Steven “Joe” Buschel


Services for Steven Joseph “Joe” Buschel, 60, of Buffalo, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend are Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at The Church of St. Francis in Buffalo. Rev. David Hennen is the Celebrant.
Casket Bearers are Joseph Buschel, Charles Buschel, Daniel Buschel, Ramon Vega, Jonathan Vega, Ramon Vega Jr., Greg Donovan, Jerry Utecht, Keith Swanson and Josh Buschel.
Mr. Buschel died Saturday, Jan. 5, at home surrounded by his family.
He was born Nov. 24, 1952, in Buffalo the son of Herman and Margaret Serie Buschel.
He served briefly in The United States Marine Corp.
On Nov. 17, 1973, Steven J. Buschel and Mary C. Holthaus were joined in holy marriage at St. Francis Catholic Church in Buffalo. God blessed their marriage with five children.
He was formerly employed as a meat cutter and currently at Klatt True Value in Buffalo.
Mr. Buschel enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons and grandchildren, woodworking, attending auctions, flea markets and antiquing. He was a very personable and sociable man with a great sense of humor, a dreamer. He was a handyman, repaired screens. He loved country western music and movies especially John Wayne. He also enjoyed playing cards with family. He was a volunteer at Catholic Charities and Love Inc. and enjoyed serving others. He was a man of honesty and humility who loved God.
He was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Buffalo and a member of The Knights of Columbus (3rd Degree).
He will be greatly missed by many!
Survived by his wife of 39 years, Mary C. Buschel; children, Rose Buschel, Tonya (Ramon) Vega, Joseph (Christine) Buschel, Charles (Chantell Lee) Buschel and Daniel Buschel; nine grandchildren, Dannaliz , Jonathan , Ramon Jr. and Isabella Vega; Skylee, Braydon Alannah Buschel, Brandon Buschel and Angelina Buschel; brothers and a sister, Robert (Joan) Buschel, Donna (Willard) Swanson, Bill (Linda) Buschel and James (Noreen) Buschel; mother-in-law, Irmina Holthaus; many other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Margaret Buschel, a brother, Richard Buschel, sisters-in-law, Corrine Buschel and Kay Buschel, brother-in-law, Stephen Foster and by his father-in-law, Fred Holthaus.
Interment will follow at St. Francis Cemetery.