Jane Bushke, 70, Manitowoc

September 5, 2018

Jane Elizabeth Bushke (nee Firehammer), 70, Manitowoc, passed away Saturday, Sept. 2, 2018, at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay surrounded by her family.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 8, at 1 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Horicon with the Rev. Daniel Vojta officiating. Visitation will take place Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. at the church. A luncheon will follow the service and inurnment will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery at a later date.

Jane was born the daughter of Willard and Katherine (Schombor) Firehammer on May 26, 1948, in Beaver Dam. She was a 1966 graduate of Horicon High School and then went on to earn her bachelor’s degree from UW-Oshkosh. Jane was united in marriage to James Bushke on Aug. 30, 1969, in Clyman.

Jane touched many hearts and enriched countless lives. With a warm, loving smile and a patient heart and countless stories, Jane made lifelong friends everywhere she went. And go Jane did!

With a love of travel and talent in the medical field, Jane enjoyed 50 years as a histotech, and 20 years traveling across the country teaching and training others in her chosen field.

Traveling from Texas to Alaska and so many places in between, Jane lived her life to the fullest, gathering and sharing stories every step along the way.

Jane’s love of travel was equal to her love of cooking, canning and sharing recipes with her family and friends.

Jane also enjoyed camping, bowling, golfing, fishing, reading and playing cribbage. She had a deep love for her pets (and a considerable aversion to birds).

Packers Sundays always proved special as friends across the country heard Jane cheering on her beloved Pack.

Jane will be missed by many.

She is survived by her sons, Michael (special friend Rachelle) Bushke of Fairbanks, Alaska, Christopher (special friend Stacy) Bushke of Sun Prairie, Adam (Mary) Bushke of Sherwood, and Lucas Bushke of Portland, Oregon; her grandsons, Trevor Bushke and Michael (Teri) Horn; her granddaughter, Sarah (Alex) Salisott; her special friend, Charles “Chuck” Ostdick; her sisters- in-law, Mary Ann Firehammer of Beaver Dam and Monica Kurbiec of Puillop, Washington; her brother-in-law, Jeff (Hyon-Suh) Bushke of Fairbanks, Alaska. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James; her in-laws, Harold (Marie) Bushke; her brothers, James Firehammer and David Firehammer; and her sister-in-law, Marlene St. Claire.

Memorials may be directed to Zion Lutheran Church in Horicon.

Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Horicon is serving the family. For online condolences and other information please visit www.KoepsellFH.com.

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