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“Looking for some genealogy info and found this. So sorry for your loss. I don't remember much about the old days, but I do have pictures. ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Alice Resner Holt - Glenn Dale, MD

“Virginia, my thoughts and prayers are with you Robert ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Robert Mendez - San Jose, CA

“Dear Florence, Mike, Terry & Mark, My deepest sympathy to you and his family. My fondest childhood memories are of the summer vacations with the...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Judy Busse - Cousin

“My sympathy to the whole family. I went to grade school with Dean. I remember him playing the piano, very talented. So sorry for your loss. ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Diane Kastner Norby - Ottawa, IL

“To Florence, Mike, Terry & Mark, all of whom I knew growing up, and also to all of Dean's family and children who I have not had the pleasure of...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Michael Cape - Houma, LA

“Virginia and Austen, my thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Nicole Mixa - Green Bay, WI

Dean A. Busse

Dean A. Busse, age 55, of 1938 South Bouten, Appleton, died Saturday, April 23, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh.

Dean was born on February 25, 1956, in Manitowoc, son of Florence (Snowden) Busse and the late Delmar Busse. He attended schools in Manitowoc and graduated with the class of 1974 from Lincoln High School. He later attended Silver Lake College where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1999. He was employed as an auto technician at Steffens Auto Center in Manitowoc until his time of death. He owned Musicwoods Repair and Supply and for many years worked with Holy Family Conservatory of Music and Golden Ring Folklore Center. He was an accomplished musician who played piano, violin, mandolin, and guitar. His big love was bluegrass music and building and playing his mandolins. He was a talented artist who enjoyed sharing his art with family and friends. For many years, he enjoyed painting the backdrops for the Manitowoc County Figuring Skating Club.

Survivors include his mother: Florence Busse, Manitowoc; Dean’s daughter and son: Virginia Busse, Green Bay; Austen Busse, Rothschild; Jean Codrey of Appleton and her children Mike and Dan; mother of his children: Sandy Busse, Manitowoc; three brothers and one sister-in-law: Michael Busse and his fiancée Tina, Two Rivers; Terry (Anne) Busse, Manitowoc; Mark Busse, Manitowoc; close friends: Bill and Barb Vorron, Manitowoc; his dog, Brutus. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by his father: Delmar Busse.

A service of comfort will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 28, 2011, at Jens Family Funeral Home, 1122 South 8th Street, Manitowoc. Rev. Robert Kujawski will officiate with burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call on Wednesday at the funeral home from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and again on Thursday morning from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. Online condolences may be sent to

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Dean’s name.