Eugene Buss, 76, passed peacefully on January 24, 2023.
Eugene Richard Buss was born to Ella (Aeilts) and Albert Buss in Adrian, MN on October 22, 1946. The family soon moved to a farm between Hoffman and Herman, MN, where he enjoyed being part of an active farm family. He participated in 4-H, enjoyed hunting with family and friends, and would meet up with friends at Perkin’s Resort to go roller skating.
He graduated from Herman High School in 1964, and then attended Alexandria Technical School in the Carpentry program.
In 1967 he enlisted in the United States Air Force, and was stationed at the Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa, where he worked on the flight line. After hours, he learned to scuba dive, and was a few weeks short of qualifying for his black belt in Karate before he was shipped stateside. He was then stationed at the Grand Forks Air Force Base and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant before being discharged.
In April, 1970 Gene asked Jackie Bertram for a date and they married one year later. They made their home in Morris, and were soon joined by four sons. He worked as a carpenter for a few years before starting Buss Construction. While he preferred new construction – especially cabinet making, he also did remodeling, shingling, and concrete work.
After their divorce, Gene moved to California where he could work year round. While there, he met Agnes Blasier, and they would marry and relocate outside Nashville, TN. He and his youngest son, Adam, worked together at construction, while building his own home outside Joelton, TN.
After getting a cancer diagnosis in October he returned to his sister’s house in Minnesota, where he was able to spend quality time with his family. He was cared for by his sister, Marjean and her son James, at her home, while being on the Hospice program.
He was survived by his sons, Jeb (Jason) Worrall, Jeremy, and Steven; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; brothers, Leroy, Albert, and Orlyn; sister, Marjean; and many other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and son Adam.
The Bainbridge Funeral Home of Herman, MN assisted the family.