Delbert Buss, 90, of Linn, KS, died Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at the Linn Community Nursing Home. The family received friends Saturday from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Linn. A funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 4, 2015 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Linn. Rev. Tom Sahl officiated. Anita Singular was organist and played “Beautiful Savior”, “He Leadeth Me” and “Amazing Grace” while the congregation sang. Pallbearers were Steve Gaul, Gary Flenthrope, Neil Wieland, Que Herrs, Brett Herrs, and Leland Wohler. Honorary pallbearers were Marvin VanWinkle, Leland Lohmeyer, Leo Veolker, Gene Carlson, Wayne Culley and Calvin Wilgers. Burial was in the Washington City Cemetery. Delbert was born on the family farm northwest of Linn on October 12, 1924 to George and Lena (Hesterberg) Buss. On October 19, 1924, he was baptized at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Palmer, by Pastor Henry Kolm and was confirmed on Palm Sunday, April 2, 1939 also at Palmer. Delbert attended Reiter Country School which was just across the section from the Buss home, walking there each day with his brother and sister. He began working on his family's farm at a young age and continued to farm and raise livestock the remainder of his life, helping his son in the later years. Delbert had many interests in life among them were restoring old tractors, attending auctions, camping, riding horses and deer hunting. Spending time with his family and working on the farm with them brought him much happiness. He was known to his family and friends for his great sense of humor. On October 16, 1949 he was united in marriage to Geraldine Olson at her parents' home near Linn. She preceded him in death on January 2, 2006. He was also preceded in death by his parents; sister, Laverna Uffman; brother-in-law, Edgar Uffman; and two nephews, Denneth Uffman and Shawn Buss. Survivors include his son, Warren Buss, Linn; daughter, Geryl (Eric) Carlson, Clay Center; brother, Erwin Buss, Kansas City, MO; and a grandson, A.J. Carlson, Manhattan, KS. A memorial fund has been established and will be designated later. Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home.
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