Wesley William Busse
Wesley William Busse, 77, Sioux Falls, entered Heaven’s gates, September 18, 2015, at the Sanford Hospice Foundation Cottage, in Sioux Falls.
Family visitation will be 5-7pm, Monday, September 21, 2015, at Linwood Wesleyan Church in Sioux Falls with a sharing time at 7pm. Funeral services will be 10AM, Tuesday, September 22, also at Linwood. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery will Full Military Rites.
Wesley William Busse was born April 1, 1938, in Willow Lake, SD, to Wesley F. and Elsena (Meester) Busse as one of four children. He attended and graduated from Willow Lake and then joined the US Marine Corp. Upon his completion of duty, Wes returned to Sioux Falls and began working for Baumgartner’s Electric. In June 1961, Wes married Charlyne Jensen. Two children were born to this union. In 1966, Wes joined the South Dakota Highway Patrol and was stationed in Vermillion as HP120. He served the area until 1982, when he was reassigned to Sioux Falls. In the meantime, Wes had married his true love, Darlene Ageton, and expanded his family with her three children. Wes retired from the patrol in 1987 and went to work for the SD Lottery as Security. He spent the next ten years with the Lottery.
Wes was a true family man and his kids, grandkids and great-grandkids meant everything to him. He loved to go to their activities. He also enjoyed teasing and surprising them. He loved woodworking and making shelves, toy boxes, rocking horses, and cabinets for everyone. He was known to pack tools in his suitcase to work on projects for Carrie at her home on his visits there. If there was a problem, a need or crises, he was always there first to help his family out.
Wes and Darlene were active members of Linwood Wesleyan Church.
Wes will be deeply missed by his wife, Darlene; five children, Brian Busse, Sioux Falls, Carrie (Anthony) Varesio, Glastonbury, CT, Lee (Teri) Ageton, Brandon, Tim (Cheryl) Ageton, Sioux Falls, and Kathy Ageton, Sioux Falls; eleven grandchildren, Amanda, Melissa, Ryan, Joshua, Kylie, Jim, Sarah, Erin, Kristin, Delaine and Corey; five great-grandchildren, Kodie, Masyn, Brayden, Owen, and Macie; and one sister, Thressa Gallipo, Sioux Falls.
Wes was preceded in death by his parents, Wesley F. and Elsena (Meester) Busse, and two sisters, Anna Mae Berg and Wilma Dunfee.