Paul Charles Buske

Memorial services for Paul Charles Buske, 40, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in Ruston, La.

Mr. Buske died Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born Sept. 14, 1970, in Bloomington, Ill., the son of John M. and Elizabeth “Beth” A. Duguid Buske. He graduated from Paris, Ill. High School, and later attended Louisiana Tech.

Mr. Buske held various positions with the Nestle Company for 15 years. He was a sports enthusiast and enjoyed golf and fishing.

He married Megan N. Smith on June 19, 2004, in Greensboro, N.C. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Cooper, of the home; his parents, Ruston, La.; a brother, Michael Buske and wife Shelley, Terre Haute, Ind.; a sister, Christine McIntosh and husband Glenn, Shreveport, La.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence Oncology Center, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS, 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Mark McIntosh...

My sincere thoughts and prayers go out to the Buske’s – a wonderful family.

I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. I have so many fond memories of Paul primarily at school, church, and on the ball diamond and court. He was a great guy – extremely funny and caring. I can still picture / hear him driving by in his little VW Bug.

When I was 5 or so, I remember giving him a hug and telling him he was the best friend in the whole wide world!

May God bless you all during this time.

With sympathy,

Mark McIntosh

From Krista Harris Warner...

It was a great priveledge to have known such a terrific person. I went to school with Paul in Paris and have wonderful memories of him. Condolences to all the family. May you find peace in your time of loss.

From david Holycross...

my thoughtsand prayers are with you guys so sorry. david

From Toni Troiano...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers are with you.

From Keith & Judy Moore...

John & Family, Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of your son. You and your family will be in our prayers.

Very Sincerely,
Keith & Judy Moore

From Jamie (Shaver) Mayberry & Family....

Megan… I am so very sorry for your loss. I pray for comfort and peace to surround you and your family.

With love and deepest sympathy,

From Dean and Melissa Trott...

John, Beth and Family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers

From Angela Bruce Griffin...

I have so many fond memories of growing up in Paris, Illinois and of course, that includes the times at the Buske house. Paul is a big part of those memories. Sure, we “big kids” probably gave him a hard time but I really think he enjoyed it! My prayers go out to all of Paul’s family, to those I know, and to those I never had the honor to met. God Bless You ALL!

From Joe Yuza...

Beth, John and Family,

Our hearts go out to you in your loss.

Beth and Joe Yuza
Wichita, Ks.

From Jay Funkhouser...

My deepest sympathy goes out to Paul’s family and friends. What a great friend, teammate, and classmate, Paul was to me. I sure have some very fond memories of growing up in Paris and playing basketball, running cross country, or fishing with Paul and hanging out with him on the weekends. I have so many memories of doing things with him and they all make me smile and very proud to have known he and his wonderful family. He was such a talented athlete and dependable friend. I will sure miss you “Schroder”.

With love and sympathy,
Jay Funkhouser

From Dean and Donna Andrews...

Dear John, Beth, and Family,

We fondly remember watching Paul grow up on Woodmere Drive. He was a beautiful little boy, who always had a friendly greeting for his neighbors. We recall that he sometimes stopped by our house to visit and chat for a while. He was a beautiful soul.
May God comfort and sustain you at this sad time.

With sympathy,
Dean and Donna Andrews

From Tom McGee...

Deepest of sympathy to Megan, Cooper, John, Beth, and the entire Buske/Smith families.

I will forever be indebted to Paul, simply for bestowing friendship upon me, and putting up with me as his roommate for several years.

Thinking of Paul will always bring both a tear to my eye and a smile to my face.

Tom and Janice McGee

From Bill & Mary Allen & Family...

Megan so sorry for your loss, Our family will keep you and Cooper in our prayers.

Bill,Mary,Gina,Kelly Allen

From Lorin Slade Buksa & Family...

Please accept my deepest condolences, Meg. I am praying for peace, strength and comfort for you at this time.

With love and deepest sympathy,

From Scott Frazier...

I was saddened to hear of Paul’s passing. With the greatest sympathy, I want to extend my heartfelt condolences to Paul’s family during this painful time.

This news made me reflect on all the wonderful times we had running around playing in the neighborhood in Paris. I think the movie “Stand by Me” sums it all up.

