Paul Lewis Buss, 85, Ash Creek, died peacefully on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at the Good Samaritan Society – Mary Jane Brown Home in Luverne.
In accordance with Minnesota Executive Order and CDC guidelines, a private family burial will be held on Friday, May 1, at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne.
Paul Buss was born on Aug. 2, 1934, to Dick and Sarah Jane (Nicloy) Buss on the family farm north of Steen. He was raised there for eight years before the family moved to a farm west of Ellsworth for the next two years. The family then moved to a farm west of Kanaranzi for the next eleven years. At this time, Paul completed his education through the eighth grade at District 24 country school. Following his schooling, he remained living and helping on the family farm.
On Nov. 9, 1955, Paul married Noma Hicks. The couple resided in the Rowena, South Dakota, area for a short time before moving to their home in Ash Creek. Paul spent his summers working at Hanson Silo until 1986. His winters were spent helping local farmers.
In 1986 Paul formally retired and went into the salvage business where he could often be found cleaning and recycling copper. His wife, Noma, died in August of 2004. Paul continued to live in their home until entering Good Samaritan Society - Mary Jane Brown home in Luverne in November of 2018.
Paul enjoyed woodworking, fishing, embroidering, wooden lawn ornaments and playing Farkel and other card games. He was very content with living a simple life and loved having a good conversation with anyone who had a moment to visit.
He is survived by his six children, Howard (Nancy) Buss of Hardwick, Debra (William) Tiesler of Ellsworth, Vernon (Cheryl) Buss of Valley Springs, South Dakota, Ralph Buss of Ash Creek, Sharon (Randy) Schomacker of Luverne, and Timothy ( Wendy) Buss of Hills; 16 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Noma; an infant daughter, Nancy; his parents; one brother, Richard; and one sister, Nina Mae Eernisse.
An online registry and a video honoring Paul’s life can be found at the Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne website, www.hartquistfuneral.com.