James F Buis

August 14, 1941December 4, 2012

James F. Buis, age 71, of Greencastle, passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2012.

Born August 14, 1941 in Indianapolis, he was the son of Robert Frederick Buis and Mildred Rose (Osborn) Flint and was a graduate of Fillmore High School “class of “1959”. He married Pamela Sue (Masten) Buis on September 17, 1991 and she survives.

James worked as a security guard at Securitas, having recently received his five year pin. He had previously worked at Carmel Engineering from which he retired in 2006. He served as Vice President of the Clinton Township Rescue and Fire Department Board of Directors.

He loved spending time with his grandchildren, playing games on the computer, and reading.

Survivors include his wife, Pamela; children, James”Doug” Buis, Rebecca Buis (Sammie), Jeffrey Dudley (Stacy), Bradley Buis (Ava), Richard Hubble (Angelia), Matthew Buis (Joshua), Sondra Dishoungh; a beloved grandson, he has raised as his own son, Scott Rothermund; two sisters, Candace Smothers (Donald) and Barbara Ann Green; two brothers, Jerry Hoese and J.R.; 17 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Nancy Helen (Carter) Buis; and two grandchildren, Brett Conner Rothermund and April Lyn Conwell.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at the Clinton Township Volunteer Rescue and Fire Department 4218 W. 450 N. Greencastle, IN. 46135.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the fire department or the donor’s favorite charity in James’ memory.


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December 7, 2012

Pam, Scott and rest of the family, We were shocked beyond words with the passing of Jim. He was a good man and we will miss seeing his smileing face around here. God has him now. He is resting peaceably. Your friends and neighbors, Della & Glenn

Bill Skinner

December 7, 2012

I am sorry to read of James passing, and I'm sure he will be missed by all. I remember James from our days at Fillmore. The class of "59" was a better class because of James.

Meta Jeffries

December 7, 2012

Dear Scott and Pam,
I am so sorry for your loss. Jim was always a bright spot in my day! God bless you and your family.

December 7, 2012

Sorry to hear of James passing.. I went to school and graduated with James in '59. Would've loved seeing him at our 50th reunion in 2009. Jim was a good friend at Fillmore for 12 yrs.. I'm sure he's left some good memories and good friends along the way.
Charlie Storm, Boiling Springs, PA

nancy and Fred wheeler

December 6, 2012

Dearest sister and family. We are thinking of you at this time and know that Jim is happy and free from all the pain and worry of this life. We have a promise of a glad reunion which gives us hope and strength. My love to you all. I will be there in spirit Pam. My love, Nancy and Fred