Alfred A. Bustetter, 93

Alfred A. Bustetter, 93, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at The Gardens, of Wapakoneta.  

He was born July 27, 1920, in Auglaize County, the son of Frances (Fischer) and John Bustetter, who preceded him in death.  On June 6, 1945, he married Loretta I. Seitz, and she died Nov. 21, 2011.

Survivors include, four children, Michael (Kathy) Bustetter, of Charlotte, NC, David (Sara) Bustetter, of Maineville, Patricia (Thomas) Davin, of Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., and Debra (Todd) Meier, of Wapakoneta; 10 grandchildren, Molly (Michael) Hoffmann, Bradley (Kimberly) Davin, Bridget (James) Dwyer, Christopher Bustetter, Amanda (Jason) Alge, Abigail (Dane) Roush, Aimee Meier, and Shannon, James, and Samuel Bustetter; 10 great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Joan Seitz, of Wapakoneta.

He was preceded in death by a son, Robert; his twin brother and spouse, Albert and Evelyn Bustetter; two sisters and spouses, Verona and John Mosler, and Lucille and William Koenig; and an infant brother, Charles.

Alfred retired in 1980 after 39 years of service with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., in St. Marys.  He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, in Wapakoneta. 

His other memberships included the K of C, Council #1272, and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Aerie #691, both of Wapakoneta.  

He enjoyed woodworking and fishing, and in his younger years playing baseball.  He especially enjoyed the Tuesday afternoon “Break” with his brother and extended family.

A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, in Wapakoneta, with the Rev. Patrick Sloneker officiating.  Burial is to follow in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, in Wapakoneta.  

The family plans to receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Bayliff and Eley Funeral Home, on State Route 501, in Wapakoneta.  

Memorial contributions may be directed to the St. Joseph Catholic Church. Condolences may be expressed at