STOUGHTON—Lloyd Buskager, age 90, of Stoughton, peacefully passed away on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. He was born on March 20, 1927, in Cottage Grove, the son of Otto and Christine (Nordness) Buskager.
Lloyd was raised on the family farm and graduated from Madison East High School. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army, and took part in amphibious assault training in the Pacific. Lloyd worked for the State of Wisconsin for 32 years. He was the first civil service employee at UW-Parkside, where he was superintendent of buildings and grounds. Lloyd was in charge of the state capitol and governor’s residence, serving as complex manager for many years. Lloyd was given a citation by the state legislature for having a handicapped entrance installed at the state capitol. While under Governor Knowles, the National Guard was called in during the huge protests that took place in 1969. During his years at the capitol and governor’s residence, Lloyd served under six governors, Warren Knowles being his favorite. He was also appointed by the mayor of Stoughton to serve on the Stoughton Tree Commission.
Lloyd is survived by his wife, Marilyn; six children, Kathryn (Joe Topp), Linda Peterson, Jerome (Sharie) Buskager, Christine (Lyle) Haried, Brian (Tonya) Buskager and Jennifer Lyn Buskager, all of Stoughton; two step-children, Christian (Atsuko) Trieloff of Stoughton and Jeffrey Trieloff of Appleton; 19 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a half-brother, Ervin Marks. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lola Mae (Mickelson) Buskager; and four brothers, Orlando, Jerome, Edward and Sam Buskager.
Funeral Services will be held at CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH, 700 County Road B, Stoughton, at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, with the Rev. Scott Geister-Jones presiding. Burial will follow at Lutheran South Cemetery with lunch to follow at church. Visitation will be held at GUNDERSON STOUGHTON FUNERAL & CREMATION CARE, 1358 Highway 51 North at Jackson St., Stoughton, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday. Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.
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