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Edward "Eddie" Bussmann

September 23, 1937 — July 26, 2023

Melrose, Minnesota

Edward "Eddie" Bussmann

Edward H. “Eddie” Bussmann, age 85 of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, at his home in Melrose, Minnesota.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 31 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery with military honors by the Melrose Veterans Honor Guard. The Mass will be livestreamed and can be viewed on YouTube channel: Church of St. Mary Melrose.

Visitation will be from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Monday at the church in Melrose.

Edward Henry Bussmann was born September 23, 1937 to Bernard and Elizabeth (Wenker) Bussmann. He graduated from Melrose High School and then enlisted into the U.S. Army. After his service in the Army, he worked at Kraft Foods in Melrose while taking over the family farm. On June 6, 1961 he married Darlene Douvier at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre.

Eddie was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose and the American Legion Post 101. He served as president and on the board of the New Munich Fire Insurance Company. He enjoyed playing cards, doing carpentry work, dancing, going to the casino, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Darlene Bussmann of Melrose; children, Mark Bussmann of Melrose, Sandy (Randy) Stangler of Rogers, Scott (Andrea) Bussmann of  Melrose, Brian (Kathy) Bussmann of Grey Eagle, and Todd (Stephanie) Bussmann of Grey Eagle; eight grandchildren, Amanda (Kyle) Biddle, Drew (Maria) Stangler, Tyler Bussmann (fiancée, Bri Ufford) Samuel Bussmann, Ella Bussmann (fiancé, Jimmy Dempsey), Payten Bussmann, Michael Bussmann, and Ashley Bussmann; five great-grandchildren, Brayden and Harper Biddle, Emmitt, Trey, and Callie Stangler; sisters and brother, Doris Peterson of Sauk Centre, Bernard (Tillie) Bussmann of Melrose, and Betty Lou (Vic) Goebel of Freeport; sisters-in-law, Shirley Ostendorf of Osseo and Linda (Jim) Johnson of Lindstrom.

Eddie was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Elizabeth Bussmann; son, Jeffrey Bussmann in 1973; father and mother-in-law, Herbert and Regina Douvier; sisters and brothers-in-law, Anna Mae (Jim) Morrison, Cecilia (Donovan) Hansen, Bernice (Clarence) Theiler, Rita (Jerome) Poepping, and Lorraine (Jack) Kraker; and brother-in-law, Larry Ostendorf.

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Visitation

Monday, July 31, 2023

9:00 - 10:45 am

St. Mary's Catholic Church

755 E Kraft Dr, Melrose, MN 56352

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, July 31, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm

St. Mary's Catholic Church

755 E Kraft Dr, Melrose, MN 56352

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