Lee Edward Buske, age 71, passed away at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison on Sunday, May 7, 2017. He was born in Watertown on October 27, 1945 to Arthur and Lorraine (Sydow) Buske.
Lee graduated from Watertown High School in 1963 and served in the Army in Germany. He then later received an AA degree from MATC. Lee was a resident of Sun Prairie, since 1971 and worked for the Department of Revenue for 35 years retiring in 2009. Lee had a passion for helping others and gave his time and energy to many organizations including the Exchange Club of Sun Prairie. Lee enjoyed involvement with community service, traveling and enjoying life to the fullest.
Lee is survived by his brother Arthur, sisters. Gretchen Bruins and Christine ( Robert) Eckert. He also leaves behind his nieces and nephews. Lee was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Richard.
A Celebration of Life gathering will be held at Cress Funeral Home, 1310 Emerald Terrace, Sun Prairie from 11:00am until 1:00pm on Sunday, May 21, 2017.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
Cress Funeral Home
1310 Emerald Terrace
Sun Prairie, WI
This is the Lee Buske that I remember. The saying below the picture proved to be very true. We were friends through most of high school getting in out of mischief most of time. We double dated many times after I got my drivers license. A good time was had by all and many a good memories were made. From my family to yours our condolences go out to you. May he rest in peace and may the Peace of God go with you all. Amen
As a current Department of Revenue employee who joined the Madison Equalization District office in 2007, I was trained, in part, by Lee. To this day, I occasionally come across some of his work in historical files and am reminded how diligent he was in his work. Particularly, I appreciate his exacting commercial sketches which were done by hand, prior to computerized sketching.
My sympathy to his family and close friends.
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