Father Louis Busemeyer, SJ, Former Aurora Educator, Dies in Wisconsin
February 6, 2020
WAUWATOSA, Wis.—Father Louis Busemeyer, SJ, died on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Wisconsin.
He was 81 years old and a member of the Society of Jesus for 60 years, and of the St. Camillus Jesuit Community in Milwaukee.
Father Busemeyer was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Dec. 21, 1938. He attended Xavier Jesuit High School and Xavier University in Cincinnati. 
He entered the Jesuits in Milford, Ohio, on Sept. 1, 1959. 
He was ordained at St. Joseph Parish in Aurora on June 11, 1970.
He received a master’s degree in mathematics education from Xavier University in Cincinnati, and a master’s in divinity from Loyola University, Chicago. 
He taught math and computer science, served as athletic director, and director of the service program for over 20 years at St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago. 
He also served in the business office and work program at Cristo Rey High School, Chicago. 
In the Diocese of Rockford, he was a teacher at Aurora Central Catholic High School in Aurora. Near the end of his ministerial service, he spent 13 years as an associate pastor of St. Rita of Cascia Parish in Aurora.
He spent a year at Bellarmine Retreat House in Barrington, before being assigned to the St. Camillus Jesuit Community in 2014.
He is survived by one brother, William (Theresa Martin) of Cincinnati and Tavernier, Fla.
A wake was held Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, at Madonna della Strada Chapel in the Jesuit Community at St. Camillus  in Milwaukee. The funeral Mass followed at 7:30 p.m. 
His burial was Tuesday, Feb.  4, 2020, at Mt. Olivet Cemetery  in Milwaukee.
Memorials may be sent to the Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus, 1010 N. Hooker St., Chicago, IL 60642, with a notation “In Memory of Louis Busemeyer, S.J.”