Brian S. Bussey
Brian S. Bussey, 38, died suddenly of natural causes Monday, March 8,
2010 at his home in Birmingham, Mich.
Brian was born July 29, 1971, to Robert and Edith (Treichel) Bussey in
Brookfield. He attended Slinger High School in Slinger and, in 1993, he
earned his bachelorís of science degree in mechanical engineering from
the University of Wisconsin Ė Madison. Brian went on to receive his
masterís degree in business administration from the University of
Brian most recently served as chief information officer of GMAC
Insurance in Southfield, Mich.
Brian was a devoted father and husband who loved to spend time with his
family. An avid snow and water skier, Brian spent countless hours on the
slopes and on the lake with his children. Brian was handy around the
house, often tackling difficult renovations on his own. Despite his busy
schedule, he was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need.
Brian is survived by his wife, Rhodora (Dora Connell) Bussey; daughter
Alexandra and son Jackson, of Birmingham, Mich.; father Robert Bussey of
Lily; brother John (Susan) Bussey, niece Isabella, nephew Sawyer, of
Crown Point, Ind.; father-in-law Thomas Connell of Glenview, Ill.;
mother-in-law Minerva (John) Ignoffo; sister-in-law Melissa (Robert
Burger) Connell; brother-in-law Cisco (Britt) Connell, nephew Wesley,
nephew Benjamin, nephew Joseph of Chicago; brotherin-law Eric Connell,
nephew Eric Connell, Jr., Las Vegas; brother-in-law Thomas Connell of
Glenview, Ill.; brother-in-law Ryan Connell of Chicago.
His mother Edith preceded Brian in death.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 13, 2010, at Smith-Corcoran
Funeral Home from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Chicago with a service to follow
at 3 p.m. Dinner will follow at a nearby restaurant. A memorial service
will be held on Tuesday, March 16, at Holy Name Church in Birmingham,
Mich., at 6:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, a trust fund has been established to support the
long-term educational objectives of Brianís children, Alexandra, 10, and
Jackson, 5. To contribute via check, please make checks payable to
Bussey Childrenís Education Trust and direct them to the following
address: Bussey Childrenís Education Trust, Attn: Cisco Connell, Chuhak
& Tecson, P.C., 30 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 2600, Chicago, IL 60606-7413.
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