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Edward H. “Eddie” Bussmann

Edward H. “Eddie” Bussmann, 85, of Melrose, passed away peacefully July 26, 2023, at his home in Melrose. A Mass of Christian Burial was July 31 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose with the Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating. Interment was in the parish cemetery with military honors by the Melrose Veterans Honor Guard. Edward Henry Bussmann was born Sept. 23, 1937 to Bernard and Elizabeth (Wenker) Bussmann. He graduated from Melrose High School and then enlisted into the U.S. Army. After his service in the Army, he worked at Kraft Foods in Melrose while taking over the family farm. On June 6, 1961, he married Darlene Douvier at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. Eddie was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose and the American Legion Post 101. He served as president and on the board of the New Munich Fire Insurance Company. He enjoyed playing cards, doing carpentry work, dancing, going to the casino, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Darlene Bussmann of Melrose; children Mark Bussmann of Melrose, Sandy (Randy) Stangler of Rogers, Scott (Andrea) Bussmann of Melrose, Brian (Kathy) Bussmann of Grey Eagle, and Todd (Stephanie) Bussmann of Grey Eagle; eight grandchildren Amanda (Kyle) Biddle, Drew (Maria) Stangler, Tyler Bussmann (fiancée Bri Ufford), Samuel Bussmann, Ella Bussmann (fiancé Jimmy Dempsey), Payten Bussmann, Michael Bussmann and Ashley Bussmann; five great-grandchildren, Brayden and Harper Biddle, Emmitt, Trey and Callie Stangler; sisters and brother Doris Peterson of Sauk Centre, Bernard (Tillie) Bussmann of Melrose, and Betty Lou (Vic) Goebel of Freeport; and sisters-in-law Shirley Ostendorf of Osseo and Linda (Jim) Johnson of Lindstrom. Eddie was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Elizabeth Bussmann; son Jeffrey Bussmann in 1973; father- and mother-in-law Herbert and Regina Douvier; sisters- and brothers-in-law Anna Mae (Jim) Morrison, Cecilia (Donovan) Hansen, Bernice (Clarence) Theiler, Rita (Jerome) Poepping and Lorraine (Jack) Kraker; and brother-in-law Larry Ostendorf. Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral and Cremation Services of Melrose. PH-31-1B

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