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Mabel W. (Freese) Busdieker

December 25, 1927 ~ February 5, 2024 (age 96) 96 Years Old

Mabel Busdieker Obituary

Mabel Wilhelmina Busdieker passed away on February 5, 2024 at the age of 96. Mabel was born December 25, 1927 in Foristell, MO to Herman E. and Lydia Freese nee Giessmann.

Mabel was a lifelong member of St. John's UCC Cappeln, was a youth teacher for over 40 years, and member of multiple organizations in the church. After 1 year at Kirksville Teacher College she taught at the one room Cappeln School and later at Foristell School. Mabel married Lawrence Busdieker, December 20, 1953. She actively supported her husband in farming until returning to work as a paraprofessional at Daniel Boone Elementary in New Melle, where she worked for over 20 years. She was a 4-H project leader for over 40 years. She lived on the same family farm of her childhood until 2003 when she moved to Laddonia, MO with the family farming operation. Mabel attended the Presbyterian church in Laddonia and enjoyed being part of their quilting group. Mabel enjoyed piecing quilts and wall hangings. She was a very modest person, always striving to make people feel good. 

She is survived by her 4 children, Ruth Busdieker,  Leon (Pam) Busdieker, Loyd Busdieker,  Rosel Schmidt; two granddaughters, Stephanie (Nick) Huesemann, Nichole (Shannon) Jesse; four grandsons, Matt (Demi) Schmidt, Mike (Courtney) Schmidt, Marc (Shannon) Schmidt, Mitch (Brady) Schmidt; 6 1/2 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, brother Ray Freese, husband Lawrence Busdieker, and son-in-law Bryan Schmidt   She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.


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February 10, 2024

9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
St. Johns UCC-Family Life Center
60 St. Johannes Lane
Foristell, MO 63348

Funeral Service
February 10, 2024

11:30 AM
St. Johns UCC-Family Life Center
60 St. Johannes Lane
Foristell, MO 63348

Interment following funeral service

St. John UCC-Cappeln
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