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Dorothy Busker

May 8, 1919 - Feb. 3, 2013

The funeral service for Dorothy Busker was held Thursday, Feb. 7 at St. John Lutheran Church in Wadena, with Pastor Stephen Meltzer presiding.

Dorothy Irvena Busker, 93, passed away Sunday February 3, 2013, at Fair Oaks Lodge in Wadena, with her children at her side.

Dorothy was born to William and Minnie (Preuss) Macklanburg on May 8, 1919 in Echo, Minn., where she grew up on the family farm. There she met her husband, Anton Henry "Tony" Busker, and they were married Feb. 11, 1935 in Otter Tail County.

Dorothy and her family moved to Wadena in 1945. As a longtime resident, she was very active in St. John Lutheran Church, participating in the Women's Guild and LWML. She also enjoyed bowling, helping others, entertaining and cooking for family and friends.

Members of the community may remember Dorothy as an employee at the Rexall Drug Store and the Red Owl Store.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Tony, in 1991; parents, William and Minnie Macklanburg; sisters, Alvira Helmrichs, Aleda Hannebuth Monson, Beatrice Busker and Leona Newell; brother, Herbert Macklanburg; daughter-in-law, Marlys Busker; and son-in-law, William Burns.

She is survived by her son, Don Busker of Detroit Lakes; daughters, Phyllis Burns of Wadena and Judy Busch of Stillwater; as well as eight grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearers were her great grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers were Bill Burns, Shelley Fischer, John Burns, Ryan Iversen, Scott Busker, Mark Busker, Vicki Bedford and Chris Busch.

Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery in Deer Creek, and arrangements were with Schuller Family Funeral Home's Johnson-Schuller Chapel in Wadena.