William Busacker, 67

William Billy Frederick Busacker, 67, of Jordan, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, at Queen of Peace Hospital in New Prague.

Billy was born July 15, 1941, in New Prague, a son of Melvin John and Marjorie (Wieland) Busacker. He loved farming, tractors and machinery. Billy married Donna Mae Segler on Feb. 8, 1964, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. He retired from the Ford Motor Co. St. Paul plant after 47 years. He was a member of the UAW #879. Billy was a drummer and played with many polka bands, including Blanche and the Waltz Kings, James Gang, Mel Storm Band and other local groups.

He is survived by his wife; children Barry Lee Robert (Danielle) Busacker, Le Center, Bonnie Jean (Louis) Moeller, Forest Grove, OR and William John Edwin BJ Busacker, Jordan; his mother Marjorie Busacker, Jordan; grandchildren Elizabeth Marie, Michelle Lee and William Robert Busacker, Ruth Mae, Katherine Jean and Timothy Daniel Moeller; a brother Robert (Alice) Busacker, Jordan; sister Gloria Jean (Bill) Hentges, Jordan; niece Jean Marie (Nate) Brening; nephews Paul Busacker and Joe Hentges. He was preceded in death by his father; and a granddaughter, Grace Marie Moeller.

Funeral services were held & Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 11 a.m., at the Immanuel Lutheran Church on Fish Lake, Prior Lake, with Rev. Dr. Harald Schouby presiding. Interment was at the Fish Lake Lutheran Cemetery, Prior Lake. Pallbearers were Derrik Thom, Joel Klammer, Jean Marie Brening, Joe Hentges, Brian Schroeder and Greg Segler.

Visitation was held on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home in Jordan, and also one hour prior to the service at church.

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