Harold F. Buerster (88) of Newton


Published on July 17 2012 9:48 am

Harold F. Buerster, age 88, of Newton, and formerly of rural Ingraham, IL passed away at 5:05 AM - Monday, July 16, 2012 at his home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM – Thursday, July 19, 2012 at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Wendelin, IL.  Burial will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery with a flag presentation.  Visitation will be held 5:00-7:00 PM – Wednesday, July 18, 2012 and 1 hour before the mass in the church.  Arrangements are under the care of the Blake-Buchanan Funeral Home in Newton, IL.  The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.blakefh.com.

Harold was born on January 26, 1924 in rural Noble, IL the son of Carl and Cecelia (Kuenstler) Buerster.  He married Rose Marie Radke on May 10, 1949 at St. Mary the Assumption Catholic Church in Ste. Marie, IL.  Harold was a retired farmer.  He was a member of the St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton and former member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Wendelin.  Harold served his country in the United States Navy during WW II.  He was a member of the Ste. Marie Post #932 American Legion, Knights of Columbus and Jasper County Farm Bureau.  After retiring from farming Harold enjoyed woodworking and spending his time with his grandchildren, great grandchildren.

Harold is survived by his wife of 63 years – Rose Marie Buerster of Newton, IL...5 Children – David (Joan) Buerster of Newton, IL, Robert (Mildred) Buerster of Olney, IL, Rev James Buerster of Germantown, IL, Mary Pat (Leo) Ginder of Clare, MI and Susan Sandschafer of Effingham, IL...Grandchildren – Kimberly (Keith) Wilson, Katie (Adam) Kuhl, Jennifer (Carson) Lomax, Lisa (Phil) Ozier, Karen Buerster (special friend Micky), Amy (Corey) Coleman, Brian (Anni’) Ginder, Valarie (Kevin) Huber, Mark (Catherine) Sandschafer, Erica (Eric) Quint, Bridget (Mark) Milleville, Steve Sandschafer, Jill Sandschafer...Great Grandchildren – Brock Wilson, Briley Wilson, Addison Kuhl, Roxie Kuhl, Tyler Lomax, Preston Ozier, Lindsey Ozier, Charles Ouda, Victor Ouda, Jacy Ginder, Tanner Sandschafer, Abigail Quint, Samson Milleville and Connor Gordon...Sisters – Florine Weidner of Noble, IL, Virginia Steber of Olney, IL and Mildred Hinterscher of Oblong, IL.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law Leonard Sandschafer; granddaughter Brenda Sue Buerster; great granddaughter Julia Quint; brothers Henry and Delbert Buerster; sisters Marie (Cletus) Zwilling and Emma (Royal) Weidner.