Pixley Funeral Home

322 West University Drive, Rochester, MI


Charles Anthony Busse

April 8, 1925November 23, 2019

Charles “Chuck” Anthony Busse passed away on November 23, 2019 at the age of 94. Chuck was born in Chicago, Illinois and lived there most of his life before moving earlier this year to Rochester Hills, Michigan. In grade school he was a member of The Boy Scouts of America and became an Eagle Scout. He then served his country honorably during World War II as an Army Combat Engineer in the European theater. He was proud to be a veteran and was a member of the American Legion. After his time with the military he returned to school, receiving his Bachelor's degree from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois and then his Master’s degree in special education from Chicago State University. He put his degrees to work teaching at Chicago Public Schools for 40 years as a physical education teacher. He met his beloved wife Anna (nee Bergdahl) and the two of them were married on August 27, 1966. During his free time he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, woodworking, baking, watching football, and staying active. He had a strong sense of community, building strong relationships with his friends and neighbors, and contributing generously to various charities.

Chuck is survived by his wife Anna; his daughter Kristina (Jeffrey) Richards; grandchildren Victoria Richards and Nathan Richards; and his nephew and nieces David Busse, Donna Mueller, Jan Headstrom, Deena Wilmot.

A private service will be held at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.


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Edward Juillard

December 1, 2019

Chuck was the Mayor of our block here in Chicago! He was GREATLY loved by all of us here at 114th Maplewood. He was the greatest neighbor ever. Always giving of himself- he would go around and bring his neighbors' garbage cans into their yards every week. He was very generous, as was Anna, and reached out to those in need ALWAYS. Chuck, you taught us all how to be a loving neighbor.