CARBONDALE — Warren N. Buescher of Carbondale, formerly Chester, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, at age 84.
Warren dedicated his life to the education of children, beginning as an elementary school teacher, then as an educational administrator following the completion of his Masters in Education Administration from SIU-C, and to his family with wife, Ruth Buescher. He was an active member in the Lions Club for more than 60 years.
Warren was born Jan. 26, 1935, in Steeleville, to Elmer "Tom" Buescher and Verna Holm Buescher Gerlach. He is survived by his four children, Scott (son), Diane (nee Nance, daughter-in-law) and Ben (grandson) Buescher, Tom Buescher (son), Beth (nee Buescher, daughter), Randy (son-in-law), Bailey and Brennan (granddaughters) Ballard, Karrie Buescher (daughter), Elaine Buescher Kattenbraker (sister) with children Phil, Dan and Mark Kattenbraker (nephews), and wife, Sue Lipe Buescher with two children and four grandchildren.
Preceding him in death was his wife of 44 years, Ruth Hartmann Buescher, who passed on May 19, 2001, and niece, Kathy Kattenbraker, who passed on June 22, 2016 and brother in-law, Roger Kattenbraker, who passed away July 6, 2015.
A service for family will be at 11 a.m. Feb. 15, in St. Paul Lutheran Church, Jackson, Missouri. There will also be a celebration of life at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, in Our Savior Lutheran Church at 700 S. University Ave., in Carbondale.
Memorials may be given to Our Savior Lutheran Church in Carbondale; St. John Lutheran Church, Chester; or the Lions Club, either the Chester or Carbondale chapter.