Lucy Buesing

Lucy Buesing

Lucy Buesing, 82, of Gothenburg died Sept. 14, 2020, in Gothenburg. She was born Aug. 23, 1938, in Neudorf, Ukraine, daughter of Otto and Hilda (Seel) Netzel.  

She was baptized on April 17, 1944, in Eugenfeld, Ukraine. Lucy arrived in New Orleans on March 21, 1952, at the age of 14 with her mother and sister. She attended school at Lexington through the eighth grade and later received her GED in May of 1984. Lucy was united in marriage to Carl D Schwarz on Jan. 8, 1955, in Lexington. The couple later divorced. Seven children were blessed to this marriage; David, Teresa, Ron, Anthony, Kathy, Charlie, and Troy.  

Lucy married Darrell Buesing on June 15, 1985, at Lexington. Over the years, she had several different jobs; she worked at Michael’s, West Side Care Home, Slacks Nursing Home and retired from Hilltop Estates as head dietitian. She loved her music, cooking and baking, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include her children, Teresa and her husband Gary Smith of Gothenburg, Ron Schwarz of Lexington, Kathy and her husband Tim Lord of Indianola, Charlie and his wife Denise Schwarz of Clovis, California, and Troy Schwarz of Gothenburg; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Linda Schwarz; step-sons, Mike Buesing, Matt (Angie) Buesing and Mark Buesing; a host of step-grandchildren; along with many extended family and friends.

Lucy was preceded in death by husband, Darrel Buesing; sons, Anthony and David Schwarz; grandchildren, Nathan, Natalie and Nicole; and her parents Otto and Hilda.

Graveside services were held at Gothenburg Cemetery on Thursday, Sept. 17 with interment following. Memorials may be given to the Hilltop Estates or Alzheimer’s Association. To sign the online guest book, go to