Obituary: Mark K. Buss

Mark K. Buss, 59, of Newton was fatally injured in a semi-truck wreck Thursday, Aug. 16, in Decater County, Iowa. He was born July 8, 1959, in Bethel Hospital, Newton.

He was a truck driver for Mast Trucking of Copeland. Mark was a graduate of School of Automotive Mechanics and Body Repair.

Mark is survived by his parents Eldon and Merlyn Buss of Hutchinson; sister Laura Lovett of Leawood; brother Trent Buss and fiancé Fernanda Lopes of Spring Hill; special friend Dylan Belgard of Newton; niece Audrey Lovett; nephews Britton Schroeder and Aydon Buss; many dear friends; and his dog Kitty.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Marty Jo.

Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, with family greeting guests from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hutchinson Funeral Chapel, 300 E. 30th Ave. Hutchinson.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church at 407 E. 12th, Hutchinson.

Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery, 1100 W. First St., Newton in the family plot.

In lieu of flowers, please mail contributions in Mark’s honor to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101. Please put Mark K. Buss Memorial Fund in check memo, or go to:, once open go to “Find a participant” enter in “Trent Buss” and hit search. This brings up the Mark K. Buss Memorial Fund. Hit Donate now.

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