Richard Dick Hunsbuscher, a longtime Antigo educator,died Monday, November 24, 2008 at home in Minoqua. He was 83 years old. Born March 18, 1925 in New Munster, WI to the late Frank and Mary (Kerkhoff) Husnbuscher, he married Rosalie Orth on June 24, 1950 in Port Edwards. She survives.
He served in the United States Air Force during WWII, was stationed in England, and flew in B-17 Bombers as a tailgunner. He graduated from Burlington High School and recieved his bachelor and master degrees in education from U.W. Stout. Mr. Hunsbuscher taught at Elcho High School for one year and at Antigo High School as industrial arts and drafting teacher from 1951 until retiring in 1986. He moved to Minoqua in 1997.
He was a member of the Msgr. Conrad Sailie Knights of Colombus Council 1002, Antigo, The B.P.O. of the Elks Lodge 662, Antigo, Antigo Rotary Club, Leland - Tollefson VFW Post 2653, Antigo, and the Antigo Education Association. He was active in the Lakeland Senior Center of Woodruf. He served on the Onieda County Commission on Aging and the Northen Area Agency on Aging.
Survivors include his wife Rosalie one daughter, Lynn (Bruce) Lutz Park Falls; one son, Keith (Rose) Hunsbuscher, Indianapolis, IN; one sister, Bette Pihringer Burlington.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Ken.
Services will be held on Friday, November 28, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary & Hyacinth Catholic Church with Rev. Michael E. Betley, officiating. Burial will take place in Elmwood Cemetery where Antigo Veterans will conduct military rites. Visitation will be friday at church from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
In leiu of flowers memorials may be directed to Lakeland Senior Center in Woodruf, or the American Heart Association or American Lung Association. Bradley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Online condolences at bradleyfh.com.
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For some reason I thought of Mr. Hunsbuscher today. After doing a web search, found this obituary. I regret not seeking him out long ago to tell him he was the teacher that had more of an effect on my life than any other. Many, many times I use the skills I learned in his amazing IA program. Equally his steady personality served as a wonderful roll model for all of us.
A great, great man and educator.