Busche, F. Enzio

Friedrich Enzio Busche (born 5 April 1930) was the first resident of Germany called as a General Authority. Busche’s family left Dortmund after the beginning of the Second World War. Near the end of the war Busche was drafted into the German Army at age fifteen during the Nazi regime’s desperate final push. After the war, Busche returned to Dortmund and completed high school, then studied at universities in Bonn and Freiberg. He took over a printing business from his father. Under his direction, the company grew to become one of the larger printing houses in Germany. It was also one of the few companies in Germany at that time that used a participatory style of leadership.

Busche married Jutta Baum in 1955. Busche and Jutta joined the LDS Church in 1958. He served in many local positions in the church, eventually serving as a counselor in the Central German Mission Presidency. Busche was serving as a church regional representative to the German regions in 1973 and spoke at the continental Europe Area conference held in Münich that year. Elder Busche was called as a member of the LDS Church’s First Quorum of the Seventy on 1 October 1977. He served in this position until 7 October 2000, when he was given emeritus status.

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