Kenneth (Kenny) Meinard Buscher, 81, passed away peacefully on July 29, 2020, surrounded by his loving wife and daughters. He was born on March 2, 1939 to Henry and Agnes Buscher as the first of three children. He was raised in the town of Franklin on the family’s cattle ranch until he and his wife moved to Bonanza, Ore., in May 1999, where they purchased their own cattle ranch. Poor health required them to sell their ranch and return to California in December.
Kenny was preceded in death by his parents, and is survived by his wife Dianne; daughters Cindy (Jack) Martin and Annette (Tony) Merola; grandchildren Jack (Lisa) Martin, Alec Martin, Stacey (Jason) Hogge and Brandon (Kristie) Merola; sister Yvonne (Richard) Bonacci and brother Dennis Busche; plus four awesome great grandchildren.
While in high school, he was active in FFA and won numerous awards with his Ayrshire cattle. He enjoyed working with his daughters while they were in both 4-H and FFA showing their herd of Shorthorn cattle.
During his senior year in high school, he met the love of his life, Dianne. They were married on Sept. 24, 1961 and enjoyed over 58 years together.
Graveside services will be held at the Franklin Cemetery on Thursday, Aug. 6, at 11 a.m.
Contributions in Kenny’s name may be made to the Wayne Heintz Memorial Scholarship, Elk Grove Regional Scholarship Foundation (P.O. Box 2021, Elk Grove, CA 95759-2021).