Bernadette Marie âBernieâ Buysse was born on Friday, February 15, 1952 in Marshall, Minnesota to Wilfred and Lucy (Bulcke) Buysse. She lived on the farm north of Minneota with her parents and siblings under her motherâs care until she was 60 years old.
She attended the Willing Hands Workshop in Ghent. She worked for many years at the Marshall Lyon County DAC, now called Advance Opportunities. Bernie loved spending time with her family, playing cards and Yahtzee, and watching her nightly Wheel of Fortune. From watching cars go by on the street to announcing visitors coming up the driveway on the farm, Bernie always made sure she knew what was going on. She helped with household chores and particularly enjoyed supervising others. Bernie enjoyed life and was a gift to all who knew her.
Bernie moved into a HSI home in Marshall in 2012. She resided there under the watchful eye of her excellent caregivers until her death on Thursday, December 17, 2015. She enjoyed the friendship of the residents and staff. Bernie and her family greatly appreciated the expert care, sincere concern and professional attention she received from the HSI staff.
Bernie is survived by her brothers and sisters â Virgil (Denise) Buysse of Taunton, Vincent (Jean) Buysse of Hastings, Vernon (Pam) Buysse of Minneota, Bernadine Migis of Burkburnett, Texas, Beverly (Kevin) Passe of Redwood Falls, and Victor (Kristi) Buysse of Franklin, nephews and nieces â Eric Buysse, Brent Buysse, Andy Buysse, Stephanie Beck, Scott Buysse, Curt Buysse, Nick Buysse, Melissa Friedrichs, Tim Buysse, Jenny Lundblad, Jessie Quinn, Abi Passe, Julianna Passe, Josiah Passe, Nathaniel Passe, Benjamin Buysse, Cassie Carrascosa, Angel Buysse, Joshua Buysse, and Ariana Buysse. She is also survived by 26 great-nephews and great-nieces and 1 great great-nephew, 1 great great-niece and many friends.
Bernie is preceded in death by her parents Wilfred and Lucy Buysse, and a brother-in-law Philip Migis.
Memorials are preferred to Prairie Home Hospice, Advance Opportunities or another charity of your choice.
âAERODYNAMICALLY, THE BUMBLE BEE SHOULDNâT
BE ABLE TO FLY, BUT THE BUMBLE BEE DOESNâT
KNOW IT SO IT GOES ON FLYING ANYWAYâ Mary Ann Ash
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