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Joseph Buis

October 2, 1997 — March 13, 2016

Joseph "Joey" Buis
Minonk- Joseph Allen Ray Buis, 18, of Minonk, IL passed away at 5:30p.m. on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL.

Joey was born on October 2, 1997 in Streator, IL a son of John Buis and Amanda Griffin.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Amanda & John Whited of Minonk; father, John Buis of Washburn; four brothers, Ryan Buis; Connor Buis; Layne Whited all of Minonk; Benjamin Buis of Secor; maternal grandparents, Linda Griffin of Minonk; Robert Roney, Sr. of Rutland; paternal grandparent, Jeannie Buis of Washburn; great-granny, Fay Lingle of Minonk; step-grandma, Chris Whited of Princeton; step-great grandparents; John & Kay McMillen; Jesse & Norma Whited of Lacon; special cousins, Jacob and Riley Griffin of Minonk; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Joey leaves behind so many people he has touched and left impressions on through his contagious smile, witty sense of humor, and kind heart.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Gerald Ray Buis, uncles, Robert Roney, Jr. and Kevin Joseph Griffin, and aunt, Lynette Griffin.

Joey worked at the Monical's Pizza in El Paso, Grosenbach Grocery in Minonk, and Petri's Pour House in Minonk.

Joey was a senior at Fieldcrest High School in Minonk class of 2016 and also attended Bloomington Area Career Center for Auto Mechanics.

Through the Gift of Hope Joey has already saved four lives by being an organ donor. He will continue to light up rooms with his smile through others.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Minonk. Pastor Jeff Williams will officiate. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 from 4-8 p.m. at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Minonk and also from 10-11 on Thursday before the services at the funeral home. Cremation will be accorded following the funeral services on Thursday. Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Minonk is handling the arrangements for the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


MAR 16. 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)

Ruestman-Harris - Minonk
775 North Chestnut Street
Minonk, IL 61760

Funeral Service

MAR 17. 11:00 AM (CDT)

Ruestman-Harris - Minonk
775 North Chestnut Street
Minonk, IL 61760

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