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Ernest Waldbusser

May 29, 1916 January 25, 2015
Ernest Waldbusser
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ERNEST WALDBUSSER, 98, of Prophetstown, IL, died Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Center in Prophetstown. Ernie was born May 29, 1916, in Deer Creek, IL, to Fred and Anna (Hacker) Waldbusser. He was educated in rural one room schools. On February 5, 1938, he married Florence Dorathy in Davenport, IA. Ernie began working on rural farms in his younger years, and later he owned and operated his own farm. He farmed for 42 years. He was a member of the Leon United Methodist Church in Prophetstown. He enjoyed playing cards with his brothers, and was an avid Chicago Cubs Fan. Survivors include his wife, Florence; one daughter, Jana (Neil) Oppendike of Prophetstown; one son, Gary Waldbusser of Myrtle Beach, SC; two grandchildren, Kevin (Chris) Oppendike and Karen (fianc" Kevin Sproul) Holder; three great grandchildren, Christopher Chamberlain, Megan and Andrew Wangelin. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Elsie Burgess and Dorothy Knapp; five brothers, William, Frederick "Fritz", Robert, Alfred and Henry Waldbusser.

FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 AM - Saturday " January 31, 2015 at the Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home, 320 Lafayette Street, Prophetstown, ILOFFICIATING: Pastor Gale Brandner " Pastor at Leon United Methodist Church " Prophetstown, ILVISITATION: 9:00 AM until the time of the service " Saturday " January 31, 2015 at the Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home " Prophetstown, ILINTERMENT: Riverside Cemetery " Prophetstown, IL
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