John (Jack) Arlen Buschelman was born on July 14, 1936 to Alfred and Wanda (Sawatzke) Buschelman on the family farm in Crofton, NE. He died on February 20, 2016, at the age of 79. Growing up on the family farm gave him a strong work ethic. In 1955, he graduated from Crofton High School.
He entered the United States Army and served in Korea. Typical of his service to others, he volunteered at a local orphanage when off-duty.
After his return from Korea, he met the love of his life on a blind date. He married Jean Marie Mueller on January 19, 1962. They were married 54 years. Jack and Jean had two children and two grandchildren to complete his family.
In 1979, he and two partners created the well-known business, Business Products Inc. and ran it successfully for 30 years.
Jack was fun-loving, humorous, and witty. Always active, his many interests included fishing, hunting, model trains, puzzles, photography and flying his remote-control airplane. He rarely left his house without his camera and remote-control plane. He was in daily contact with his sisters and brothers through internet communication. He was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church. He was an enthusiastic community volunteer and was a past president of the Mitchell Exchange Club.
With a spirit of adventure, he and Jean took memorable trips to Europe, traveling through the United States, and driving the AlCan Highway. Taking family, including his grandchildren on an Alaskan Cruise was a recent highlight.
He is survived by his wife, Jean; two children: Denese (Chuck) Keener of Fairfield, OH, and Todd Buschelman of Lakeside, CA; two grandchildren: Lucas and Marie Keener; a brother, Dick (Norma) Buschelman, Omaha NE and three sisters: Alyce (Hank) VanKirk, Winona, MN, Lou McCabe, Columbus, TX and Linda (Paul) Gerber, Plano, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents.