William John “Bill” Buss

William John “Bill” Buss

STOUGHTON-William John Buss, age 55, of Stoughton, passed away at home on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017.

He was born in Brooklyn on Oct. 2, 1962, the son of Wayne and Joan (Johnson) Buss. The family moved to Stoughton where he attended school with the Class of 1981.

Bill married Erica (Kittelson) Buss in 1985 and lived in Stoughton for most of their marriage. Their daughter, Jenna Kay, was born in 1988 and their son, Ryan John, was born in 1990.

Bill loved his kids and lived for his family, especially his two-year old grandson, Braden John, whom he cherished and often stopped in between jobs while in town just to visit. He had a work ethic like no other.

Bill started learning the concrete business trade with N&N Cement when he was a teenager. He worked for various other companies before starting his own business in 1999. Eastside Concrete Construction, LLC, began with a pickup truck, an old bobcat and limited funds. Bill grew that business until he took a break in 2011, to “retire” into trucking that lasted about six months, and he was right back in the concrete business. He was proud of the relationships he formed with his contractors.

Bill is survived by his mother, Joan; wife, Erica; children Jenna (Dan Seamonson) and Ryan Buss; grandson, Braden Buss; sisters, Katie Buss Vandenhouten, Kari (Randy) Roneid and Kelly Buss; and brother, Wayne “Dewey” Buss. He is further survived by Erica’s family; mother-in-law, Jackie Kittelson; brothers-in-law, Steve (Lori) and Todd (Diana) Kittelson; many nieces, nephews and greats that he loved; special cousin, Lori (John) Arias and their daughter, Amanda in California; and other cousins. Bill was preceded in death by his father, Wayne; grandparents, Ted and Gladys Johnson, Forest and Catherine Black, and William and Amanda Buss; father-in-law, Tilfred Kittelson, Jr.; uncles, Marvin Buss and Gerall Monskey; and aunt, Shirley Dahle.

Bill was an amazing person who worked hard and loved deeply. He often liked to get the last word in, or had a smart comment for something. Bill liked the phrase, “It’s easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.” He lived life to the fullest and was an example to all.

Rest peacefully, Bupa, God took the best. Bill was an eye and tissue donor and potentially helped 75-100 people with his gift.

Bill requested a Celebration of Life party when he passed, so we are honoring his request at AMERICAN LEGION POST 59, 803 N. Page St., Stoughton, on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, from 3 pm until 7pm. The family would like you to bring along a memory of how Bill helped you or something special you remember him by. They are saving the memories for his grandson, Braden, to share with him when he gets older.

Gunderson Stoughton
Funeral & Cremation Care
1358 Hwy. 51 N at Jackson St.
(608)873-4590

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