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December 20, 2018

Roger L. Buesser

Roger L. Buesser, age 80 of New Glarus, passed away on Thursday, December 13, 2018, at UW Hospital in Madison. He was born on December 27, 1937, in Monroe to his parents, Alois and Louisa (Marty) Buesser.

Roger graduated from New Glarus High School in 1955. On June 2, 1957, he was united in marriage to Jo Anne Weber at the Evangelical and Reformed Church in Belleville. Recently Roger referred to Jo Anne as his girlfriend of 61 years. He owned and operated Buesser Construction and Excavating, which is now run by his sons as the third generation of the family. Roger was a baptized and confirmed member of the Swiss United Church of Christ in New Glarus and a youth fellowship leader for the church. He was also a 35-year member of the New Glarus Fire Department and member of the Green County Conservation League.

Roger is survived by his wife, Jo Anne; sons, Jeffrey (Beth) Buesser and Bryan (Mary) Buesser; granddaughters, Kimberly (Cory) Stamn, Jessica (Charles) Goldthorpe and Whitney Buesser; and great-grandchildren, Avery, Carter and Brycen Stamn.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alois and Louisa Buesser; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Frederick and June Weber.

Funeral services were held at 11:30 a.m., on Monday, December 17, 2018, at the Swiss United Church of Christ, 18 Fifth Avenue, New Glarus, WI, with the Rev. Kim Moeller officiating. Burial is in the Swiss Church Cemetery, New Glarus. Relatives and friends called from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., on Sunday, December 16, 2018, at the Zentner-Beal Funeral Home, 29 Sixth Avenue, New Glarus, WI.

Memorials are suggested to the Swiss Church Stained Glass Window Restoration or the New Glarus Fire Department.

An online memorial with guestbook is available at


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