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Charles Daniel Busler

March 29, 1929 ~ February 27, 2020 (age 90)


Charles D. ‘Dan” Busler, 90, of Galion passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at his home.

Dan was born in Union County, Ohio on March 29, 1929 to the late Lewis S. Busler Sr. and Bessie May (Britton) Busler. He married Wanita H. (Johnson) Busler on August 6, 2001 and she survives him.

Dan was the previous owner of Earthworm Construction in Iberia. He was a member of the Iberia United Methodist Church. Dan served his country in the US Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Iberia American Legion. Dan enjoyed flying airplanes, rebuilding farmall tractors and loved to restore antique cars. He was always tinkering with something and enjoyed working on anything that came across his path. Dan was a family man and was very proud of his children and grandchildren.

In addition to his wife Wanita, Dan is survived by his daughters, Rosemary (Phil McKinstry) Reed of Galion, Barbara Jean Petrik of Crestline; his son, Ronald (Judy) Busler of Galion; his step-son, Craig (Freda Estes) Lyons of Galion; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great grandchildren; brother Lewis Busler Jr. of Homesound, Florida; and sister, Barbara Skaggs of Bradenton, Florida.

Dan was preceded in death by his brother, Frank Busler; his sisters, Laurie Hass, Daisy Murphy, Ruth Ireland; his sons-in-law, Thomas Reed and Mike Petrik; and brother-in-law, Warren W. Skaggs.

Friends may call on Monday, March 2, 2020 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm at Schneider-Gompf Funeral Home, 303 Portland Way North, Galion. Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at Schneider-Gompf Funeral Home, Galion with Pastor Rick Utt officiating. Burial will follow in Iberia Cemetery where military honors will be given by the U.S. Army and the Galion/Crestline Joint Veteran’s Military Funeral Detail.

Memorial contributions may be made to Avita Home Health and Hospice or American Cancer Society.

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March 2, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Schneider-Gompf Funeral Home, Galion
303 Portland Way N.
Galion, OH 44833

Funeral Service
March 3, 2020

10:30 AM
Schneider-Gompf Funeral Home, Galion
303 Portland Way N.
Galion, OH 44833

March 3, 2020

Iberia Cemetery
Township Road 49
Iberia, Ohio 43325


Avita Home Health and Hospice
P.O. Box 327, Galion OH 44833

American Cancer Society
740 Commerce Drive, Suite B, Perrysburg OH 43551
Tel: 1-888-227-6446

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