Age 80 Dr. Krishna Aloysius Birusingh, a dedicated physician, husband, father and grandfather, passed away on February 20th, 2016. He was 80 years old. Dr. Birusingh was the beloved husband of 50 years to Patricia (Schultz) Birusingh.
Born on June 21, 1935 in Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies, Krishna was the son of the late Charles and Viola Birusingh. He grew up in Trinidad and Tobago, where he spent his young adult life working as a teacher and then on offshore oil rigs. He moved to Lincoln, Nebraska in 1958 to attend medical school. He arrived in the United States with one suitcase and a mission to do what he was most passionate about, becoming a doctor and taking care of people. Krishna received his undergraduate and M.D. from the University of Nebraska. He completed his medical internship at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Lincoln, NE. He spent his residency in Yankton, SD under the tutelage of world-renowned surgeon, Dr. Chester McVay. Krishna continued his residency at Creighton University, where he trained with his late brother-in-law, Dr. Richard D. Schultz, a cardiovascular surgeon. Krishna then practiced medicine as a general surgeon in Council Bluffs for 35 years until he retired in 2006.
Krishna is survived by his wife Patricia and his seven children, Kurtis Birusingh (Glenn Williamson), Karl Birusingh, Kamla Birusingh, Karen Tellegen (Mark Tellegen), Kamini Hanson (Steve Hanson), Kevin Birusingh (Linsey Birusingh), Kumari Durick (Dan Durick); and his 12 grandchildren, Mira, Laney, Eve, Kumari, Truman, Ford, Siri, Aria, Holden, Wyatt, Silas, and Hattie Mae, his sister Joyce Maharaj and brother Vishnu Birusingh, who reside in Trinidad and Tobago, also survive him. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his infant grandchild Killian and his brother Andrew Birusingh.
Krishna devoted his life to helping others and caring for his family. Many will remember him as a physician of the best caliber and for the warm, bedside manner, which touched countless patients. Krishna's passion outside of medicine included fishing, traveling, viticulture and working on his farm. His greatest prides were his children and grandchildren. He and his entire family were fortunate enough to celebrate his 80th birthday and his 50 years of marriage to Patricia this summer in Alaska, on the fishing trip of a lifetime.
Dr. Krishna Birusingh was beloved by so many and will be deeply missed. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL will be at 10:30 am on Friday, February 26, 2016, at Holy Family Catholic Church, with Rev. Paul Monahan, officiating. A Luncheon will immediately follow the service at the Holy Family Church Social Hall. Private family interment. In lieu of flowers or memorial donations, the family requests that you honor and remember Krishna by caring for others and telling the ones close to you how much you love them.
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