Wayne E. Busch passed away on September 18, 2021, at Presbyterian Manor in Newton, Kansas.
Wayne was born in Rugby, North Dakota on March 9, 1933 to John and Mary Busch. He finished his education at Minot State Teachers College and began his teaching career in Mott, North Dakota in 1961. He spent his entire career there as a junior high science teacher along with coaching physical education, driver education, and was principal of the junior high.
He was deeply involved at Trinity Lutheran Church, serving as president, treasurer, usher, teacher, and choir member. He continued to support his church even after moving to Omaha to be closer to his family.
Wayne was preceded in death by Joyce, his wife of 44 years, his parents, two sisters, a brother and granddaughter, Beth Lemke. He is survived by his loving daughters: Sharon (Stan) Lemke, Sandra (David) Kern, and Charlene (Stan) Herauf; six grandchildren: Dr. Stephanie Kern Schutte (Kyle), Dr. Jennifer Kern Tracy, Dr. Alysia Kern Lovgren (Jimmy), Amy Lemke, Carrie Lemke, and Derek Herauf; seven great-grandchildren: Melanie, Tyler, Ryan, and Cody Schutte, Brandon and Mariah Tracy; sisters Betty Nelson and Janice Knutson; and brothers Jerry Busch and Philip Busch.
Any memorials may be sent to Wayne’s favorite charities: Special Olympics and St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Graveside services will be at 1:00 p.m., October 20, 2021 at Mott Cemetery in Mott, North Dakota.