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“Sorry for your loss and God Bless,Steve and Sherill Myers ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Steve Myers - Fort Wayne, IN

“So Sorry for your loss. Mandy is my sister in-laws. We have been so blessed to have her and her family joined to ours. Barbra and Richard both have...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Leynnett Suttles - TN

“To All the Bussen Family. Never forget Barb faith and love for our Lord Jesus Christ. She gave me such encouragement in my life. She loved each one...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Beverly {ewers} Schmidt - IN

“Our Family had the blessed privilege of meeting and getting to know dear Barbara at The Cedars the past 8 months... her love for her Lord and sense...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Stephen Miller - GRABILL, IN

“What a woman of God that loved her family so very much. She will be missed. Can only imagine how much she is enjoying being with Jesus! ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Steve and Denise Guingrich

“Our deepest sympathy to the entire Bussen Family on the loss of your mother. As you know, your mother loved to laugh and make others laugh. May God...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Mr. and Mrs. Mark Kratzer - IN

“Todd & FamilyWe're sorry to hear of Barbara passing. She was a special lady. We're glad getting to know her & spent a Thanksgiving together. She...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Ning & Mike Sanderson Family - IN

“Prayers and love to all of you!! She will be deeply missed by all of us! The Cedars will never be the same without her laughter and her love. May God...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Bobbie Huffman - Fort Wayne, IN

“she was a nice lady .was always happy. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: mike ringenberg - leo, IN

“My sincere condolences. May God give you comfort and peace at this difficult time. - Psalms 94:19 ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: D. M.

Barbara Ann Bussen, 78, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ while at the Cedars Retirement Home on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, Barbara was the daughter of Mary Jane (Eckert) and James Sztuk. She attended Central Catholic High School. For over 40 years, Barbara was very involved at Grabill Missionary Church along with her husband, Richard. Richard was the sound man while Barbara was the wedding coordinator. She also participated in dramas, Heart-to-Heart bible studies, Missionary Women International, and was a graduate of Bible Study Fellowship. Years ago, Richard and Barbara were involved in a fulfilling puppet ministry (Maranatha Puppets) along with their close friends Jan & Larry Roth. Barbara enjoyed skydiving in her younger years as she was one of the first women in Fort Wayne to make several jumps out of a perfectly good airplane. Even with all of her outside interests, she was most passionate about her family and friends. Nearly everyone will remember her by her sense of humor and the amusing predicaments in which she always found herself. She loved sports and followed her seven sons and grandchildren to all their athletic events. When her sons were on the team, she drove the van for the Carroll High School cross country meets and she rarely missed a baseball, basketball, football, volleyball, track or wrestling event. She was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. She is survived by her seven sons Timothy (Pamela) Bussen of Florida, Terry (Joyce) Bussen of Fort Wayne, Tom (Beth) Bussen of Leo, Ted (Jennifer) Bussen of Fort Wayne, Todd Bussen of Leo, Troy (Mindy) Bussen of North Carolina and Trent Bussen of Huntertown; 17 grandchildren and 9 great grand children. She was preceded in death by her husband Richard in 2017, her daughter Tammy and her grandson Trevor.
Funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday Jan. 5, 2019, at Grabill Missionary Church, 13637 State Street, Grabill, IN 46741, with calling one hour prior from 10 to 11 a.m. Visitation also from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 at the church. Burial will take place at Highland Park Cemetery. Preferred memorials are to Grabill Missionary Church. To sign the online guestbook visit