FORDYCE — Mark Anthony Buschelman, 67, Fordyce, died April 18, 2022, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, S.D.
Mass of Christian Burial was April 22 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Fordyce, with the Rev. Jim Keiter and Rev. Rod Kneifl officiating.
Burial was at St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Fordyce.
Visitation and a vigil service were Thursday, at church. Visitation continued Friday, at church, one hour prior to services. Pallbearers were David Rusbasan, Justin Feiszli, Kevin Feiszli, Sam Schrant, Glenn Buschelman and Joe Becker.
Honorary pallbearers were Mark’s grandchildren, Carson Buschelman, Brayden Kneifl and Corbin Kneifl.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington.
Mark Anthony was born May 7, 1954, to Siegfried Anthony and Eleanor Josephine (Janssen) Buschelman. He grew up south of Fordyce and attended elementary school there. Mark graduated from Hartington Cedar Catholic High School in 1972. He received his bachelor’s degree in business from Mount Marty College, Yankton, in 1977. He married Mona Lisa Becker Sept. 11, 1976, in Bow Valley. Mark began farming at an early age with his dad and evolved to farming with his son, Mason, and his wife, Carrie. He raised hogs, feeder cattle, and row crops until his death. Mark passed on his knowledge of farming, love of the land, and life experiences to all of his children.
Mark was a member of All Saints (St. John the Baptist) Catholic Church, the Catholic Order of Foresters, Fordyce COOP, and Mount Marty Alumni and Scholarship Fund. He had “Classic Tractor Fever” and had restored four tractors, with two more to complete. Mark always liked to talk farming business and enjoyed watching the RFDTV channel, Mecum Gone Farmen, and had a love for German Diesel Tractors. Mark loved candy, especially frozen peanut M&M’s and made many batches of peanut brittle over the years.
Mark is survived by his wife, Mona, Fordyce; three children and spouses, Amber (Dan) Kneifl, Harrisburg, S.D.; Amanda (Deon) Wilson, Bellevue; and Mason (Carrie) Buschelman, Fordyce; three grandchildren, Carson Buschelman, and Brayden and Corbin Kneifl; three siblings, Tom (Elli) Buschelman, Indianapolis, Ind.; Mary (Bob) Feiszli, University Place, Wash.; and Lisa (Gavin) McGranahan, Phoenix, Ariz.; niece, Hillary Rusbasan; nephews, Justin and Kevin Feiszli.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Siegfried and Eleanor Buschelman; infant sister, Anna Lee; and grandson, Ashlend Buschelman.