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BUUS, Harry F. 1907-1945


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/19/2017 at 14:30:45

Harry (Mac) Buus Dies Suddenly At His Home

Harry (Mac) Buus died very suddenly at his home in Holland about three o'clock Friday afternoon. Death was the result of a heart attack. His father and sister had been to Marshalltown to call on Mrs. Lingelbach at the hospital. Harry was home alone. He had prepared and eaten his dinner and was feeling well. When his father and sister returned shortly after two o'clock, Harry was lying on the davenport and told the folks that he was not feeling well. His father wanted to call a doctor, but Harry told him he wasn't sick enough for that. Within a few minutes thereafter he died without uttering a sound. He was 37 years old.

When Harry was examined for military service he was rejected because of high blood pressure. His condition was not regarded as serious and shortly after his rejection for the armed service he went to Alaska where he was employed on a government project for six months. After completing his mission, he returned home and engaged in trucking. He had made a study of our state and federal income tax laws and for a few months in the year he was occupied with making out tax returns for farmers and others from this community. He was engaged in this work up to the time of his death.

Served as Mayor Two Terms
Harry Buus served as mayor of Holland for a period of two terms after which he refused to stand for re-election. He also served as town marshal for about ten years. He was employed as assistant in the grain elevator at Holland for five years under Jerry Peters' ownership and for about a year after Max Belz took over that business. He did well any duty assigned to him and was wholly trustworthy. His hobby was fishing and hunting.

Was Born at Wellsburg
Harry Buus was a son of Mr. and Mrs. William Buus. He was born in Wellsburg, October 12th, 1907. When he was about two years old his folks moved to a farm a short distance southwest of Holland. They moved to Holland 15 years ago where they have since resided. Harry attended school at Holland. His mother died a year ago.

Surviving members of his family are his father, two brothers and one sister. The brothers are Bernard of Grundy Center and Rev. Oliver Buus, pastor of the Christian Reformed church at Austinville. The sister, Beulah, lives at home.

Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday afternoon and later at the Christian Reformed church at Holland. The local pastor, Rev. Paul Holtrop, conducted the service. Burial was in the family lot in the Holland cemetery.

Relatives from a distance who were here at the funeral were H. B. Buss, Lennox, So. Dak.; Ben Smit, Madison, So. Dak.; Henry Smit, Sioux Falls; Mrs. Kate Kettwig, Sioux Falls; and Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Frerichs of Osage.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 8 February 1945, pg 9


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