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“So very sorry to hear news of Jerry passing - I will Forever remember his big smile and laugh that you knew was him and could always cheer a person...Read More »
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“Just a great guy saw him in wichita getting a load at love box ”
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“May your family find peace in this time if sorrow. I didn't personally know him but I do know his son Shamus and I am sending prayers and condolences...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Tanya Olson - St Joseph, MN

“I'm glad to have known Jerry as a friend. His laugh and his energy were contagious.So sorry..... ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Mark Nicholson - Wells, MN

“Jerry was a WONDERFUL man. I began to know him when I was a young college lady in my early 20's while bartending at The Bird's Nest. Jerry always...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Lisa Pannkuk-Hedrington - WI

“May our Lord grant you Peace and Hold you close as you go thru this sorrow of Loss. You are in our Prayers. Jerry was a Friend to many and will...Read More »
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Jerry Lee Busch, age 62, of Kiester, MN died Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at his home, surrounded by his family. A Celebration of Jerry's Life will be held Friday, August 18, 2017 at 5:00 PM at The Kiester Legion. Visitation will be Saturday, August 19 from 4 – 7 PM at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells, MN, and will conclude with Military Honors accorded by the Kiester American Legion Post #454.

Jerry Lee was born October 12, 1954 in Douglas County, MN, the son of William "Billy" and Gladys (Jobe) Busch. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Alexandrea. He attended school at Zion Lutheran and Alexandria High School. Jerry honorably served our country for 4 years in the United States Army, stationed in Alaska. He had many adventures in his life: he commercial fished off the Oregon coast, owned a small engine shop, and worked construction in Arizona. He worked as a union carpenter in Alaska, Oregon, and Minnesota, pouring thousands of yards of concrete. He farmed for a short time, and was an owner/operator for many years. Jerry was a volunteer fireman for the Walters Fire Department for many years. Jerry had many hobbies. He loved gardening, riding his Harley, fishing, hunting, and his animals. He so enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Jerry was such a happy and caring man. He will be missed and loved by everyone who knew him.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Karen of Kiester; mother, Gladys Busch of Alexandria; children: Shamus Busch (fiancé Beth Goerger) of Rollag, MN, Shawn (Shannon) St. Onge of Sauk Rapids, MN, Jenny Subject (fiancé Ryan Flett) of Beldenville, WI, Jessi (Ryan) Mary of Lake Mills, IA; step daughters: Rachel (Jeff) Lohberger of Kiester, Audra Hanson (Dan Woitas) of Minnesota Lake, MN, and Maren Oren of St. Joseph, MN; grandchildren: KateLynn, Ashlan, Nathan, and Logan St. Onge of Sauk Rapids, Summer, and Autumn Busch-Gordon of Albert Lea, MN, Nathan Ptacek of Prescott, WI, Owen and Kaisen Mary of Lake Mills, Cody and Reise Hanson of Minnesota Lake, Tristan, and Solomon Oren-Ruprecht of St. Joseph; 1 great-grandson Taylan St. Onge of Sauk Rapids; sisters: Jean (Wally) Wallburg of Ironton, MN, Judy Thoenis of Miltona, MN, and Joyce Anderson of Walters, MN.

He is preceded in death by his father, Billy; brother, James; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.