Gladys Buss

Gladys Lucille Buss, 95, Lismore, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage.

A funeral service was Tuesday, Jan. 2, at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Adrian. Burial was in the Adrian Cemetery.

Gladys Stuckenbroker was born Dec. 2, 1922, to John and Elizabeth (Peters) Stuckenbroker on a farm north of Hardwick. She attended country school in rural Rock County.

Gladys married Jake Buss on June 27, 1943, in Ellsworth. The couple moved to a farm west of Adrian from 1944 to 1946. In 1946 they moved to the farm southwest of Lismore. Jake died on March 19, 2010. Gladys moved off the farm on Dec. 6 of this year.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Lismore and the Presbyterian Women. She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, listening to old time music and dancing.

Gladys is survived by four children, Betty Jean Kafka, Sarasota, Florida, Darlene (Gerald) Thaden, Marvin, South Dakota, Jake Buss Jr., rural Lismore, and Burdell Buss, St. Paul; five grandchildren, Anita Slagle, Ardell (Cathy) Kafka, Jane (Steve) Lawson, Rodney (Rebecca) Thaden and Aurora (Jody) Heard; and seven great-grandchildren, Anthony Kafka, Natalie Thaden, Leroy Thaden, Prairie Lawson, Kerrie Lawson, Ella Heard and Luke Heard; a brother, Harry (Doris) Stuckenbroker, Pipestone; two brothers-in-law, Donald Schmuck, Ellsworth, and Dale Hawes, Luverne; and a sister-in-law, Helen Stuckenbroker, Hardwick.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jake; a son, Stanley Buss; a son-in-law, James Kafka; three sisters, Arlene Sievert, Viola Schmuck and Judy Hawes; two brothers, Alvin and Johnny Stuckenbroker; and an infant sister, Helen.  

Arrangements were provided by Dingmann Funeral Home of Adrian, dingmannandsons.com.

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