Juanita Reyes Bushert

May 18, 1949 - July 19, 2019

Juanita Reyes Bushert


Juanita Reyes Bushert, 70, of Cross Plains, WI, passed away after a long illness on July 19, 2019 at Agrace Hospice and Palliative Care in Fitchburg, WI. She was born on May 18, 1949 to Lorenzo M. Reyes, Sr. and Neftali (Cervantes) Reyes in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. She was a 1969 graduate of Harvard High School, later moving to Richland Center, WI. While working briefly as a nurse’s aide, she met and married her loving husband of 46 years, James Bushert, on April 27, 1974 in Hartland, Illinois. Juanita’s successful businesses didn’t stop her from enjoying God’s creation. She hiked, gardened and delighted in baby animals. She was a member of the Abundant Grace Church as a certified pastor (Deaconess). The family cherishes memories of visiting and catching up while she trimmed, cut or styled hair using beautician skills acquired in her youth.

Juanita will be greatly missed by her husband, Jim; her brothers and sisters, Arturo Reyes, Lorenzo Reyes Jr., Ruben (Melodie) Reyes, Edmundo (Ellen) Reyes, Adan (Gloria) Reyes, Noe Reyes, Gerardo Reyes, William (Melissa) Reyes, Eduardo (Nanette) Reyes, Neftali C. (Steve) Seagraves, Sandra (John) Stevens and Isidora (Carl) Spotz; 34 nieces & nephews: 48 great nieces and nephews & 20 great-great nieces & nephews; other survivors include many family and friends in California, Ohio, Washington, Iowa, Mexico, Illinois, and Wisconsin.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

The family is in deep gratitude for the caregivers at Agrace Hospice.

 A funeral ceremony will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Juanita’s name can be made to Agrace Hospice, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI, 53711 or online at To light a candle or write a condolence, please visit

Service Schedule

Thursday, July 25, 2019
11:00 am

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008


A funeral ceremony will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services.

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Thinking of you right now, and those funny times while visiting you, Jim, the two (2) Doberman dogs, and Joey in the bucket taking a bath. ha!

Ed Reyes 2020-01-27T15:08:27

Sending Love. Prayers.
Your Sweet Juanita. Has been in our prayers
Praying God’s Comfort.Peace. for each one.
Sending Love to All.
Don and Pat

Don &Pat Polfliet 2019-07-25T08:37:42

Dear Jim and Reyes family, I was given the tremendous privilege to be able to stand beside Juanita these last 14 months. A privilege because she was one of the sweetest, most self sacrificial, caring, grateful, and loving people I have ever known. I miss her very much, but know that she “was granted a most abundant entrance into the everlasting kingdom of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!” She was a light for Jesus every where she went. May God grant you comfort and peace. Juanita, I will always love you

Diane Dimmel 2019-07-24T22:42:38

I am lost for words but overjoyed Juanita is at peace. I truly thank her for all she has done for me and my family. She taught me so much and her passion for God was ever so evident. What a remarkable person and so full of joy. I will truly miss my friend and her beautiful smile. To her husband Jim and siblings I meet, thank you for sharing your stories and for letting me be a part of her life.

I love you Juanaita – Always a friend, Maria

Maria Stone 2019-07-24T20:13:48

“Death may be the greatest of all human blessings” Socrates Oh, My Dear Juanita, your suffering ends and peace comes to you finally. I so hope this quote is true for you because you had such strong belief in the ever after. I am so glad to have known such a strong and determined woman and to have shared in so many adventures and endeavors with you. We had some good times and laughs, didn’t we! One of the last was the ride you gave me in your 4 wheeler on your land summer before last. And now we mourn for you, your family and Jim. We all will miss you, but him terribly because he was your constant companion for 46 years. We are relieved however your pain and suffering has ended. Why do such good and faithful people suffer so in the end? To test their strength? If there is a test you have passed it with the faith and certainty of life beyond this one and are now in the arms of the Lord you devoted your life to and loved. Peace & Love to you my lovely sister in law and to all who knew and loved you.

Susan Bushert Christiansen 2019-07-23T22:23:23

Lo sentimos mucho. Nosotros estamos unidos con ustedes en su dolor. Rogando a Dios por el eterno descanso de nuestra querida Juanita y por el consuelo, paz y resignación para su familia. En el nombre de Jesucristo.
Sí les podemos ayudar de cualquier forma, por favor nos avisan.
Eva, Agripino, Angel Edgardo, Miroslava, Jaime Federico, Karel Danyra, Damián Medina y Liani Medina
Amén <3

Santana-Martinez family 2019-07-23T13:16:18

A Homegoing is a celebration and praise for a life that made our world a better place. Your loved one was a very special person who will always be remembered with warmth and affection. We will miss Juanita very much. We know we will see her again. So sorry we are unable to join you on Thursday to celebrate her life.

Luci and Carl Cramer 2019-07-23T11:51:35

Juanita, my loving sister, l will miss so much, l met you when you were born into this earth 70 years ago. …we had so many sad and happy times together as sisters growing up. …thank you for helping the family in times in need with your hard work and generosity of smiles and kindness. l always keep you in my mind and heart. were called home to be surrounded now with peace. …no more suffering. …l love you very much for ever and ever. …your loving smile l will never forget.

neftali seagraves 2019-07-21T19:30:14

So glad I was able to put a smile on your face last week as we reminisced our 40 year friendship. You have been a good friend, a great wife to Jim and devoted to our creator.
Many memories I have, visiting you and Jim as far back as Richland Center.
You will be missed by so many with fond memories of your caring heart.

Marc-Edward Canny 2019-07-21T11:05:51

Rest in peace Aunt Juanita. Many many , many great and fun memories you left with me.

Joey Nolan jr. 2019-07-20T18:21:32

Grateful for the blessing of having Juanita as a big sister. Thanks Jim for being a part of the happiness she brought to us all.

Ed Reyes 2019-07-20T15:52:06

To Jim and family: My father Roger Walter and I are sorry for your loss. Juanita was a wonderfully nice lady with a kind heart. She was a wonderful Christian wife, sister, and friend. She was a servant to the Lord and many others. My /our mom/wife Doris passed away last June of lung cancer. We know that Doris and Juanita are happily in the Arms of Jesus. We can take comfort in this. May Jesus place His Everlasting Arms of Grace and love around you and comfort you during this difficult time and always. Sincerely, Roger Walter and Charity Mittag

Charity Mittag 2019-07-20T11:05:12

My deepest sympathy to the family and Jim, she will be missed. We have God’s promised, a new life with him. God’s Blessings to all the Reyes family and to you Jim . Jesus Christ said, he goes to prepare a place for her in his father’s house.

Elva Vergara 2019-07-20T07:20:38


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