ASH CREEK - Funeral services for George J. Buszkiewic, 80, will be held 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 14, at Kane Funeral Home with Reverend Bill Halvey, SVD officiating. A viewing will be held all day, and visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13, at Kane Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery.
He died April 9, 2004, at his residence after a long battle with cancer with his family by his side.
Born March 17, 1924, in Monarch, he was the son of Ignace and Anna (Matcs) Buszkiewic of Ash Creek, He attended Ash Creek Country School and graduated from Sheridan High School.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II serving in Japan. He went to work at Big horn Coal Company in 1947 and retired in 1982 after 35 years of service where he worked as a welder and tipple operator.
On Sept. 28, 1947, he married Rose M. Legerski at the St. Thomas Church in Monarch.
They made their home on the family ranch on Ash Creek. He ranched on Ash Creek his whole life where he enjoyed working the land and raising cattle. He loved spending time with his pets and animals and got great pleasure from watching the wildlife around the ranch. He enjoyed many hours in his shop repairing equipment and working on various projects.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing, faithfully tending his garden, always sharing the produce with family and friends. He always lent a helping hand to other and enjoyed visiting with family, friends, and strangers.
He was a member of UMWA Local 2055 where he served as president for nine years and was a member of the VFW. He was a member of the St. Edmunds Church in Rochester.
Survivors include his wife of Ash Creek; a daughter, Linda Vanatta and her husband of Ash Creek; a son George E. and his wife of Sheridan; a brother, John of Upper Prairie Dog Road; three step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Frances Legerski.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Big Horns or to the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter in care of Kay Roush, First Federal Savings Bank, P.O. Box 6007, Sheridan, Wy 82801.
Kane Funeral Home is handling all arrangements.