Joseph H. Busch

Joseph H. Busch

October 11, 1926 - November 17, 2015

Joseph H. Busch

October 11, 1926 - November 17, 2015


Joseph H. Busch, age 89, of Clinton, MI, died November 17th 2015 in Dana Point, CA.

He was born Oct. 11th, 1926 in Detroit, the son of Alfred and Anna Delair Busch.

On Aug. 20th 1949, he married Marcheta Gillespie at St. Joseph’s Shrine, Irish Hills, MI.

Joe graduated from Clinton High School in 1945 and served in the Sea Bees in World War II in Guam. In 1948, he and a partner, Chuck Carlton, opened Country Market on Michigan Avenue west of Clinton, MI. Later in 1975 with his sons and Charlie Mattis, he founded J & C Family Foods, now Busch’s Fresh Food Market which has 15 stores operated by his sons.

Since 1986, Joe and Marcheta have spent their winters in Dana Point, CA and summers in Clinton, MI.

He was a Rotary member, a Cub Master and a life member of American Legion, VFW, Knights of Columbus & St. Dominic’s Catholic Church.

Joe is survived by his wife of 66 years Marcheta and their six children:
John & (Josephine) Busch, Brighton, MI.
Tim & (Steph) Busch, Laguna Hills, CA.
Tom & (Lori) Busch, Cicero, IN.
Greg Busch, Newport Coast, CA.
Karen Busch, Los Angeles, CA.
Doug & (Kris) Busch, Ann Arbor, MI.

He is also survived by ten grandchildren: Cristina Hess, Brad (Amber) Busch, Gianna Busch, Garrett (Betsy) Busch, Kenzie (Collin Vath), Jenny (Gabe Bernhard), Kristin (David Buzanoski), T.J. Busch, Ashley & Kevin Busch.

Also they have three great grandchildren: Elliott Busch, Jett Hess & Brady Bernhard. They are expecting five great grandchildren, including triplets, to be born in 2016.

Joe is survived by his siblings: Dorothy Matthews of Mountain Ranch, CA & John E. Busch of Newport Beach, CA.

His parents, Alfred and Anna, his stepmother, Claire Busch, his three brothers Wilbur, Alfred & Nelson, all predeceased him.

There will be a viewing on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 11 a.m. at St Timothy’s Catholic Church, 29102 Crown Valley Pkwy, Laguna Niguel followed by the Mass of the Resurrection celebrating his life at 12p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent payable to St. Dominic Chapel, C/O St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 506 N. Union Street, Tecumseh, MI 49286, (517) 423-2447.

We appreciate all your prayers and love especially over the most recent months of his illness.

The Busch Family

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