Garrett Busenbark
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Obituary of Garrett Busenbark


Garrett Busenbark, 68, of Crawfordsville, died at 12:15 AM, Thursday morning, September 28th, 2017, at the St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.  He was born at Culver Hospital to Kenny and Dorothy (Miller) Busenbark, on June 30th, 1949. He had a twin sister, Teresa Busenbark Cotten, who survives.  His Mother died while Garrett was a baby.  His Step-Mother, Elsie Busenbark, raised the twins.


Garrett had 2 half-sisters: Judy Estep and Sharon Verhey; 1 half-brother: Joe "Freddie" Fry; 3 step-brothers: Ernie, Larry, and Billy Joe Priebe; and 3 step-sisters: Nancy Stephens, Jerry Priebe, and Judy Jordan.  He was preceded in death by his Mother, Dad, and loving Step-Mother; his sister: Sharon Verhey; his bothers: Joe Fry; Ernie, Larry, and Billy Joe Priebe.


He was first married to Sue Williams. They had two sons: Garrett Jay and Larry Dean Busenbark.  They divorced and Sue married Jerry Rasmussen, who later adopted the boys and changed their last name to Rasmussen. He then married Dorothy Chapel and got a lovely step-daughter: Rhonda Roach. They later divorced. 


Garrett lived around Crawfordsville for several years and when his health declined, he became a resident at the Lane House Nursing Home for the last two years. He worked at R.R.Donnellys for several years and quit due to his declining health.He had been a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.  He was an extremely hard worker and loved anything to do with farming. Working with his brother-in-law, Jim Jordan, in the hayfield, was a true joy for him.  He talked about driving semi trucks constantly.  Playing pool as he got older, was his favorite past time. 


There was not a kinder soul in the world. He would do anything for anyone.


Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, October 2nd, at Noon, at Powers-Priebe Funeral Home, with Pastor John Cornell officiating.  Burial will follow in the New Ross Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 10:00 AM until the service time.