Archive for Thursday, October 5, 2006

Alfred G. Buselt

1923-2006

October 5, 2006

Mass of Christian Burial for Alfred G. Buselt, 83, of Leavenworth, was Tuesday, Oct. 3, at St. Casimir Catholic Church, Leavenworth. Burial with military honors was in Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Mr. Buselt died Friday, Sept. 29, 2006, at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

He was born July 28, 1923, in Leavenworth, the son of Michael L. and Mary A. (Cegielski) Buselt.

Mr. Buselt enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps while attending Immaculata High School, where he was known better as "Boots" by the class of 1942.

He earned the Purple Heart while serving in World War II when he was exposed to severe bombings and artillery fire, and he received a severe wound that left him partially paralyzed. He lived with his disability practically all his life and never complained.

Mr. Buselt was recognized in a local newspaper's special section for Veterans Day in 2000.

He was a member of St. Casimir Catholic Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Survivors include his sisters, Valentine E. "Val" Williams and Irene R. Mehl, both of Leavenworth, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials to the church, sent in care of Barnett-Larkin-Brown Funeral Home, 707 S. Sixth St., Leavenworth 6604

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