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Jack Lyle Buschbom
(October 6, 1927 - July 15, 2011)

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Jack Lyle Buschbom, 83, Green Forest, AR, died Friday, July 15, 2011 in Pierre, SD. Services will be held in Pierre on a later date. The Arkansas services will begin at 5-7:00pm, Friday July 22 at the Smith Family Funeral Home in Green Forest, AR. Funeral services willbe held at 11:00am, Saturday, July 23 at the United Methodist Church in Green Forest, AR, followed by burial at Yocum Cemetery in Green Forest, AR

Jack Buschbom was born on October 6, 1927 to Wilbur “Bill” and Keitha (Brue) Buschbom, in Jefferson Township, Marshall County, IA. He grew up in the Topeka/Wichita Kansas area. In Atlanta, GA, he married Marena Wiest, to this union, three daughters were born: Melissa, Jaci and Dawn. In 1968, he married Lorraine Fromson, they had a son, Jeffrey. In 1986, he married Juliet Pepito in the Philippines.

He lived in other cities such as Centerville, IA and Cassville and Prairie du Chien, WI. In 1961, he built the Wrangler Motel in Mobridge, SD. In Green Forest, AR, he owned and operated the North Arkansas Livestock Auction. He was a professional cowboy. He was a member of the Cowboy Turtle Association and the Rodeo Cowboy Association (RCA). He was a world champion bareback bronc rider in 1949, 1959 and 1960. He also worked on various Thoroughbred race tracks.

When Jack retired, he enjoyed fishing, playing BINGO and especially spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in Arkansas, South Dakota and Nevada.

Jack is survived by his wife, Juliet; daughters: Melissa Buschbom, Jaci (Fran) Keller and Dawn (Jimmy) Bishop; son, Jeffrey; grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Troy (Lena) Buschbom and their daughter Marena of Pierre, Mandy (Cory) VanEngen and their children: Carter, Malory and Melanie of Rogers, MN, Chris Lenahan of Portland, OR, Craig Lenahan and children: Danny, Brooke and Alex of Las Vegas, NV, Travis (Keri) Bishop and their children: Kaitlyn and Trenton, and Weston (Casie) Bishop and their children: Bristol and Brinley.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur and Keitha; brother, Billy; and sister, Beverly Hurleman.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Justin Cowboy Crisis fund ( , the Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center ( or to your local community food bank.


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