Jefferson City, MO 69° View Live Radar Fri H 89° L 71° Sat H 85° L 70° Sun H 84° L 68° Weather Sponsored By:

Obituary: Leonard Henry Buschmann

Obituary: Leonard Henry Buschmann

March 10th, 2019 in Obituaries

Leonard Henry Buschmann, age 91, of Vienna, passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at his residence near Vienna. He was born on August 28, 1927, near Vienna, in Maries County, a son of William John and Clara Catherine (Zimmer) Buschmann. Leonard was united in marriage on June 11, 1955, at St. Anthony, to the former Miss Rosalee Catherine Blomberg, and to this union, six children were born. He was a member of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Council 13178, both in Vienna. During his working life, Leonard had helped on the family farm while growing up prior to his employment as a steelworker in St. Louis. He moved back to Vienna and worked at Leonard Weidinger's Standard Station. Leonard then worked for his brother-in-law, Melvin Wansing, at his Phillips 66 Station and did lawnmower and small engine repair there as well while at the same time attaining his GED and teaching degree from Lincoln University. After acquiring his teaching certification, Leonard was employed by the Maries R-1 School District, Vienna, as the Vocational Technology Instructor for many years and also drove a school bus and kept his evening repair service going at the station retiring from those endeavors in 1986. He continued working as an Automotive Repair Instructor at Rolla Technical Institute (RTI) for three additional years before he fully retired in 1989. Leonard was a master at anything related to gardening and lawn care; an expert in small engine repair; and an artist when crafting his handmade bird feeders. Our community loved seeing Leonard coming with his arms loaded with his homegrown produce to share and others to enjoy. Those left to mourn the passing of Leonard include: His sons, Tim Buschmann and wife, Lillian, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Rick Buschmann of Vienna, Gary Buschmann and wife, Shelby, of Garland, Texas, and Neal Buschmann and wife, Cheryl, of Vienna; his siblings, Rosalie Leuthen of Vienna, Leona "Lee" Schwartze and husband, Jerry, of Jefferson City, Teresa Neuner and husband, Stanley, of Jefferson City, Bernice Veasman of Brinktown, Lawrence Buschmann and wife, Dorothy, of Vienna, Mary Helton and husband, Dorsey, of Jefferson City, Ann Bax and husband, Dennis, of Jefferson City, and Bill Buschmann and wife, Diane, of Taos; brother-in-law, Gerald Ready, of Vienna; sister-in-law, Teresa Rose Buschmann, of Jefferson City; his grandchildren, Angie Martin of St. James, Jeremy Buschmann and wife, Kelli, of Aviston, Illinois, Alexander Buschmann of Bronx, New York, Marisa Buschmann of Garland, Texas, Emily Fleetwood of Salem, and Louis Buschmann of Vienna; his great-grandchildren, Tyler Glidden, Bailey Glidden, Cole Buschmann, and Jack Buschmann; nephews; nieces; great-nephews; great-nieces; and a host of other relatives and friends. Family members preceding Leonard in death include: His wife, Rosalee, on December 8, 2014; two sons, Scott Anthony Buschmann on September 18, 1964, and Donald Wayne Buschmann on June 26, 1987; one granddaughter, Dakota Leigh Buschmann, on June 16, 1994; his father, William "Bill", on May 31, 1999; his mother, Clara, on April 5, 1995; one brother, Bernard Stephen Buschmann, on October 16, 2017; one sister, Marcelline Clara "Marcie" Wansing Ready, on March 13, 2013; two brothers-in-law, Melvin William Wansing on December 27, 1997, and Claude Arthur Veasman on March 12, 2015, and one sister-in-law, Lillian Sophie Buschmann, on July 28, 2007. Visitation for Mr. Leonard H. Buschmann will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., on Sunday, March 10, 2019, with a Prayer Service at 3:45 p.m. and a Rosary Service at 6:45 p.m., and from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., on Monday, March 11, 2019, in the Visitation Catholic Church, 105 North Main Street, Vienna, Missouri 65582. The Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Leonard H. Buschmann will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., on Monday, March 11, 2019, in the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 105 North Main Street, Vienna, Missouri 65582, with the Rev. Matthew Flatley as the Celebrant. Interment will be next to his beloved wife, Rosalee, in the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery under the direction of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home in Vienna. Pallbearers Mr. Buschmann will be Sam Blomberg, Louis Buschmann, Jeremy Buschmann, Tyler Glidden, Angie Martin, and Bailey Glidden, and honorary pallbearers for him will be Cole Buschmann, Jack Buschmann, Alexander Buschmann, Marisa Buschmann, and Emily Fleetwood. Memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Leonard H. Buschmann are suggested by his family for Masses, to the Knights of Columbus Council 13178, or to the Visitation Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund with envelopes available at the Church or in care of Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 250, Vienna, Missouri 65582. Online condolences may be shared with the family of Mr. Leonard H. Buschmann at www.birminghammartinfuneral homes.com