We Remember

BUSCH, Rudolph Jacob

Rudolph Jacob Busch, The Reverend

b. 18 November 1921 at St Boswells, SK

d. 25 June 2012 at Kelowna, BC

Rudolph Jacob Busch has passed into glory at the age of 90.


He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Emma Magdalena (nee Steinhauer); children Marcus (Margaret), Joanne Elverum (Glenn), Timothy (Victoria); grandchildren Lynn Mouck (Ryan), Amy Stirling (Rob), Carl, and Philip Busch; great-grandsons, Parker Stirling and Arden Mouck; and many nieces and nephews.


Rudolph was born on his parents’ homestead, the 11th of 13 children and last surviving member. He attended Busch School, Thevenet Collegiate in Gravelbourg, SK, Luther College, Regina, and the Regina Normal School before teaching school in southern Saskatchewan. He studied at the U of Saskatchewan and the Lutheran College and Seminary in Saskatoon prior to ordination into the Lutheran ministry in 1948. He served parishes in Radisson–Biggar, SK, Lethbridge, AB, Yorkton, SK, Edmonton AB, Kelowna, and Victoria, BC. Rudolph and Emma retired to Kelowna in 1987.


A funeral service will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, 2091 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC on Thursday 28 June at 1 o’clock.


Memorial donations can be made to Canadian Lutheran World Relief and/or the Memorial Fund of Christ Lutheran Church.

Thursday 28 June at 1 o’clock.

Christ Lutheran Church

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Memorial donations can be made to Canadian Lutheran World Relief and/or the Memorial Fund of Christ Lutheran Church.


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Service Details

The service for BUSCH, Rudolph Jacob is scheduled for Thursday 28 June at 1 o’clock.. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Christ Lutheran Church

2091 Gordon Drive Kelowna, BC


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  • Elke Furman says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I have had the pleasure of working with Pastor Busch as one of the assisting ministers at Christ Lutheran. He was a Godly man, true in spirit and he had a wonderful sense of humor. I will miss his presence at church gatherings.
    God Bless you, the family of Pastor Busch.

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