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Janne Kay (Johnson) Buesching

October 2, 1941 ~ January 29, 2021 (age 79)


Janne Kay Buesching, 79, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Friday, January 29, 2021, at Bright Star Assisted Living of Fort Wayne. 

Born in Fort Wayne, on October 2, 1941, to the late Robert and Hazel (Green) Johnson.  She spent her formative years in Smith Township, graduating from Churubusco High School in 1959.

Janne was married to Kenton Buesching in Churubusco, on October 19, 1962.  Kenton preceded her in death on July 17, 2016.

As a young woman she worked at J. I. Case in Churubusco and International Harvester in Fort Wayne. She joined her husband in 1969, as a secretary for Buesching Peat Moss & Mulch, after they took over ownership of the family business.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church-Lake Township. She served as the organist for more than 35 years, starting in 1977. She was a member of the Industrious Dozen Home Economics Club and the Fort Wayne Chapter of American Guild of Organists.

Janne is survived by her sons, Robert F. Buesching and Daniel K. (Ginger) Buesching; two brothers, Ronald (Sherry) Johnson and David (Jann) Johnson; a sister-in-law; Terry Johnson; her three grandchildren, Callie, Megan, and Cole Buesching.

In addition to her parents and spouse, she was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Johnson.

A private service will take place on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. The funeral can be viewed on the Funeral Home Facebook page at 10:00 a.m.
Family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, at St. John's Lutheran Church-Lake Township, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Masks are to be worn in the church. If you are not comfortable with coming, the family welcomes your condolences and prayers.

Burial taking place at Eel River Cemetery, Churubusco.

In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to St. John's Lutheran Church-Lake Township or Heartland Hospice.

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Funeral Service

Committal Service


February 2, 2021

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
St. John's Lutheran Church--Lake Twp.
7914 West Cook Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46818

Interment following funeral service
February 3, 2021

Eel River Cemetery
11022 Carroll Rd
Churubusco, IN 46723

Private Services


St. John's Lutheran Church--Lake Twp.
7914 West Cook Road, Fort Wayne IN 46818
Tel: 1-260-489-5031

Heartland Hospice
1315 Directors Row, #210, Fort Wayne IN 46808
Tel: 1-260-484-6810

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