Name: Charles Jack Buschkill
From: The Evansville Courier,
Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2007
C. Jack Buschkill, 89, of Evansville, died on April 29, 2007 at the Charlier hospice Center in Evansville.
He was born October 4, 1917, to Louis and Hazel Buschkill of Evansville.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years,
Ruby Lee Buck Buschkill in 2005.
Mr. Buschkill graduated from F. J. Reitz High School in 1935 and attended Evansville College. His career in manufacturing included Sunbeam Electric Manufacturing in Evansville, Bucyrus-Erie Company in Evansville, Marion Power Shovel Company in Marion, Ohio, American Dairy in Evansville and George Koch Sons, Inc., in Evansville, from which he retired in 1985.
Throughout his career, he served the Evansville community as director of the Evansville Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, Buffalo Trace Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and United Fund (the predecessor of United Way), for which he served as chairman of the 1969 community campaign. He also was a director of the Vanderburgh County Chapter of the American Red Cross and Epi-Hab, Inc. Until his death, he remained a life director of Deaconess Hospital, Inc. and a director of Southern Indiana Higher Education, Inc., the non-profit foundation that raised funds and purchased land for the University of Southern Indiana campu.
A faithful and long-time member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, he is remembered for teaching the Day-by-Day Adult Sunday School Class for 27 years. He also served the church on numerous committees and as a member and the president of the Church Council. He was a member of Evansville Masonic Lodge No. 64 for more than 60 years.
Remembered by his family as a loving and generous husband, father, and grandfather, he is survived by daughter, Cara Buschkill Schwartz and her husband, Alan of Huntingburg, Ind.; son Louis C. Buschkill and his wife, Pam, of Evansville; and daughter, Janel Buschkill Allen and her husband, Wilder of Evansville. Survivors also include grandchildren, Lisa Schwartz Parks and her husband Bruce, Brian C. Buschkill and his wife Karen, Mark Buschkill, Karen Buschkill, Bethany Buschkill, Susan Allen Fetscher and her husband Chad, Jessica Allen; four great-grandchildren. Also surviving is his brother-in-law, Harold L. Buck; and nieces and nephews.
A Memorial service will be held at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 2227 W. Michigan Street, on Friday, May 4, 2007 at 11 a.m. Friends may visit the family from 9:30 until 11 a.m. at the church. The burial will be private.
The family requests memorial gifts to St. Paul's United Church of Christ Foundation or to the University of Southern Indiana Foundation for the C. Jack Buschkill Scholarship for Business.
Pierre Funeral Home is Handling arrangements.