Eugene “Gene” Buss, 73, passed away at home in East Moline on Wednesday, October 9, 2019.
A Memorial Service will be held at 12 p.m. on Monday, October 14, 2019, at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, Moline. Visitation will be 1 hour before the service at the church. Prior to the service private family burial will be at the National Cemetery on the Rock Island Arsenal where military honors will be conducted by Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 299. Memorials may be made in Gene’s name to the charity of your choice. Esterdahl Mortuary and Crematory, Ltd. is assisting the family.
Gene was born in Blue Island, Illinois on November 3, 1945. He was the son of Daniel I. and Ruth Hiemstra Buss. He married Beverly Dietrich on July 14, 1968. She preceded him in death on May 25, 2018. Gene was self employed as a safety officer and a consultant.
Gene was a veteran having served in the United States Army from 1963-1966. He was a true outdoorsman. He was a woodcarver and loved cast iron cooking, shooting, camping, fishing and hunting.
Survivors include his children, Michelle (Ron) Shong, Aaron (Vicky) Buss, Brad Buss, and Dave (Sarah) Buss;
8 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, and his mother, Ruth Buss.
He was preceded in death by his wife, brothers, Daniel R. Buss, and Clifford D. Buss.
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