Myron Busse, age 88, of Canby, MN passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 in Hartford, SD. Memorial service will be held in September at the First Presbyterian Church in Canby, MN at 1:00pm on Monday, September 14th. Visitation will be 5 to7pm on Sunday, September 13th at the Houseman Funeral Home, Birk Chapel in Canby. Burial will be held at a later date. Houseman Funeral Home, Birk Chapel of Canby is entrusted with the arrangements.
Myron was born on May 29, 1932 on the farm in Rock County, MN to Edward H and Emma D (Herrmann) Busse. His brother and mischief co-conspirator, Kenneth, arrived almost 3 years later and made the family complete. The family moved from the farm to Beaver Creek, MN. Much to the boys’ surprise, their Mother always knew when they secretly swam in the creek by ruffling their hair and feeling it damp. Myron loved riding along with his father on the county road grader to road-hunt along the way and bring home supper. Myron graduated from Beaver Creek High School in 1951. He furthered his education after high school by attending Worthington Community College and Dunwoody. He then chose to serve his country by enlisting in the US Army in 1952. He was active duty combat Infantry stationed in Korea until his honorable discharge in 1954. He returned home and married his sweetheart, Audrey Cam, on March 5, 1955 in Jasper, MN where Audrey was teaching. They moved to Mankato where Myron attended Mankato State College and son Kevin was born in 1955. After graduating in 1959, Myron and family moved to Lamberton, MN for his first teaching job and daughter, Andrea was born in 1960. The family moved to Canby, MN in 1963 for Myron and Audrey to begin new teaching careers. Myron taught Earth Science and Biology. He loved his field of education and was passionate about sharing that knowledge with his students. He also enjoyed coaching Jr High Football and Wrestling, in addition to being the faculty host of the Science Club. Myron spent summers during his teaching years, driving heavy road construction equipment for Mclaughlin & Schulz and driving semi-truck for Schwans, Floyd Wild and Gorecki. Myron retired from teaching in 1987 and turned his attention to long-haul, coast-to-coast truck driving full time for Thompson Brothers. He was asked to be a semi-truck driving instructor through Southeast Tech in Sioux Falls which he thoroughly enjoyed. Driving and seeing the country fed his passion for adventure, people and the earth’s natural beauty. He was excited to help drive for Helena in his 80’s before finally “retiring” to care for Audrey. Myron was an active and involved member of First Presbyterian Church. He served many terms as a Deacon and enjoyed helping as Lector, delivering bulletins, providing rides and however else he could help. His quiet time at home was typically spent reading his bible and study guides. As many of you already know, Myron was also passionate about helping Veterans. He was a life-member of local VFW, Military Order of Cooties, DAV and American Legion posts. He held several district and local leadership positions with the VFW. He volunteered countless hours for veteran related activities, driving vets to appointments, parades, military honor guard duties, etc. Myron and Audrey filled their retirement years by following their grandchildren’s sports and band activities; family holidays; traveling to Alaska, St Maarten, Grand Caymen, Branson and Arizona; VFW conventions all over the US; putting miles on his Spyder; sharing time with friends and relaxing at his happy place – West Battle Lake.
Grateful for having shared his life is his wife of 65 ½ years, Audrey; two children: Kevin, Hartford, SD and Andrea “Andi” (Gene) Klein, Brandon, SD; 5 grandchildren: Collin Busse, Jillanne (Adam) Beier, Katelyn Busse, Kyle (Kristin) Klein and Keira (Kyle) Anderson; 4 great-grandchildren: Logan and Emma DeSmet and Parker and Jonah Anderson – as well as, sisters-in-law: Janice Busse, Luverne, MN and Vivian Lynn, Lake Park, IA; many nieces and nephews; and many close and special friends and neighbors. Myron was preceded into heaven by his parents, Edward and Emma Busse, daughter-in-law, Deborah (Fier) Busse, brother Kenneth Busse, sisters-in-law Lois Ramsett and LaVisa Wilson and brothers-in-law Willard Ramsett, Wesley Lynn and Russell Wilson. May his soul find peace and comfort in God’s embrace. Myron’s family suggests memorials in his honor be made to the Veteran’s organization of your choice (VFW, American Legion, DAV, etc) or First Presbyterian Church.
Myron’s “fan base” appears to be far and wide; however, in this unprecedented time of pandemic, we understand that you may not be able to attend the visitation or funeral with us. If you cannot attend, please lift up a prayer, share a joke/story or raise a glass in Myron’s honor … he would get a kick out of that!