Gerald Buss

November 28, 2018

Memorial services for the Rev. Gerald D. Buss, 87, Hiawatha, Kan., will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at Upper Wolf Lutheran Church in Robinson, Kan. Burial will precede the service at 10:30 a.m. at the church cemetery.

Visitation will be 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha.

He died Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Hiawatha.


The Rev. Gerald D. Buss was born in September 1931 on the farm of his parents, Paul and Mabel Buss, near Pierce. He graduated from Pierce High School in 1949.

Gerald’s early adult life included farming and serving in the U.S. Army for two years. In 1952, he married Deloris Stonacek, and in 1958, he enrolled in seminary.

After completing a master’s of divinity, Gerald was ordained in 1964 and served churches in Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Colorado and Kansas. In 1996, he retired as a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Gerald and Deloris retired in Hiawatha.

Gerald was predeceased by his son, Anthony Buss. He is survived by his spouse of 66 years, Deloris Buss; his children, Cathy Mueller, David Buss, Jerry Buss, Tim Buss, DeAnn Windibiziri and Sara Buss; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

To leave condolences for the Buss family, please visit the funeral home website at www.chapeloaksfuneralhome.

The cemetery is located at 1803 Sumac Road, Robinson, Kan. A luncheon will follow the memorial service.

Memorials may be made to the Oaks Indian Mission, PO Box 130, Oaks, OK 74359; Upper Wolf Lutheran Church; or Habitat for Humanity.

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