Leon Buss

A close up of Leon's face.

Leon M. Buss, age 78, passed away suddenly on July 9, 2021 in Hackensack, MN at a longtime friend’s cabin. A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at Lakefront Park Pavilion, 5000 Kop Parkway SE in Prior Lake, MN from 3 to 7 p.m.

Leon was born on October 11, 1942 in Buffalo Center, the son of Helena and Melvin Buss. He grew up just south of Buffalo Center and graduated from Buffalo Center High School in 1960. He lived with his wife and best friend, Marylou in North Fort Myers, Florida. They were formerly of Prior Lake, MN.

Leon loved to fish, play cards and all things sports related. He was a founding member of P.L.A.Y Athletics and also a youth coach for years. As a coach he took numerous trips to state in both Babe Ruth and Legion baseball. In their retirement years, Leon and Marylou enjoyed taking road trips. He also worked alongside his elves to install thousands of Christmas lights in Del Tura.

Forever loved, he will be missed by his wife, Marylou; children, Kellie (Dave) Simonson, Carrie Montreuil, Scot Buss, and Tara Baumgart; grandchildren, Brittany, Hailley (Benj), Makenzie, Ashlynn, Scottie, Ben, Meredith, and Kait; and siblings, Mavis and Dale. He will also be missed by numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many close friends.

Leon was preceded in death by his brother, Russell Buss; brother-in-law, Mark Knief; and his parents.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Cass County First Responders and Sheriff’s Office for their heroic attempts and Northern Peace Funeral Home for their loving care in their time of grief.

In lieu of flowers, please send any memorial contributions in Leon’s name to The Curtis LeMair Legacy Foundation at 16345 Stemmer Ridge Road NW, Shakopee, MN 55379 or The Tommy Bohanon Foundation at 6004 Eagle Watch Ct, North Fort Myers, Florida, 33917.

Leon’s care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker, MN. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.northernpeace.com

 

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