Date of Death: January 23, 2019

Service Details

The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27th , 2019 at the Hohner Funeral

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 28th , 2019 at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church with Pastor Bob Bartz and Pastor David Grimm officiating.
Interment will be held in Dowagiac Cemetery at a later date.

Obituary Notice

Mrs. Phyllis Mona Bussler, age 103, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at the
Heartland Health Care Center, Three Rivers, MI. She was born on Dec. 27 th , 1915 in Dowagiac, MI. the
daughter of the late Harry William (Coral Lyons) Claussen.
Phyllis graduated from Dowagiac High School in 1934. She attended Glen Oaks College for two years.
Phyllis was the secretary at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church for 22 years retiring in 1982.
She was a lifetime member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church where she was very active.
Mrs. Bussler was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Bussler; one brother, Duane Claussen; one
sister Louise Huff; and one granddaughter, Julie Lynn Moyer.
She leaves to cherish her loving memory, two daughters, Barbara (Dale) Bingaman, of Groton,
Connecticut, Donna (Art) Moyer, of Colon, Michigan; Four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Two great-great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews.

Additional Information

Memorials in Phyllis’s memory may be donated to the St. Peters Lutheran Church or the charity of one’s choice. Envelopes available at Hohner Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

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  1. Donna & Barbara,
    We are so sorry about Your Mom…..She was a “Pillar of Our Church”……We would visit with her when ever we ran into her at the grocery store, or suppers at Church. She was a VERY Giving person….more than people know….she supported the Food Bank for years, and also many needy Families threw the County at Christmas .
    She is finally at home with our Lord and Savior and she told me …she was ready anytime…..How wonderful she is seeing him and the company of Angels…..You were so fortunate to have Your Mother for So many years !!!! God Bless Her. We are so sorry we will not be able to come to her Memorial, we have other commitments……Please accept our heartfelt sympathy. May God give You comfort threw Your loss.

    Cheryl & Gene Ehrhardt

  2. To the family of Phyllis Bussler.
    Phyllis was one of my good friends.
    We biked and skied together and was fortunate to wish her a happy 103 birthday. It was a pleasure to have known her
    Jo Fuller

  3. Donna,
    I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I know Art just passed away too. Wow, you have had some big losses. I pray God gives you comfort. I was unable to go to Art’s viewing for some reason and now we are in FL. 🙁 ~ Margery Miller

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