Lorraine and her husband, Forrest, were the first couple to be married in Our Lady Queen of Peace parish. She was a charter member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Belleville, where she was a very active and devoted member, including her membership in the ladies’ sodality. Mrs. Buesking had served as den mother for the cub scout troops in which her sons belonged. Lorraine retired after serving many years as executive assistant to the superintendent of Belleville School District 118. Lorraine was the head of the prayer chain at Queen of Peace since 2000. In recent years she enjoyed her time playing in card clubs and playing dominoes.
She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 58 years, Forrest J. Buesking, whom she married on April 21, 1956, and who died on February 16, 2014; a son, Craig J. Buesking; her parents, Joseph and Theresa, nee Lehner, Poell; a niece, Karen Paulson; and a nephew, John Buesking.
Surviving are a daughter, Terri (Jim) Hurley, and their daughters, Lauren and Lindsey, all of Creve Coeur, MO;
a son, Curtis Buesking, and his daughter, Mary Grace, of Lee’s Summit, MO;
a daughter-in-law, Karen Buesking, of Kansas City, MO, and her daughters, Lanee, of Swansea, IL, and Kyndal, of Kansas City, MO;
a brother, Joseph (Maxine) Poell, of Belleville, IL;
very special friends, Craig, Nancy and Ellen Sever;
many nieces, nephews and cousins, residing in the St. Louis metropolitan area,
and extended relatives in Austria and Canada.
Lorraine’s family would like to thank her many relatives and friends for their loving care and support through the last two years. You made her life worth living.
Memorials may be made to Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church or School, Belleville, IL, or in the form of memorial masses at Queen of Peace, or Our Lady of Pillar Catholic Church in Creve Coeur, MO. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at George Renner and Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Belleville, IL with Father Matt Elie officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Belleville, IL.
Arrangement by George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL
We lost a good neighbor and friend with Lorraine’s passing Saturday. We will miss her smiling face and presence across the fence of our backyard. Our condolences to all her friends and family. We will keep Lorraine and her family in our prayers and thoughts.
Marilyn and Don Gillen, Belleville, IL, 62223-4135
So sad to hear the news of Lorraine’s passing. She was such a sweet person. My heart broke for her when Forrest passed; they wrote their own true love story. Our thoughts and prayers to her family and friends. Dan and Jeanine Muskopf
Jeanine , Gilbert, AZ, 85295
Saddened to hear of sweet Lorraine’s passing. Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you all, and we pray that you are comforted by God’s grace and love. May the Lord be with you and give you solace and peace, now and always.
Bradley Haas and Family, Parker, CO, 80134
Terri and family, Sorry to hear the loss of your Mom – (Classy) (Lorraine). My mom and I stopped by her home in January and had had a great visit with her and your daughters. Fun! I have great memorieres of your family, brothers and Chico the dog. Take Care! Linda
Linda Endres, Nashville, TN – Tennessee, 37204
It seems like just yesterday Mrs. Buesking had asked me “How I was doing?” Genuinely concerned ,more so than curious. I would then ask “How she was doing?” Solve some of the worlds problems and so on. I will miss her.
Ed Kosar, Belleville , IL, 62223
How can I completely describe a long-time friendship with a very special lady–over 60 years! Lots of stories & laughs -those are the memories I’ll always keep close to my heart. I’ll miss my dear friend Lorraine, but I know I was blessed all those years for the privilege of knowing & loving her — and for that I’ll be forever grateful.
Dolores & Don McAlister, Belleville, IL, 62223