ROCKFORD, —(“Russ”) Leland Busse, 88, died peacefully on Jan. 12, 2021, at StoryPoint Senior Living in Rockford, from complications due to strokes.

Russ was born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on Feb. 22, 1932, to parents Christian and Irene Busse. He was raised on a small family farm in Rising Sun, Indiana, along with his older brother Arnold (deceased) and younger sister Leitha (O’Day).

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