LaVern Arnold “Buss” Preusser

LaVern Arnold “Buss” Preusser

July 21, 1940 – March 20, 2019

Preceded in death by parents, John and Delores Preusser; brothers-in-law, Alvin Veik and James Werner; nephew, Randy Veik.  Survived by loving wife of 53 years, Lois; daughter, Angela Funk (Ron); son, Dan Preusser; grandsons, Brandon and Justin Funk; two sisters, Pat Veik and Marlene Werner; many nieces and nephews.  Buss worked at Continental Can Co. for 35 years and for the Millard School District for ten years.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 24th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 3122 S. 74th St., followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 6:30pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Monday, March 25th at 10:30am, St. Joan of Arc Church.  Interment, Calvary Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post 331.  Memorials are suggested to St. Joan of Arc Church or to the family for their choice of charity.


  • Eileen McBride & Joe Ramirez Posted March 21, 2019 6:16 pm

    We will really miss Buss. He was a very nice guy. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

  • Ronda Engleman Posted March 22, 2019 10:10 am

    Lois and family, I am very sorry for your loss. Hugs to you Lois.

  • Marie Moser Leach Posted March 22, 2019 12:16 pm

    OMG Lois, I’m so sorry to hear about Buss, my heart hurts for you. May he rest in peace. I have many fond memories of Buss & all of us kids growing up together. Our great teen age years. The guys never missed ( our girls slumber parties).. our cousin Jim Moser called me this AM & told me. My thoughts & prayed are with you.

  • Terry Mulligan Posted March 23, 2019 12:26 am

    My condolence to the presser family, r. I.p. Buss.

  • Terry Mulligan Posted March 23, 2019 12:30 am

    Condolences to the preusser family, r.i.p. buss

  • Susan A Ames Posted March 23, 2019 6:53 am

    Lois and family keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Sylvia Temme Posted March 23, 2019 9:25 am

    Sorry to hear of Buss’s death. May you have memories for comfort, friends for support, and faith to ease your sadness

  • Randy and Margaret (Schroeder) Houpt Posted March 23, 2019 10:39 am

    So very sorry to hear of Bussy’s passing. He was a wonderful cousin. I remember staying at their house when we’d come to visit Grandma.

  • Jim and Karen Miscinski Posted March 23, 2019 11:52 am

    We will really miss seeing Buss at the health club. He will be shooting hoops with the angles and setting new records now. He was a very sweet person. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

  • Julie Desoe (Werner) Posted March 23, 2019 10:38 pm

    Lois and family I am so sorry for your loss. I am so thankful I got to see Uncle Buss the last time he was in Arizona. His sense of humor will be missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Elaine Peterson Posted March 25, 2019 12:35 am

    Lois, Angela, Ron, Dan, Marlene and Pat: Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Buss! We are related, as my dad and Buss’ mother were cousins. I grew up in the Petersburg area, also. Happily, I got to see Buss and visit with him for a little while, about 7 years ago, when my husband and I came to Omaha for our grandson’s elementary school music program. It was a fun visit! Now, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Elaine Peterson.

  • Janine Franzen Posted March 25, 2019 8:02 am

    Lois and family. Sincere sympathy for your loss. Thinking of you in this difficult time. Prayers for peace and comfort in all the days ahead! Janine Franzen (know Lois from GENEX)

  • Ted Thieman Posted March 26, 2019 11:34 am

    So sorry to hear of Bussy’s passing. Bussy was a memorable childhood friend in Petersburg. I stayed with my Grandma during the late ’40s and early ’50s and he lived a couple blocks away. Then already, Bussy loved baseball and we played catch and one-o-cat a lot, and batted high flys to each other. Bussy was the only guy I ever knew that could bat his own high flys. He’d lay his glove on the ground, bat the ball straight up in the air, pick up his glove and catch it! I also remember him later as a good third base and shortstop player for the American Legion team. A year older than me, Bussy was always friendly and helpful. And a character at times. I’m really happy that he stopped by our house here in Petersburg just a few years ago, still the friendly affable Bussy, we had a great visit recalling the good old days. Rest in peace.

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