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Jill (Braaten) Busse

November 19, 1961 ~ October 18, 2021 (age 59)


Jill (Braaten) Busse, 59, of Decatur, Indiana passed away with her family around her on Monday, October 18, 2021, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She was born on November 19, 1961, the daughter of George and Perina Braaten.

She was a servant of the Lord and was very strong in her faith. Jill was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church.

Her family was everything to her. Jill was able to stay at home and raise her children. When her children were grown, she became a preschool aid because she loved children so much. She was a “Dance Mom” at Razz M’ Jazz since they began. Besides being called “Mom”, “Grandma” was her favorite title. She even stepped away from work to watch her grandchildren full time.

Jill had the purest heart and radiated love & joy wherever she went. She was truly loved by all.  

She was happily married to her husband of 32 years, Tim Busse; six children, Trent (Dana) Busse, Will (Allison) Busse, Brad (Devon) Busse, Natalie (Chad) Welch, Tony (Gabbie Toenges) Busse, and Nicole Busse; 5 grandchildren, Kendall & Calvin Busse, Dominic & Sawyer Busse, Vada Welch and 1 on the way; mother-in-law, Leona Busse; six siblings, Ward Braaten of North Carolina, Dave Braaten of Hoagland, Rebecca Williams of Fort Wayne, Sarah Braaten of Fort Wayne, Theo Braaten of Woodburn, Marcus Braaten of Hoagland.

Jill was preceded in death by her parents, George and Perina Braaten; grandchildren, Amelia & Blakely Busse (May 2020); father-in-law, Paul Busse (October 2020).

Visitation will be from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 22, 2021, at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur. Pastor James Voorman will be officiating and burial will immediately follow in Beery Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Nicole’s Education (Jill’s daughter). Please make checks payable to Tim Busse. 

Arrangements were handled by Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home

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October 22, 2021

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home
225 West Adams Street
Decatur, IN 46733

Funeral Service
October 23, 2021

11:00 AM
Zion Lutheran Church (Decatur)

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