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Vanessa Busse, 34

Vanessa Busse, age 34, of Woodstock, passed away July 13, 2021, with her family by her side.

She was born on Sept. 17, 1986, in Libertyville, the daughter of Allan and Shirley (Kusch) Busse. She married Andrew Rank June 9, 2017.

Vanessa enjoyed many sports throughout her life, and she was proud to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award. She enjoyed watching the Cubs and playing on both a volleyball league and many soccer games. She enjoyed being around animals and loved all of her fur babies.

Vanessa is survived by her husband, Andrew; mother, Shirley Busse; her sisters, Melissa (Brian) Haske, Adrienne Busse-Kus, and Jeanette (Danny) Hodgkinson; niece, Hannah; nephews, Brian, Gavin, and Bryson; mother-in-law, Sabrina Boone (Steve); her father-in-law, Scott Rank; her husband’s grandmother, Carol Rank; and former husband, David Eberhart.

She was preceded in death by her father, Allan Busse.

A memorial visitation will be held Saturday, July 24, 2021, from noon until the service at 3 p.m. at Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home 1211 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock, IL 60098.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Helping Paws, 2500 Harding Ln Woodstock IL 60098 or Hooved Animal Humane Society 10804 McConnell Road, Woodstock, IL 60098.

For more information, call the Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home at 815-338-1710 or visit the website at

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