Musician's Ashes Buried In Clarinet

Roger Busdicker went out on a high note.

When the Minnesota man died last week at the age of 88, his daughters thought it fitting to have his cremated remains buried in one of his clarinets.

One of his daughters says Busdicker could play the saxophone and other instruments, but he had played the clarinet for more than 50 years. He was such a fan of the clarinet that he played Benny Goodman tapes in his car.

Busdicker toured with the Hal Leonard Orchestra in the 1930s and '40s before becoming a music teacher in Winona schools. He later co-founded and ran a sheet-music publishing company until retiring in 1985.

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