1967, Herbert C. Busenitz, 62, was welcomed home by his Savior on Friday (Dec. 10, 2010), at his rural Whitewater, Kansas residence surrounded by his family. He was born on April 8, 1948, along with twin brother Robert, at Bethel Hospital in Newton. He was one of 12 children born of William L. and Emma Wiebe Busenitz. He graduated from Berean Academy in Elbing and attended college. On June 26, he married Patricia Krehbiel in Newton. They would make their home near Whitewater, where Herbert farmed. Their union was blessed with seven children.
He was a member of Emmaus Mennonite Church and served on the Child Evangelism Camp Committee for Hutchinson. He was a Gideon and was a board member for Source of Light.
He is lovingly survived by his wife, Patricia Busenitz, of the home; children, Carlen and wife, Kathryn Busenitz of Whitewater, Rachel Busenitz of Wichita, Angela and husband, Quentin Nusz of Rose Hill, Duane and wife, Amanda Busenitz of Benton, Lavonn Busenitz of Wichita, Eric Busenitz of Whitewater and Sylvia Busenitz of Whitewater; brothers, William and wife, Grace Busenitz of Potwin, Gilbert and wife, Fran Busenitz of Madison, Ga., Arnold and wife, Velma Busenitz of Newton, and David and wife, Isabel of Topeka; sisters, Helen Busenitz of Ecuador, South America, Theresa and husband, Henry Ortmann of Wolf Point, Mont., Emma and husband, Arlowe Becker of Plymouth, Mich., Kady and husband, Jan Schubert of Omaha, Neb., and Christina Busenitz of Guinea, West Africa; nine grandchildren, Eben, Clara and Silas Busenitz, Danae, Courtney, Jessica, Trenton and Trevor Nusz and Colton Busenitz; and sister-in-law, Barb Busenitz of Benton. Herbert was preceded in death by his parents; twin brother, Robert Busenitz; and an infant brother.
Memorial funds have been established for Source of Light or RHMA (Rural Home Missionary Association) in care of Lamb Funeral Home, P.O. Box 358, Whitewater, KS 67154.