September 2, 1932 - September 5, 2021
Donna M. Busch, 89, of Pataskala, Ohio passed away September 5 at home with her loving husband by her side. Donna was born in Stambaugh, MI September 2, 1932 to Felix "Butch" and Viola Andrizzi. Her parents, her sister, Sallie Hughes Scott, and her grandson Stephen Lisi preceded her in death. She will be missed by her husband of 38 years, Stephen A. Busch, her sister Patricia W. Hughes and 8 adored children, 3 stepchildren she loved as her own, 25 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren (2 of whom she won't meet in this world). There will be a funeral mass on September 16, 2021, 10:00am at St. Edwards Catholic Church in Granville, OH 785 Newark Granville Rd, Granville, OH 43023. Please visit www.schoedinger.com to read full obituary, share messages and memories with Donna's family. In lieu of flowers, Donna's request was to have donations made in her name to St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o St. Edward Catholic Church, 785 Newark Granville Rd, Granville, OH 43023 or St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929, https://www.stjude.org/. As a child Donna's early years were nomadic with her parents as they followed their work paths from the Upper Peninsula (UP) of Michigan to California to Texas, back to Detroit and the UP again. She loved the times spent with her grandparents and her cousins. Even then Donna wanted a big family. Donna waited 12 years before she would get her wish, when she was joined by her sister Patricia and 4 years later by sister Sallie. After graduating from Crystal Falls High School in 1950, Donna moved on to Milwaukee WI for secretarial studies and soon joined the US Air Force to become a weather specialist. Donna had a wonderful life, not without disappointment or loss, but because of her tenacity and faith, she always felt rich. She had her love story, marrying Stephen A. Busch in 1983. They made their home in Columbus until finding their ideal spot in Pataskala with a beautiful garden and trees, a workshop for Steve and a kitchen big enough for the whole family. She did have the big family she always wanted. Her children: Stephen (Monica) Lisi, Karen (Lew, d.) Michaud, Maureen (Mack) Lisi-MacReady, Michael (Judi) Lisi, Paul (Gretchen) Lisi, Mary Jo (Ron) Tilton, Tina Lisi, Jeffrey (Kim) Lisi, and her stepchildren: Stephen (Tonda) Busch, Laura (Jeff) Yaroma, Shannon (Steve) Covert. Her legacy and joy continued with 26 grandchildren and her 27 great grandchildren. If you had a minute Donna could quickly fill it with the latest proud achievement by one of her kids, grandkids or great grandkids. You would think that would be enough but her curiosity, interests and skills always kept Donna learning and growing. Donna was always artistic. In her early years of motherhood that took the form of sketching in charcoal and painting in oils. Through the years she would continue sketching and painting with a new muse in watercolors. Later her brush would be replaced by a camera with nature shots some of her specialties. Always with an eye for color and light, their home in Pataskala provided many opportunities to show off the beauty of a country life. Donna was an accomplished seamstress, quilter and tailor. She crocheted, embroidered and did fabric crafting. From the years of necessity creating clothing for the kids and countless Halloween costumes to those years where it became a passion, Donna was skilled in all ways with fabric, thread and needle. Donna and Steve even had a sewing store, And Sew Forth, where they served so many students and customers with Donna never missing an opportunity to make a friend, answer a question or start a sewing project with a new twist. Donna utilized her numerous skills in the workplace as well- moving seamlessly from secretarial (she could still write in shorthand!) to computer key punch operator, to sales, to sewing store owner, to upholstery design to becoming an optician in her 60s. Donna always felt blessed she could tackle a new challenge and master it. Donna was profoundly aware of how blessed she was, and in so many ways. Her abiding faith was solidly founded in the Catholic Church and her personal devotion to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. At St. Edwards the Confessor Catholic Church, Donna and Steve found a faith community in which Donna could share her love in even more ways. Her work at the Fish Fry Fridays was a favorite and she loved the comradery of all the St. Edwards volunteers. A voracious reader, Donna loved books! Her favorites were murder mysteries, short stories (she had a lot going on) and cookbooks. Two to feed the brain and the other to feed the brood! She was an Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine subscriber for years and only after she finished them would she pass them on to the kids to read. She had just started another John Grisham book last month. She loved an afternoon in a book store or, even better, the library. Yet with all of these interests and demands on her time, Donna always had time for her family or a friend. For this is why it is not the years of life, rather, it is the life in her years for which Donna will be remembered with love.
Donna M. Busch, 89, of Pataskala, Ohio passed away September 5 at home with her loving husband by her side. Donna was born in Stambaugh, MI September 2, 1932 to Felix "Butch" and Viola Andrizzi. Her parents, her sister, Sallie Hughes Scott,... View Obituary & Service Information
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