Mark Anthony Buschelman

Mark Anthony Buschelman age 67 of Fordyce, Nebraska died on Monday, April 18, 2022 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, April 22, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Fordyce with the Rev. Jim Keiter and Rev. Rod Kneifl officiating.  The Mass will be live streamed and can be viewed at  Burial will be at St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Fordyce.  Visitation will be on Thursday, at church, from 5-7:00 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m.  Visitation will continue on Friday, at church, one hour prior to services.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.

Pallbearers will be David Rusbasan, Justin Feiszli, Kevin Feiszli, Sam Schrant, Glenn Buschelman, and Joe Becker.  Honorary pallbearers will be Mark’s grandchildren Carson Buschelman, Brayden Kneifl, and Corbin Kneifl.

Mark Anthony was born on May 7, 1954 to Siegfried Anthony and Eleanor Josephine (Janssen) Buschelman.  He grew up south of Fordyce and attended elementary school there.  Mark graduated from Hartington Cedar Catholic High School in 1972. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Business from Mount Marty College in Yankton, SD in 1977.  He married Mona Lisa Becker on September 11, 1976 in Bow Valley, Nebraska.  Mark began farming at an early age with his dad and has evolved to farming with his son Mason and his wife Carrie.  He raised hogs, feeder cattle, and row crops until his death.  Mark passed on his knowledge of farming, love of the land, and life experiences to all of his children.

Mark was a member of All Saints (St. John the Baptist) Catholic Church, the Catholic Order of Foresters, Fordyce COOP, Mount Marty Alumni and Scholarship Fund.  He had “Classic Tractor Fever” and had restored four tractors, with two more to complete.  Mark always liked to talk farming business and enjoyed watching the RFDTV channel, Mecum Gone Farmen, and had a love for German Diesel Tractors.  Mark loved candy, especially frozen peanut M&M’s and made many batches of peanut brittle over the years.

Mark is survived by his wife, Mona of Fordyce; three children and spouses Amber (Dan) Kneifl of Harrisburg, SD, Amanda (Deon) Wilson of Bellevue, NE, Mason (Carrie) Buschelman of Fordyce; three grandchildren Carson Buschelman, Brayden and Corbin Kneifl; three siblings Tom (Elli) Buschelman of ­­­­­­­Indianapoli­s, Indiana, Mary (Bob) Feiszli of University Place, WA, Lisa (Gavin) McGranahan of Phoenix, AZ; niece Hillary Rusbasan, nephews Justin and Kevin Feiszli.

He was preceded in death by his parents Siegfried and Eleanor Buschelman; infant sister Anna Lee; grandson Ashlend Buschelman.





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4 response to "Mark Anthony Buschelman"

  1. By: William F. Paulson Posted: April 20, 2022

    Mark and I formed an unlikely bond and friendship. Guys like us wouldn’t normally be friends. He helped me further myself with skills in life that would help me get to where I was going. I never thought I would be writing something like this for him this soon. I really enjoyed my sincere talks with him over the years. He brought me into his farming operation nearly 8 years ago. He used to give me advice that would pan out. He gave me some operational advice once which was just keep putting everything into what you are building then after hard work and time it will be bigger than you would have thought it would be.

    Mark was a workaholic. Always moving and thinking. He sacrificed his body over the years. I am very happy I got to spend a couple hours with him in February. I looked forward to coming down to hang with him in the coming months.

    Its hard to find someone as successful as Mark that was on good terms with so many people. He was really good to me. I enjoyed making him laugh as much as possible. I would hang on to zingers to try them out on him here and there. I don’t have a lot of friends and I prefer it that way. One of the reasons I didn’t like having friends is because when you find one like Mark its real hard to deal with losing them at some point.

    To the Buschelman’s you have my condolences.

    I am truly grateful I got to meet him and call him my friend; I regret it was only these last 8 years.

  2. By: Skyler Schurman Posted: April 21, 2022

    I am so sorry to hear about Mark. I will be thinking of Mona and all of Mark’s family.

  3. By: Rev.Michael Schmitz Posted: April 21, 2022

    I extend my deepest sympathy on the loss of Mark. He was a great person and I will him and family in my prayers.

  4. By: Jennifer Buschelman (aka Jenny Busche) Posted: April 21, 2022

    We are writing, here, as the cousins from Chicago area….well Chicago and Texas…We wish to send our deepest condolences from the Jerry Buschelman, cousins and families to the Siegfried Buschelman cousins and families concerning Mark Buschelman’s passing. So sad. We are shocked, too. We know we didn’t get out to Fordyce, too often, but our childhood memories are forever. Bette and Mark were closest in age, and she still remembers their tag games. Bette and Glenn got out there more often over the years, and always appreciated Mark and Mona’s hospitality in their lovely home. Glenn admired Mark’s business sense and work ethics and loved hanging around the farm guy. It was truck and tractor heaven for Glenn to be out there rubbing shoulders with Mark Mason, and Tom. We all know how hard you Buschelman’s worked to keep the land and the farm going and admire you for it. Mark, you may have been a workaholic, but it is so necessary to keep it all going, and it paid off as seen in all your successes, including the challenges. Cheryle and Jennifer send their condolences to Mona and the girls, Amber and Amanda, and sisters Mary and Lisa. We have only had short meeting here and there these later years, but we are grateful that we had the early years to learn and grow as extended family. Glad we had those memories, sad that we have to say good bye, now to, you, Mark. As we say when we are together, when the Buschelman line started thinning, “we have lost another good man!” So long Mark, you were a good man, a great friend and wonderful family man!

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