Louise Buschke, age 93, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 16, 2009, at Sebring Assisted Living in Madison. She was born in Lodi on July 21, 1915. She and her husband Floyd were longtime residents of Madison before retiring to Florida in 1978. She was preceded in death by Floyd in 1988. In 2004 she returned to Madison in the care of her family. Louise had a long career in the business world beginning with Oscar Mayer, Sure Fine Foods, and a wholesale grocery firm known as the Sylvester Co. that was located at the foot of King Street. After the Sylvester Co. closed, she became the librarian at Cuna Mutual on Mineral Point Road in the 1970s, before retiring to Spring Hill, Fla. She was a charter member of Olbrich Gardens, and the BPW, Business and Professional Women’s Organization of Florida. She is survived by a son, Jon (Gail); three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ruth. A memorial visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, 2009, at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to HospiceCare Inc., 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI 53711. Louise will be dearly missed by all her family and friends in both Florida and Wisconsin.
Cress Funeral and Cremation Service 3610 Speedway Road (608) 238-3434 http://www.cressfuneralservice.com “