Kathryn L. Buskee, age 98, of Barneveld, passed away on Friday, August 3, 2012 at Bloomfield HCC. The former Kathryn Harris was born on April 2, 1914 in Devils Lake, ND to John and Katie (Ruby) Harris. Her family moved to Park Falls, MN and at age 13, they moved to Milwaukee where she graduated from Lincoln High School in 1932. She married Ervin Buskee on April 13, 1935 and the couple farmed north of Dodgeville on Pleasant Ridge. Ervin preceded her in death on March 22, 1970. Kathryn then operated the Brown Bag Resale Shop in her home for many years before moving to Barneveld in 1977. Kathryn was a member of the Barneveld Lutheran Church and the Ruth Circle. She enjoyed crocheting and many sweaters for unwed mothers and toys for her grand and great grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Dale on May 13, 2005 and John “Jack” on March 20, 2011; two daughters-in-law, Carol and Lorraine Buskee; a grandson, Robert Buskee; two great grandchildren, Holly May Buskee and Mark; six siblings, Raymond Harris; Harold (Margaret) Harris; Blanche (Gene) Dalton; Mildred (George) Froehlich; Francis “Buck” (Viola) Harris and Chester “Chet” (Pearl) Harris.
Kathryn is survived by two sons, David Buskee of Carson City, NV and James Buskee of , OK; a daughter-in-law, Eileen Buskee of Dodgeville; 14 grandchildren; many great grandchildren and a few great great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, August 12, 2012 at the Lulloff-Peterson-Houck Funeral Home in Dodgeville with Pastor Jack Way and Vicar Don Glanzer officiating. Burial will be in Eastside Cemetery in Ridgeway with a luncheon to follow at the Barneveld Lutheran Church. Friends may call at the Lulloff-Peterson-Houck Funeral Home, Dodgeville on Sunday after 1:00 P.M.