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Tena Buss -- Chatfield

CHATFIELD -- The funeral for Tena Buss will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church in Chatfield, with the Rev. Jack Smith officiating. Burial will be in Chatfield Cemetery.

Mrs. Buss, 84, formerly of Chatfield, a former Saint Marys Hospital employee, died Wednesday (March 31, 2004) at Whitewater Healthcare Center in St. Charles, where she had lived since May 17, 2001.

Tena Tuin was born Jan. 21, 1920, in Sibley, Iowa. On Jan. 20, 1938, she married George Buss Sr. in Sioux Falls, S.D. They lived in Adrian, Minn., until 1955 and then in Dover until moving to Chatfield in 1969. Mrs. Buss worked in environmental services at Saint Marys Hospital. Her husband died Oct. 25, 1987.

Survivors include five sons, Dallas (Rita) of Rockford, Ill., George (Jeanne) of Elba, Lonnie of Atlanta, and Lyle (Deb) and Darwin (Carol), both of Chatfield; seven daughters, Sharon (Lee) Hammel and Marilyn (Gary) Brockway, both of Eyota, Sharilyn (Ron) Solberg of Denver, Star (Lee) Kester of Chatfield, Donnel (Dave) Johnson of Buffalo City, Wis., Kathy (Randy) Overend of Rochester and Kay Twedt of Stewartville; 40 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Hermina Leysen of Slayton, Minn. She was preceded in death by two sons, a grandson, three brothers and three sisters.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield and an hour before the service Saturday at the church.

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