Friday, June 11, 2010

Michael Allen Busig 1951-1972, Victim of Tragic Trailer Fire

Obituary: Funeral services for Michael Allen Busig, 20, of Plantation Road, who died in a mobile home fire Sunday, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hamilton-Mylan Funeral Home, With the Rev. Victor Cloquet officiating. Burial will follow at St. James Acres. Busig, who was employed by Morris Bush, contractor, was born at Vancouver, July 1, 1951, and had lived in this area all of his life. He is survived by: his mother and father, Kenneth and Marilyn Busig of Vancouver; five brothers, Lawrence, Patrick and Jeffrey Busig of Vancouver, Charles Busig, Renton and Randy Fewins of California; two sisters, Robin White and Mrs. Carol Ann Cain, Vancouver; and two grandmothers, Mrs. Blanche Burris and Mrs. Bertha Busig, Vancouver.

Birth: Jul. 1, 1951
Clark County
Washington, USA
Death: Mar. 12, 1972
Clark County
Washington, USA


News Article (March 13, 1972 Columbian newspaper): Young man killed in morning fire - A 20-year-old man died in a mobile home fire Sunday morning. The victim, Michael Busig, was found in the burned structure in the area of 12100 Plantation Road, north of Salmon Creek and west of Highway 5. Fire Chief Jack Smythe of District 6 said his department was called at 6:46 a.m. Sunday. The mobile home was fully involved when fireman arrived. They put water on the flames, and curbed the fire in a few minutes. Busig's burned body was found in the kitchen area of the mobile home, which is owned by William Cassady of N.E. 87th Avenue. Cause of the blaze has not been determined.

Michael Allen Busig Family Tree

Find A Grave Site for Michael Allen Busig

Left, Michael Busig's dad, seen on the far left, Kenneth Busig, at the scene of the trailer fire. The fire was caused by a defective Magnavox instant on televison set. Sadly, Kenneth Busig was to die in a work related accident two weeks after this picture was taken.


Father: Kenneth Eugene "Kenny" BUSIG b: 25 AUG 1926 in Sterling, Logan County, Colorado
Mother: Marilyn Jean BURRIS b: 11 JUN 1931 in Conway, Walsh County, North Dakota

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