The only way I can wrap my head around Paul’s passing is that this is not the end, but just the beginning of something wonderful for Paul.

From Kim Duguid Dresbach...

Dearest Aunt Beth, Uncle John, Megan, Cooper, Mike and Chris–
Our hearts go out to you all and our prayers are with you. Paul has joined many of our loved ones in heaven. Perhaps Grandma is making him her famous “glass casserole”… May your memories comfort you at this most difficult of times. Love, Kim, Jim, Ben and Nick

From Mary Ann Ring Sullivan...

John and Beth and family,
I remember babysitting for your family when Paul was just a baby. What a beautiful little boy he was! May all your beautiful memories of Paul remain with you. And may the peace of God, which is beyond all human understanding, be with you all.
In sympathy,
Mary Ann Ring Sullivan

From Shaun & Mary Jo Wheeler...

All our prayers are with the Buske family….

Paul was such a good person, classmate and friend. The memories I have growing up and the “crew” out in Woodmere are priceless…

Knowing Paul is with the Lord and painfree are the only comforts during this time. We know not the plan the Lord has but must trust in him. All who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ will be re-united with Paul in time.

God Bless all of you in the loss of your loved one…

Shaun & Mary Jo

From Leland Shaw...

Paul was one of the best guys you would ever want to meet. It has been an honor to have been his friend. I will truly miss our talks on the phone . Our prayers are with you Megan. Leland Cindy and Tiffany Shaw

From Katie (Rooney) Jakobsen...

I grew up in Paris, Illinois, and Paul was my classmate. I know that many of the people from the class of 1988 have many, many memories of a young man that had a wonderful boyish grin, a great love of sports and considered him a true and loyal friend.

My prayers go out to all of Paul’s family and friends that sustained him in life and through his illness.

With great respect,
Katie Rooney Jakobsen
Longmont, Colorado

From Kevin & Brooke Becker...

Paul, you were a great man and a wonderful neighbor. You were always a good person to talk to in the afternoons when we were getting home from work. Kevin and I truly enjoyed having you and Cooper come over nearly every day and play with Connor. You were such a great friend to my son. We will miss you dearly.

Your Baton Rouge neighbors,

Kevin, Brooke, Connor & Miles Becker

From Scott St Joseph & Family...

Deepest sympathies to the Buske family.

Paul will be missed. He was a kind and generous friend to many and brought many a smile to many an event that we shared together.

You will forever be remembered. May Megan and Cooper gain strength and remain forever with you, as you are to each of us as well.

Many prayers.

From Mechelle Martinez-Diaz...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayer for you is that during this hard time you will find peace in knowing God will always be with you and will guide you through this very difficult time. Remember that nothing can take away all of the precious memories your family was able to make.

Mechelle, Leroy, Kristin and Adrian

From Mary Liz Spillman Wright...

I am so sorry for your loss—Paul was a great friend to my brother growing up–I remember him playing baseball and fishing at our pond–I always called him wombles (I have no idea why) he was such a nice kid–I am am sure he grew into a wonderful man–Paul and all of you will be in my prayers–may he rest in the Peace of Christ.

From Bill Marlowe...

Paul, you will be missed my friend! It was both an honor and privlage to have known you and your family for so many years! I always enjoyed watching you excell in every sport you played and just plain enjoyed you being my friend! The world has lost a great man, husband, father, son, brother, and overall good human being! My thoughts and prayers go out to your mom, dad, brother, sister, wife and son! I still remember that sheepish grin you had and will always remember our frienship over the years! We miss you Paul. Save a spot in heaven for me bud! God Bless!

From Mike Miller...

I always enjoyed visiting with Paul at the KU softball games. He would watch the game and still managed to keep an eye on Cooper. Paul was a nice man and Megan and the rest of Paul’s family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mike Miller

From Elisabeth Gaston...

I was only Cooper’s daycare teacher for about 7 months, but I got to know and care for your family. Paul was such a kind and funny person. I am so sorry for your loss.
Elisabeth Gaston

From Kim Henness...

So sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers will be with you all.

Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal comfort and a wonderful hope, comfort you and strengthen you in every good thing you do and say.
(2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 NLT)

With sympathy,
Kim Henness

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