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Edward "Eddie" Busta

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Edward “Eddie”” John Busta Jr. age 88 of Lawler, IA, died Wednesday, August 16, 2023 at the Hillcrest Home in Sumner. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 21, 2023 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Lawler with Rev. Nick Radloff celebrating the Mass. Interment will be in the church cemetery with military honors by the Lawler American Legion Post. Friends may greet the family 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Sunday, August 20, 2023 at the church where there will be a family rosary at 2:30 and a scripture service at 6:00 p.m. Visitation continues an hour prior to the Mass at the church on Monday. Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home and Crematory in New Hampton has been entrusted with arrangements. 641-394-4334 Edward John Busta Jr. was born November 24, 1934, in rural Winneshiek County, Iowa, he was the son of Edward John Busta Sr. and Elizabeth Heley Busta. Eddie's education began in a one-room schoolhouse just north of his family home. At the young age of 19, he was inducted into the US Army on October 5, 1955, where he served most of his time in post-war Germany. His service to his country was marked by an honorable discharge on April 24, 1957. After his time in the military, Eddie returned to Iowa, where he met his future wife, Geraldine Lynch, at a dance in Lawler. The couple married on March 31, 1959, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Lawler. The couple settled in their current Lawler home in March of 1963. Eddie and Geraldine worked side by side on their farm, which included a dairy operation. Their hard work was a testament to their dedication and love for their land and their family. Eddie was an active part of the local American Legion post. His commitment to the community and to his fellow veterans was a testament to his character. Eddie retired from farming but his love continued for the land and the rural lifestyle. In his free time, he enjoyed fishing locally and sharing the fruits of his labor with his family.He had a particular fondness for panfish; crappie and bluegill. He will be remembered for his thoughtful demeanor, his dedication to his family and his community. Eddie's legacy will live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. His life was a testament to the power of hard work, faith and love, and he will be dearly missed. Survivors include his wife, Geraldine; eleven children; Janice (Ronnie) Klimesh of Lawler, Joann (Ken) Lacek of Belle Plaine, MN, Allan (Rose) Busta of Rochester, MN, Dennis (Rosie) Busta of Forest City, Kathy (Brian) Meissen of New Hampton, Gary (Karen) Busta of Hampton, MN, Linda (Mark) Boland of Calmar, Brian Busta of Rogers, MN, Duane Busta, Diane (Chris) Hoey, all of Lawler, Lauren (Lorraine) Busta of Woodbury, MN; 20 grandchildren, Troy Klimesh, Tyler Klimesh, Kyle Lacek, Marlana Ayers, Paul Busta, Ann Wilcox, Amanda Rosacker, Adam Busta, Autumn Fettkether, Avery Busta, Megan Mueterthies, Nichole Meissen, Samantha Swestka, Jordan Boland, Kerri Hoey, Brooke Flattum, Isabel Hopp, Natalie Hoey, Luke Busta, Emily Busta; 16 great grandchildren; three brothers, Arnold (Sandy) Busta of Lawler, Bernard (Karen) Busta of Waucoma, James (Mary Lou) Busta of Onalaska, WI; one sister, Darlene Gebel of New Hampton; brothers-in-law, Jack (Pat) Lynch, Gene (Jane) Lynch all of Lawler, Don (Irene) Lynch of New Hampton, Pat (Mary) Lynch of Clarksville, Bob (Darlys) Lynch of Decorah, Steve Lynch of Lawler; sisters-in-law, Donna Hoehn of Lawler, Diane (Don) Hoffman of Guthrie, OK, Angie Busta of Waucoma. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Lorraine (Ed) Panos, Gladys (Richard) Balik, Walter Busta, Betty Busta; brother-in-law, Francis Gebel and sister-in-law, Mary (Glen) Rosonke.

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  1. Our Deepest Sympathy to the Entire family. Prayers and Thoughts are with you during this difficult time of Loss RIP EDDIE!
    James and Lyn (Meissen) Bailey

  2. Eddie I remember all the good times we had on your dads farm! All the Busta boys and your sisters! Eddie, Arnold , Bernie, Walter, and Jimmie! I miss Betty so very much too! Those were the Good Old Days! Eddie May You Rest In Peace! God Bless You!

  3. Sorry to hear of Eddie’s passing, prayers and love to the family.

    Dan & Marjorie (Busta) Woodbridge

  4. I remember when I would come back to Lawyer to visit with my Mom and Dad (Monica & Clem Finnegan) and how much I enjoyed playing with all my cousins on the farm. I remember riding on the tractor and eating the best corn 🌽 on the cob ever. Eddie made me laugh and I loved his smile. I have fond and happy memories.
    Love to all Jane Folena (Finnegan)

  5. Sorry to hear Ed passing my brother Arlie love to talk about fishing .with ED and farming. My sympathy to the Busta family.

  6. Sorry to hear of your loss. May his memories console you today. Sending prayers to all. Jeanne and David Roder

  7. Our sincere thoughts and prayers to the family Of Eddie Busta. May your memories stay alive in your hearts!
    Dennis and Kathy Tieskotter

  8. So sorry to see this today My sympathy to the family I fished with Eddie many times at Sweets Marsh Always had a smile and would share wax worms and cookies with everyone. He was a wonderful man and I’m sure he is pulling in the big blugills up there with Kenny Will miss seeing him on the ice Rest in Peace Buddy


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