Don D. Busick, 76, of Decatur, passed away on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at his residence. He was born in Decatur, on April 6, 1943, the son of the late Lester and Alvina (Scheumann) Busick. On February 10, 1968, Don married Joan E. Johnson.
He was a parishioner of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. He was a 1961 graduate of Monmouth High School and then went on to Indiana Barber College.
Don was a barber for over 50 years at Frank’s Barber Shop in Ft. Wayne, which he owned the last 20 years of his career. He served his country in the U.S. Army Reserves. He was a member of the American Legion Post 43 and Eagles Aerie 2563.
He was an avid I.U. fan and enjoyed golfing. He was also a fastpitch softball hall of famer.
Don is survived by his wife of 51 years, Joan E. Busick of Decatur; son, Todd A. (Samantha Porter) Busick, of Decatur; daughter, Amy L. (Jim) Hockemeyer of Hoagland; a brother, Dale (Leanne) Busick of Decatur; a sister, Laverne Boerger of Decatur; 6 grandchildren, Connor (Lydia) Busick, Barrett (Andrea) Busick, Parker Busick, JoLynn Hockemeyer, Jara Hockemeyer, and Ella Hockemeyer.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Carl Busick and a brother-in-law, Herb Boerger.
Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 15, 2019 at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home, with a reciting of the Holy Rosary at 3:30 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 16, 2019 at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, with visitation 1 hour prior in St. Mary’s Parish Hall.
Father David Ruppert will be officiating and burial will immediately follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, with Military Graveside Rites by American Legion Post 43 Color Guard.
Memorials may be made to A.C.C.F. Todd Gerke Scholarship Fund or St. Mary’s Building On Our Heritage.
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