March 10, 1924-March 3, 2013
MINNEOTA - Mass of Christian Burial for Lucy (Bulcke) Buysse will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Rehkamp & Horvath Funeral Home in Minneota. A prayer service will be at 7 p.m. followed by a rosary. Visitation will continue from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday at Rehkamp & Horvath Funeral Home in Minneota. Burial will be at St. Edward Catholic Cemetery.
She died March 3, 2013, at the Sanford Canby Medical Center in Canby.
Lucy Buysse was born March 10, 1924, in Grandview Township to Andrew and Hubertina (Schoenmakers) Bulcke. On Sept. 21, 1948, Lucy was united in marriage to Wilfred Buysse at St. Clotilde Catholic Church in Green Valley. Together, the couple homesteaded the farm on which they would raise their family of seven children. Lucy enjoyed the farm life; especially, raising chickens, tending the vegetable garden and filling her yard full of trees. She spent many hours playing cards, baking bread and visiting with family and friends. But most importantly, she enjoyed developing full and rich relationships with her 20 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Grandma Lucy's fun-loving spirit was a joy to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; who remember Grandma playing many games with them, especially Annie-Annie Over. She was a dedicated member of St. Edward Catholic Church and a member of the Joan of Arc Society. For a number of years, she worked as a housekeeper for REM. Lucy enjoyed living independently on the farm, until her death March 3, 2013 at the Sanford Canby Medical Center in Canby.
Lucy will be missed by her children, Virgil (and Denise) Buysse of Taunton, Bernadette Buysse of Marshall, Vincent (and Jean) Buysse of Hastings, Vernon (and Pam) Buysse of Minneota, Bernadine Migis of Burkburnett, Texas, Beverly (and Kevin) Passe of Redwood Falls, Victor (and Kristi) Buysse of Fairfax; 20 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; sister, Leona (and Edmon) Doom of Marshall; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents; step-mother; husband, Wilfred; son-in-law, Philip Migis; sister, Marie (and Oscar) Doom; nieces, Teresa Schmitt and Marlene Abels.
In memory of Lucy, the family prefers memorials to be directed to either Advanced Opportunities or the Association of Retarded Citizens Southwestern MN Chapter.
Rehkamp & Horvath