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Mark  Bussa

Mark Alan Bussa

April 25th, 2020
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Mark Alan Bussa was born on July 31, 1953 in Estherville, Iowa. He was the son of Alvin E. and Maxine A. (Sisson) Bussa. He lived in Armstrong and Buffalo Center, Iowa. In the 8th grade he moved to Windom, Minnesota where he attended Windom Area High School and was involved in the school choir, holding lead roles in school plays and was a member of the football team. Mark was also active in the choir and youth group at church. Mark graduated high school in 1971 and then attended Bethel College where he played football under his high school coach, Chub Reynolds.

Mark and Linda started dating their senior year of high school. He asked her out on a date in junior high but because he was already shaving and seemed too mature she turned him down. They were married on June 24, 1972. They lived in St. Paul, Minnesota where he attended the University of Minnesota and worked with special needs kids. They moved to Storm Lake, Iowa where Mark worked for a Service Master licensee under Linda's dad. He later bought his own franchise in Worthington, Minnesota where he worked in sales and production and won various awards. Their four children were born in Worthington, Minnesota. In 1984, after 10 years, he and his family moved to Sioux Falls, South Dakota where he bought two Service Master franchises. In 1999, Mark and Linda moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado. He worked for Comprehensive Painting, he was a salesman for Terminex, and went on to start his own business as a handyman and worked with The London Group and others.

Throughout Mark's life he served his church body in various capacities. He served as a deacon, usher, Awana leader, and Senior High youth leader. Mark also sang duets with Linda in church and for weddings. He was on the worship team playing guitar and vocals. Mark loved music of all kinds. He began playing guitar in high school. He played several other instruments by ear.

Mark was a people person. He would strike up conversations with strangers, anywhere he went. Often people shared their life story with him. Mark had a servants heart and was a hard worker. Mark was a loving husband and father. He enjoyed his family and rarely missed any events the kids or grandkids participated in. Mark and Linda enjoyed camping, fishing, biking and kayaking together. Mark enjoyed riding his motor cycle. Mark and Linda would have been married 48 years this June.

At the end of March, Mark was infected with Covid-19 virus. He was sick at home for 12 days before going to the hospital where he was treated in the Intensive Care Unit for respiratory failure. After 18 days of fighting, his heart failed. Mark went home to be with the Lord on April 25, 2020. He was proceeded in death by his father, Alvin and grandchildren Faith, Brycen, Jackson and Nehemiah and others through miscarriage. Mark is survived by his wife Linda and their four children: Travis and Susan Bussa of Brandon, SD; Alicia and Roy Taggart of Liberty Hill, TX; Bryce Bussa of Colorado Springs, CO; and Carrie and Eric Isola of Colorado Springs, CO. Mark is survived by his 12 grandchildren: Taylor, Kristian, Kegan, Aaliyah, Trevin, Eliana, Aundrina, Kaden, Noah, Gunner, Isabella and Gideon. He is also survived by his mother Maxine Bussa of Windom, MN; and three brothers, Jonathan, Brad and Paul.
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    Evergreen Cemetery
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    1005 South Hancock Expressway
    COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
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    Evergreen Cemetery
    Address
    1005 South Hancock Expressway
    COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
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Kathy Hall Pohlman

Posted at 02:07pm
Mark was truly one of a kind. What could have been a challenging time for a teenager moving to a new, small town, Windom, didn’t seem to affect Mark. He was friendly, always smiling, and so handsome. He was impossible not to like, What an athlete, singer, and actor he was! I still remember the beautiful song he sang at my wedding. Linda and Mark together made amazing music. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Mark. He was a gem and will always be remembered by me as the kind and compassionate soul he was. Kathy Hall Pohlman
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SUSAN Risius

Posted at 08:09am
My deepest sympathies to you all. I have many good memories of Cousin Mark! He always had a big smile on his face and often a joke to tell. Being all together at Grandma and Grandpa Bussa’s farm are good memories. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Susan Elman Risius

Dustin Bench

Posted at 01:25pm
What a great guy! I first met Mark when starting our new firm at the Conover Building and he was a friendly and welcome face to talk with. He was curious and heartfelt in his encouragement when there were few that I could talk to about a big career change. I felt like he was a friend from the moment we met and I was always greeted with a big smile when seeing him. RIP Mark. My condolences to Mark's family.
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Howell Bo

Posted at 06:10pm
Mark was more than my best friend, he was an inspiration and a great example. He loved his god, family and country and I learned so much from him. My heart breaks. I love you brother, I’ll miss you even more 😢
God bless the entire Bussa Family ❤️
Bo Howell
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