Mary A. Buus

July 6, 1923 ~ September 3, 2020 (age 97)


MARY A. BUUS, age 97, of Luverne, died Thursday, September 3, 2020, at the Parkview Manor Nursing Home, in Ellsworth. She was born July 6, 1923, in rural Adrian, to John and Grace (Van Beest) Boltjes.

Mary married Ray Buus on January 6, 1943, at the First Presbyterian Church in Ellsworth. They farmed in the nobles county area most of their married lives. Mary did all the household chores plus helped Ray with the farm chores when she could. They moved to Lismore after retiring from the farm and Mary worked at the Lismore Bar. She moved to the Centennial Apartments in Luverne and just recently to Parkview Manor in Ellsworth.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Luverne. She enjoyed playing cards, cooking, baking pies, square dancing, and collecting salt and pepper shakers.

Mary is survived by her two children, Judy (Bill) Miller, Luverne; and Rayola Bryan; three grandchildren, Vikki (Bruce) Johnson, Daniel (Cathy) Bryan and David (Brooke) Bryan; six great-grandchildren; brother, John (Essie) Boltjes, Worthington; sister, Frances (Jerome) Erpelding, Adrian; brother-in-law, Alvin Burning, Luverne; sister-in-law, Marian Boltjes, Ellsworth.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ray on November 28, 1985; two granddaughters, Nicole Miller in 1972; and Julie Westberg in 1998; five brothers, Bill, Herman, Harm, Art, and Hank Boltjes; six sisters, Jerina Bartholomous, Hattie Haken, Grace Schroeder, Minnie Henrichs, Gertrude Berning and Georgia Tiesler.

  Visitation will be Monday September 7, 2020 from 5-7 pm at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne. A graveside service will be 10am Tuesday at Adrian Cemetery in Adrian, officiated by Rev. Jason Cunningham.

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September 7, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Dingmann Funeral Home (Luverne)
300 N. Kniss Ave.
Luverne, Minnesota 56156

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