John G. Buedding 71, passed away April 13, 2021 under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at Hospice House following a brave battle with cancer.
John was born on December 20, 1949, the son of the late Wilbert and Leona (Sowinski) Buedding. He was a 1968 graduate of Wausau High School. John married Vicki Busko in June 1976. He was employed at Green Bay Packaging as a machinist for 42 years, retiring in 2011.
John enjoyed traveling with his family. He was an avid fisherman although the fish tended to elude him. If he wasn't fishing John could be found gardening, bird watching, or tending to his mushrooms. John had the gift to gab and enjoyed visiting with others. He was a die-hard Chicago Bear fan even though he grew up in North Central Wisconsin. But we loved him anyway.
Survivors include his wife, Vicki Buedding; his daughter, Alanna (Will Flores) Buedding, and his best fur friend, Chewbacca. He is further survived by his siblings and in-laws, Ronald (Jeannie), Dennis (Nancy), Michael, Bob (Anne), Susan (Bill) Beck, Randy (Kathy), Becky Felver, Peggy (Robert) Gollubske, Pam (Pete) Matis, Dale (Cheryl) Hauke, Joan (Mike) Seehafer, Janet (Steve Martens) Koss, Gary Busko, and Mark (Kristine) Busko.
Besides his parents, John was preceded in death by his sister, Lori Buedding; brothers-in-law, Jeff Felver, Steve Busko, and Phil Koss; father and mother-in-law, Frank and Betty Busko; sister-in-law, Patti Hauke; nephew, Jesse Matis and niece, Krysta Busko.
A celebration of John's life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials or donations may be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or charity of your choice.
Special thanks to Ashley and Shannon at Marshfield Medical Center - Weston for their compassionate care during John's final hospitalization. John's family would also like to acknowledge Josh Duwe for his never-ending friendship and dedication to John.