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BUUS, Mathilda 1883-1944


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/19/2017 at 13:54:14

Mrs. W. B. Buus Dies Friday In Hospital

Mrs. W. B. Buus died Friday evening in a Waterloo hospital. She was taken sick with influenza on the 24th of last month. Five days later she was taken to St. Francis hospital in Waterloo for care and treatment. Mrs. Buus had been afflicted with diabetes during the past nine years. She also had a heart leakage. These afflictions became aggravated by an attack of the flu and nothing that care and medical skill could do could prolong her life.

Funeral services were held at the home at one o'clock Tuesday and later at the Christian Reformed church. Rev. Paul Holtrop, local pastor, conducted the services. Burial was in the Holland cemetery.

Casket bearers were C. B. Sonnenberg, Benjamin Heronimus Jr., Albert Algood, Alvin Meyer, Sam Heronimus and Jerry Peters.

Was Born at Wellsburg
Mrs. Buus was born at Wellsburg on May 29, 1893[sic], and she would have been 61 years old had she lived until her next birthday. Her maiden name was Mathilda Frerichs. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harmanus Frerichs, among the early residents of Grundy county. Mrs. Buus grew up in Wellsburg. She was married there on Dec. 20, 1904, to William B. Buus. The couple resided in Wellsburg during the first five years following their marriage. After that they moved on a farm in Colfax township where they lived 19 years. Fourteen years ago they came to Holland which has since been their home. Mrs. Buus aside from her home duties was active in church work and was one of the charter members of the Christian Reformed church at Holland. Her death is a loss that is not only felt deeply by her family but by the entire community who were her friends.

Surviving are the husband, three sons and one daughter. The sons are Bernard, Harry and Oliver. The only daughter, Beulah, is a teacher in the Pocahontas schools. Bernard lives in Grundy Center, Harry is at home, and Oliver is pastor of the Christian Reformed church at Austinville. One daughter died in infancy. Other surviving relatives are one brother Will from Cedar Falls and five sisters. The sisters are Mrs. E. A. Lingelbach, Holland, Mrs. M. H. Tjaden, Tyler, Texas, Mrs. John Boven, Mrs. John Dirks and Miss Susie Frerichs, Bristow. One sister, Sophie (Mrs. Jurgen Stahl) died in 1902.

Relatives from a distance who were here for the funeral services were Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Tjaden from Tyler, Texas, Mrs. J. C. Ketwig, Lennox, S.D., and Henry Smith, Sioux Falls.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 10 February 1944, pg 9


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