Gallagher’s restaurant and the Montana lottery lost a loyal customer on April 26, 2019. Herman Busch, age 86 passed away surrounded by family and friends in Miles City, MT. Herman was born on April 30, 1932 to Albert and Edith McMillen Busch in Billings, MT. In Red Lodge, MT on October 2, 1952 he married Jean Wilson. They had 2 sons Lee (Forsyth) Michelle (Goodyear, AZ) and Larry and Cheryl Busch (Forsyth). The family lived in Roundup, Springcreek, and Hardin for one year, Lodge Grass, Forsyth and Kinsey. Herman was able to fulfill his lifelong dream of owning his farm in Kinsey, Montana where he called home since 1984.
He was a boxer in the Army, a bulldogger in the rodeo Circuit, and then returned to Montana for his natural calling of farming. Herman enjoyed raising cattle and crops as his secondary job. Being a proud member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union U A local #30, he was able to work in many power plants in North Dakota and Montana and support his family as a pipefitter. He was a Deputy Sheriff in Bighorn County for 1 year in 1965. Herman was a gifted storyteller, remembering exact names and dates as if you were there at the gathering. He enjoyed auctions, country music and being a participant of the Democratic Party.
Herman was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Jean, his sister Susie Reighard, Ella Joyce Busch, nephew Gary Bolton and several brothers in law. He is survived by his 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and his sisters, Bessie Hurtado (Pataskala, Ohio), Mae Nale (Colorado), Arlene Hein (Worden, MT), Janet Rauch (Roundup, MT), Judy and Carl Hamilton (Shepherd, MT). He was a proud uncle to his many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Louise De Montigny, John and Brenda Little, Kinsey Community, Holy Rosary Hospice team, Holy Rosary Residential Living for the excellent care provided.