James E. Busz, 74 of Pierceton, passed away at 12:15 p.m. Sunday, March 2, 2014, in his residence.
On May 2, 1939, he was born in Pierceton to Thurman and Nellie (Birtwhistle) Busz.
He was united in marriage to Janice Kay Staley May 6, 1960, in Columbia City. She preceded him in death April 2, 2012.
A lifetime resident of Pierceton, James had worked for Dana/Weatherhead, Syracuse, for 30 years as a quality inspector.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1958-1960 with an honorable discharge. He attended the Pierceton Presbyterian Church, Pierceton American Legion Post #256, Pierceton Masonic Lodge F&AM #377, Fort Wayne Valley Scottish Rite, and Mizpah Shrine Fort Wayne. He served as Tyler for the Masonic Lodge for several years.
James is survived by three sons, Jeff (Cindy) Busz of Warsaw, James (Kathy) Busz of Columbia City and Joseph (Krista) Busz of North Manchester; two sisters, Lois Sleighter and Ada Finken both of Pierceton and seven grandchildren, Jason, Andrew, Mariah, Ryan, Chas, Kaleb and Logan.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, with Pastor Billy Smith officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Pierceton, with military honors by American Legion Post #253, Pierceton.
Visitation hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral chapel in Warsaw with a Masonic Service by Pierceton Masonic Lodge #377 at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, P.O. Box 863765, Orlando, Fla. 32886-3765.
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