John Henry Buscha was born on April 20, 1950 in Giddings, TX on the family farm. As a child, he spent most of his time helping pick cotton and do other items on his Uncle's farm with his Uncle, Aunt, cousins and siblings. He enjoyed hunting and fishing on the farm in his spare time.
His parents moved him to Smithville, TX for his high school years. When he was a child, he had to learn the English language due to speaking German on the farm.
In high school, he worked for Texas Cedar Products. After graduating from high school, he married Diana C. Jacobs and had three kids (Charles, Jonathan and Stacia). He drove a truck for Pepsi delivering products. He then got a job for the MKT railroad on Maintenance Way, then transferred to riding the rails in the caboose as a conductor. He had to move his family to Waco/Bellmead to keep his job after Union Pacific took over MKT.
After four years, he moved back to Smithville, still working for the railroad out of Taylor, TX. He ended his career with Union Pacific out of Bloomington, TX, but lived in Seadrift, TX. At this point, he relocated back to Smithville to be near his kids/family and to start his business, J.B. Mail Service as a contractor with the United States Postal Service transporting mail out of Austin, TX to assigned post offices on the route. He had a total of four trucks at the height of his business.
Once reaching his railroad retirement age, he released his USPS contracts, sold the trucks, and returned to Seadrift, TX to enjoy his retirement. John was preceeded in death by his father Victor Buscha and his son Charles Y. Buscha.
He leaves to mourn son Jonathan Buscha (wife Meghan Buscha), daughter Stacia Coronado (husband Cat Coronado), mother Mildred Buscha, sister Frances Gray (husband Zane Gray) and multiple nieces and nephews.
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