A memorial service was held for longtime Chicago activist Jim Bussen Aug. 10.
DignityUSA Executive Director Marianne Duddy-Burke spoke about his life, and friends told stories about his contributions to Catholic and LGBT activism. Jim's sisters came from out of town to attend the service.
The memorial was held at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Andersonville. Presiders were Rev. Barbara Zeman and Rev. Joseph Lofy, with lay minister Mike Hogan. The Dignity Chicago Choir and Musicians performed, directed by Jill Goldsmith. Guest musicians were Anne Marie Lewis and Jennifer Lowe.
See Bussen's obituary here: http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/PASSAGES-James-A-Bussen-dies/43607.html
Videos below by Tracy Baim
Jim Bussen memorial, Chicago, 8-10-2013, Part 3, Marianne Duddy-Burke speaks
Jim Bussen memorial, Chicago, 8-10-2013, Part 4, Tributes
Jim Bussen memorial, Chicago, 8-10-2013, Part 5, Soprano Anne Marie Lewis