Joe Douglas Bussard

November 12, 1934March 7, 2013


Passed away on March 7, 2013 in Spokane, WA his home Davenport, WA. Joe was born on November 12, 1934 in Lushton, Nebraska to Charles and Marie Bussard. The family later moved to the Metaline Falls area where he graduated from High school in 1953. After graduation he entered the US Navy where he served during the Korean Conflict. He married Jolane Hankins on Aug 28, 1957 in Spokane, WA. Joe is survived by his wife of 55 yrs Jolane at the home in Davenport, WA, Two sons Doug (Karen) Bussard and Jerry (Dyann) Bussard along with six wonderful grand children Brandon, Jake, Zack, Kelly, Cierra and Savanaha and two great grandchildren Danielle Jolane and Colton Joe and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister Jackie. He was a member of the American Legion and enjoyed traveling and visiting with people but his family was the most important thing to him. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 1:00PM at the Eagles Lodge 6410 N. Lidgerwood, Spokane, WA 99208. Memorial may be made to Assured Hospice 1417 S. Pioneer Way, Moses Lake, WA 98837. Please sign our online guestbook at STRATE FUNERAL HOME,DAVENPORT, WA is caring for the family.


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Cam Buffington

April 3, 2013

Joe was a big part of the MF community growing up: his haircuts, his support of the community, his barbershop banter,and his enduring support of local sports and athletes. Thanks Joe for all the good times.

Joan BockmanAdamak

March 30, 2013

Hi Jolane, it's been a long time since I have visited with you and Joe but I remember the good times we had in M.F. I am happy to know that you and Joe had many good years together.
Joan Bockman Adamak, Prescott Valley, AZ

Molly (Larson) Thivierge

March 29, 2013

So sorry to hear about joe passing away! Our thoughts and prayers with the whole family! He will be missed! Love, Molly Larson and the larsons up at the lake ;)

Dwight McCain

March 23, 2013

Sorry to hear of Joe's passing. We lost touch when I stopped going to the State B Tournaments. I have many fond memories.

March 22, 2013

Jolane and Family - So sorry to hear of Joe's passing. Have fond memories of the old barber shop with Joe and his dad over the years, and the time spent working together @ Lehigh (also with Paulette's dad, Don) Who could forget playing on the Mis-Fits softball team? Good times!!
Thinking of you and families during this sad time....

Bill and Paulette Grant

Don Humphrey

March 22, 2013

My condolences to the Bussard Family. I received a few haircuts from Joe many years ago. Joe was good people, he will be missed.

Connie Hobbs

March 21, 2013

Heartfelt condolences to the Bussard families. I have the best memories of sharing the beach at Sullivan Lake with your family! Joe nicknamed my little girls "Ralph and George", to this day they still ask me: "Was I Ralph? Or was I George?" He'll always live on in our hearts and memories!

Amie Miller

March 21, 2013

I have great memories from camping at Sullivan Lake and hanging out with Joe and Jolane. What wonderful people! My heart goes out to your family. I know you have great memories to remember from him.

Rose ( Rogers) Messick

March 20, 2013

I have so many fond memories of Joe, and of his Father, Mother and Sister. Joe was a fine representive of youth of Metaline Falls and was admired by many. May you all be surrounded by love and find comfort and peace during this time of sorrow.

March 17, 2013

So very sorry about your great loss.....Joe and I were great friends in l953 when Ellen Marie was born....He was very kind and thoughtful....Thinking of you and praying that you will have peace and comfort knowing that others are thinking of you. Sue Ellen McIlroy McConnell (Aunt Sue)