George J. Buksa, 87, of Rib Lake, passed away on Wednesday November 22, 2017 at Rib Lake Health Services in Rib Lake, WI.
He was born on November 20, 1930 in Rib Lake, WI to the late George Sr. and Helen (Bucki) Buksa - Decker. He was married to the late Florine (Schwartz) Buksa on November, 4 1950, they were later divorced. He was then married to the late Faye (Willitt) Buksa on October 25, 1969 in Mitchell, S.D. He was a 1948 graduate of Rib Lake High School.
George joined the Navy right out of high school and served from 1948 to 1951. He came back to Rib Lake and started working for Jem Product for several years. He was then the President of Lake Wood Credit Union before he bought George’s Go Go and The Ribs bars in Rib Lake. He went on to work for Weather Shield from 1979 until 1985. George then worked as a realtor until his retirement.
He was a charter member of the Rib Lake Lions Club, Rib Lake Ice Age committee, Rib Lake American Legion and Westboro VFW, Past Village President for a couple terms, Rib Lake Volunteer Fire Department, one of the founders of the Rib Lake Economic Development, original investor of Camp 28.
In his spare time George loved to socialize at the bars, watch the Packers, Rib Lake High School Redmen, hunting and spending time with his family and friends.
George is survived by his Daughter: Cheryl (Jim) Rosenfeldt of Rib Lake; Son: Jack (Andrea) Buksa of Rib Lake; Grandchildren: Tyler Buksa of Cherry Point, N.C., Megan Buksa of Rib Lake, Jody (Donnie) Neubauer of Westboro, Tara (Kevin) Rose of Phillips, Paul Rau of Goodrich, Mike (Shawna) Rau of Stetsonville, Bobby (Julie Schafer) Rau of Dorchester, Brenda (Lonnie) Halverson of Colby , Bradley (Jen) Rau of Medford; Great Grandchildren: Brandon, Megan and Andy Neubauer, Cade and Marin Rose, Joshua, Jake and Jett Rau, Trent Adams, Logan and Jaylen Halverson, Olivia and Spencer Rau; Sister: Bette Schwartz of West Bend; Sister-In-Law: JoAnn (Buksa) Otto of Minnesota; Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his two wives and parents George is preceded in death by his; Daughter: Lynette Rau; Brothers: Richard “Dick” Buksa Sr., Michael Buksa; Three Infant Children
Graveside services will take place at 2:00 PM on November 25, 2017 at Lakeview Cemetery. Visitation will be at Ice Age Pavilion in Rib Lake on November 25, 2017 from 10:00 AM until 1:30 PM. Rib Lake American Legion will be preforming military honors at 1:30 PM at Ice Age Pavilion. Pallbearers will be George’s Grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made out to George’s family to be designated at a later date.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com.