BUSS, Lena 1860-1948
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/5/2017 at 20:46:18
Mrs. Dick Buss Dies Last Friday After Stroke
Mrs. Dick Buss, a longtime resident of Grundy county, died Friday night at her home in Pleasant Valley township four miles south of Parkersburg, following a stroke a few days before from which she was unable to recover. Mrs. Buss was 87 years old and she was the mother of 10 children.
Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday afternoon and later at the Pleasant Valley Reformed church. Burial was in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Resided in Grundy County 61 Years
Mrs. Buss was born in Germany September 27, 1860. She came to America at the age of 19. In 1887 she was married to Dick Buss. The couple lived for a year at Forreston, Ill. After that they came to Grundy county and moved on a farm near Fern. The husband died in 1910.
Surviving members of her family are: Mrs. Menno VanHauen, Parkersburg; Mrs. William Harms, Wellsburg; Mrs. Jennie Neeman, Parkersburg; Mrs. Ed Rewerts, Cedar Falls; Mrs. Fred Rewerts, Shell Rock; Mrs. Manne Mennen, Allison; John Buss, Spring Valley, Minn,; Dick, Hampton, and Joe and Claus, Parkersburg; 54 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Klaas Boker, Forreston and Tony Boker, Alexandria, Minn.; one sister, Mrs. R. J. Buss, Amherst, So. Dak. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and two brothers.
Weep not that her toils are over,
Weep not that her race is run,
God grant we may rest as calmly
when our work, like her's, is done.
'Til then we yield with gladness,
Our mother to Him to keep,
And rejoice in sweet assurance,
"He giveth His loved one sleep."
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 22 April 1948, pg 13
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