Sipriana Bussing | Obituaries | Terre Haute Tribune Etoile
March 26, 1929 –
October 16, 2021
BRAZIL – Sipriana Bussing, 92, from Brazil, IN, died shortly after sunrise on Saturday, October 16, 2021 after a brief stay at the Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility in Knightsville, IN. She was born on March 26, 1929 in Ellsworth, KS, to Jose and Jesse Uribe Rodriguez. She was the oldest of 11 children. She was a graduate of Ellsworth High School, Class of 1948.
She married John E. Bussing on March 1, 1957 in Ellsworth, KS. They started their journey together, starting a family and enjoying the culture, sights and sounds of Asia, Central Europe and the United States. This included time on air bases in the United States, France and Japan. The family spent several years exploring the cultures and sights of the different places where they were stationed.
After her husband retired from the United States Air Force, they moved to Brazil to raise their 5 children. She worked at Columbia House Records in the late 70’s / early 80’s. She held several positions focused on making 8 tracks and cassettes. She then worked at Palmby Coast to Coast Hardware. She retired from Sam’s Hardware in the early 90s.
Sipriana and her husband could be seen in numerous auctions in Brazil and its surroundings. They have held their own garage sales several times throughout the year. They especially enjoyed selling their treasures during the Covered Bridge Festival to loyal customers who come back year after year.
She was a life member of the Catholic Church of the Annunciation. She was very active as the secretary of the mothers’ club, preparing food for various activities and cleaning the altar tablecloths.
Sipriana was also very active in various clubs including quilting, herbage and gardening clubs. She loved to sew and cook.
As an accomplished seamstress, she won several blue ribbons at the local 4-H fair for many years. Her granddaughters loved the dresses, costumes and doll quilts she made for them. She was also known to treat a rabbit that had lost its nose!
She was an avid Colts football fan, loved polka music and the Texas Tenors. As a special surprise, the Texas Tenors sent her a sung video for her 90th birthday! She loved the Vera Bradley handbags and the Longaberger baskets.
Sipriana was predeceased by her husband, John; his son, John Jr .; and son-in-law, Kip Kumpf; her siblings, Mary Lou Botello, John, Angel, Danny, Rudy and Marc Rodriguez; in-laws, Georgia Rodriguez, Mary Rodriguez, Robert Lutz, Tony Botello, Michael, James and Charles Bussing, Kay Bussing and Ervin Cox.
Sipriana is survived by her children, Kirstin Kumpf, Brazil, Melanie Taylor (Dennis Graf), Channahon, IL, Cecilia and Charles Miles, El Dorado Hills, CA, and Eric Bussing (Brian Leedy), Chicago, IL; eight grandchildren, Shawna Duncan, Kyle (Sarah) Kumpf, Olivia (Kurt) Doughty, Zachary (Jessica) Kumpf, Tavia Taylor, Sydney Taylor, Carlina Miles and Spencer Miles; seven great-grandchildren, Lydia, Evan and Ethan Kumpf, Jordan and Jaidyn Berry, Ayden Duncan and Joseph Doughty; siblings, Lupe Lutz, Frances (James) Jacobo, Joe Rodriguez and Leon (Juanita) Rodriguez; in-laws, Connie Rodriguez, Petra Rodriguez, Genie Rodriguez, Robert (Sue) Bussing, Stephen Bussing, Paulette (Richard) Johnson, Peg Arnold, Mary Jo Cox, Margaret Bussing, Carol Bussing; and several nieces, nephews and extended family.
Visitations will be held Thursday at the French Funeral Home from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with the rosary at 7 p.m. The Christian Burial Mass will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Annunciation Catholic Church with Father John Hollowell as officiant. Interment will follow at Restlawn Cemetery.
The family requests that the commemorative contributions be sent to the Saint-Vincent-de-Paul pantry or to the charity of your choice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. You can light a candle in his memory at:
Published on October 18, 2021