CATTARAUGUS - Robert L. Busekist, 84, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at the Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Gowanda, N.Y.
He was born Nov. 29, 1929, in Otto, N.Y., the son of the late Walter L. and Olga M. (Kromphdart) Busekist.
Robert was a dairy farmer all his life. In later years, he did training for tax assessment, and along with farming for many years was assessor for Little Valley, Salamanca, and Dayton. Robert was the president of the County Assessor Association for several years. He also held several offices within the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Otto, where he was a member for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Mary L. (Pratt) Busekist of Cattaraugus, N.Y.; four sons: John (Kathy) Busekist of Cattaraugus, N.Y., Peter (Amy) Busekist of Gowanda, N.Y., Mark Busekist of Cattaraugus, N.Y., and Daniel (Marie) Busekist of Hamburg, N.Y.; a daughter; Rhonda Dominy of Brighton, Colo.; two brothers: Clifford Busekist of Enfield, Conn., and Arthur Busekist of Blackjack, Mo.; a sister, Geraldine Arnold of Otto, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at Hills Funeral Chapel, 55 S. Main St., Cattaraugus, on Friday from 3-8 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at 11 a,m, at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Otto. The Rev. Howard Warner, pastor, will be officiating. Burial will be in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Otto.
Family suggests memorials to Immanuel Lutheran Church of Otto, 8428 Scotts Corners Road, Cattaraugus, NY 14719.