Kenton F. Buesching, 79, a resident of rural Fort Wayne and widely acquainted Lake Township farmer and businessman, passed away at 2:46 a.m. on Sunday, July 17, 2016, at Lutheran Life Villages at Pine Valley following an extended illness.\nMr. Buesching was born on May 28, 1937 in Fort Wayne, a son of Frederick G. and Olga (Paschka) Buesching, and spent his formative years in Lake Township. He graduated from Arcola High School in 1955 and was a lifelong resident of Allen County.\nAs a young man he served with the U.S. Air Force National Guard, and was married in Churubusco on October 19, 1962 to Janne K. Johnson.\nHe was engaged in farming in Lake Township all of his adult life, he began working at Buesching's Peat Moss & Mulch, Inc., in 1947 with his father, he took over ownership in 1969, he never officially retired he just did what he loved.\nFor much of his life he had taken an active part in St. John's Lutheran Church--Lake Twp., and in his leisure time enjoyed farming and spending the winter months with his wife in Bradenton, Florida during his retirement years. Most especially he loved and cherished his family, and was a friend to all who knew him.\nThe surviving relatives include his wife Janne, to whom he was married for over 53 years; his sons Robert F. Buesching and Daniel K. (Ginger) Buesching, both of Fort Wayne; two sisters Bonnie (Al) Gore of Ariz., and Marlene Augenstein of Fort Wayne; his brother Dr. Don (Colleen) Buesching of Noblesville; and his three grandchildren Callie, Megan, and Cole Buesching.\nIn addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Nancy (Robert) Tucker.\nFuneral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church--Lake Twp., 7914 W. Cook Rd., with Pastors Ralph Easterhaus, officiating.\nThe family will receive friends at the church on Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., or one hour prior to the service Saturday morning.\nInterment will be in the Eel River Cemetery, Allen County.\nFor those who wish, memorials may be directed to St. John's Lutheran Church--Lake Twp. or Turnstone Parkinson Group (Support group).