Gordon “Gordy” Joseph Zumbusch, age 89, of Buffalo, died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015.
He was born Oct. 23, 1925, to Joseph and Florence Zumbusch.
Gordy graduated from Maple Lake High School in 1943, and enlisted in the US Army, serving in World War II.
He married Muriel Forsythe Sept. 23, 1950, and they made their home in Buffalo, where Gordy worked for the US Post Office.
A kind and caring man, Gordy loved spending time outside walking, gardening, and fishing. He was an avid reader, enjoyed doing his daily crossword puzzle, was a skilled wood worker and craftsman, and loved to watch football.
He was an active member of the American Legion for over 60 years.
Gordy will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by sisters Joyce Painschab of Waverly, and Marcella Borrell of Mahtomedi; niece Angie (J) McClelland; great nieces Eva and Anna McClelland of Maple Lake; many nieces and nephews, and other loving family members and friends.
Gordy was preceded in death by his wife, Muriel Zumbusch; parents Joseph and Florence Zumbusch; brother Douglas Zumbusch; and sister Mildred Dalbec.
Mass of Christian Burial took place Thursday, Sept. 24 at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo, with visitation prior to service, beginning at 9 a.m.
Casket bearers were Aaron Forsythe, Ken Dalbec, Steve Zumbusch, Rick Hage, Mike Painschab, and Gary Borrell.
The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo handled the arrangements.