Obituary: Wayne “Buzz” E. Pillsbury, age 89

by Jim Dittmann
0 comment

Wayne “Buzz” E. Pillsbury, age 89 of Fox Lake, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 4, 2018 at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam.

Wayne was born on December 20, 1928 at home in the town of Trenton, the son of Lester and Lydia (Haslow) Pillsbury. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. On December 15, 1954, he was united in marriage to Shirley Schultz at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Fox Lake, where he was a longtime member. Buzz took great pride in working at Pepsi Cola for 46 years, working his way up to being plant manager. He was a member of Fox Lake American Legion Post 521 and the Fox Lake Fire Department. His hobbies included deer, pheasant and duck hunting, traveling around Wisconsin and watching the Green Bay Packers. Buzz enjoyed his daily routine of socializing and having cocktails with friends at local establishments in Fox Lake.

Wayne is survived by his 3 children, Penny Buchda, Gay Slosser and Lynn (Shelly) Pillsbury, all of Beaver Dam; 5 grandchildren, Nicholas Kiesow, DJ Slosser, Tabitha Schraufnagel, Keiandra Pillsbury and Aleiah Pillsbury; 4 great-grandchildren, Cuyler Kotek, Kasen, Landry and Sabryn Kiesow; brother, Don “Speed” (Sharon) Pillsbury of Fox Lake; sister, Shirley Parks of Fox Lake; sister-in-law, Eleanor Pillsbury of Waupun; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Shirley; son, Lee; brother, Willard and other relatives.

Visitation for Buzz will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 135 Keller Blvd., Beaver Dam from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Visitation will also be held on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 110 Edgelawn Drive, Fox Lake from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Burial will take place at Riverside Memorial Park with graveside military honors.

The family extends a special thanks to Hillside Manor (Hillcrest Hall) staff for all the loving and special care they gave our father.

Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services in Beaver Dam is honored to be serving the family. You may send private online condolences or sign the family’s guest book at

Leave a Comment