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Janet Buseman

March 24, 1935 - Jan. 1, 2012

Former Twain Harte resident Janet Buseman died Sunday at Kaiser Hospital in Sacramento. She was 76.

Born in Los Angeles to Ethel and Bjarne Byberg, she was a homemaker for 56 years.

She was a member of the Cornerstone Community Church in Manteca, Christian Heights Assembly of God in Sonora and Tuolumne County Chamber of Commerce.

She volunteered for voter registration, was a teacher's aide and enjoyed gardening.

She lived in Twain Harte for 22 years before moving to Manteca in 2009.

Mrs. Buseman is survived by her husband, Heinz Buseman, of Manteca; children, Richard Buseman and Joni Boles, both of San Jose; grandchildren, Leanna, Lynette and Eric Buseman, and Danielle and Krysta Boles, all of San Jose; and sister, Sonja Miller, of Gig Harbor, Wash.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Gary Buseman.

A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at the Cornerstone Community Church in Manteca.

Donations can be made to the Cornerstone Community Church Landscaping Fund, 17900 Comconex Road, Manteca, CA 95336.

Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Viola 'Vi' Johnson

Feb. 7, 1915 - Jan. 1, 2012

Sonora resident Viola "Vi" Johnson died Sunday at Avalon Care Center. She was 96.

Born in Minneapolis, Minn., to Hilmer Bennett Hagen and Clara Amundson Hagen, she grew up in St. Paul, Minn., where the family attended the East Immanuel Lutheran Church.

She was a homemaker until 1945, when she began working for the Kaiser Shipyards in Richmond. She later went on to work for the Southern Pacific Railroad in San Francisco, the City of Davis and in the Montgomery Ward accounting department in Walnut Creek, before retiring in 1980.

In 1993, she moved to Murphys Diggins where she purchased a home. While there she became a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Murphys and participated in activities at the senior center in Angels Camp.

In 2000, she moved Casa Viejos Assisted Living in Jamestown before moving to Sonora in 2010.

She enjoyed reading books, working crossword puzzles, playing scrabble and bingo.

Mrs. Johnson is survived by her children, the Rev. Russell Carter Blaisdell, of Black Mountain, N.C., Marijean Blaisdell Davis and husband Darrol, of Arnold, and Lynne Flores Pasaol, of Belen, N.M.; grandchildren and their spouses, David and Wei Blaisdell, of Maryland, Valerie Blaisdell Presdee and Garry Presdee, of Dubai, Sarah Blaisdell Dittmer and Scott Dittmer, of Oklahoma, John Blaisdell, of Arkansas, Cheryl Davis Fenton, of Woodland, Russell and Judy Davis, of Rodeo, Jeannette Davis, of Florida, Loretta Pasaol, of Pittsburg, and William Pasaol, of New Mexico; 15 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Russell Lloyd Blaisdell; second husband, Maurice William Flores; third husband, Joseph Bernard Johnson; and siblings, Clifford Hagen, Lenore Hagen Holcomb, and Dale Hagen.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Faith Lutheran Church in Murphys.

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Vera A. Hacker

Dec. 30, 1920 - Dec. 30, 2011

Longtime Douglas Flat resident Vera A. Hacker died Friday at Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton, San Luis Obispo County. She was 91.

Born in Altaville to Frank and Mary Volf, she was one of 11 children.

She attended Washington Flat Grammar School and graduated from Bret Harte High School.

She married Albert Hacker on Dec. 11, 1939.

She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking and helping others.

Mrs. Hacker is survived by her children and their spouses, Anna and Paul Hohman, of Paso Robles, Leonard and Sue Hacker, of Olympia, Wash., and Roseanna and Frank Tonetti, of Murphys; grandchildren, Ellen and Tony Grijalva, of Paso Robles, Dennis Hohman, of Aurora, Marie and Dave Hicks, of Iowa City, Iowa, Brian and Stephanie Hacker, of Olympia, Wash., Andrew and Heidi Tonetti, of Murphys, Roseanna and Kurt Shakal, of Bear Valley, and Angela and Brad McFall, of Mammoth Lakes; sister, Betty Tarbat, of Angels Camp; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Albert Hacker.

No service is scheduled.

Donations can be made to the Calaveras County Resource Center Food Bank, P.O. Box 919, San Andreas, CA 95249.

The Kuehl-Nicolay Funeral Chapel in Paso Robles is handling arrangements.