Mary A. Buus, 97, Luverne, died Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, at the Parkview Manor Nursing Home in Ellsworth.
A graveside service was Tuesday, Sept. 8, at Adrian Cemetery in Adrian.
Mary Boltjes was born on July 6, 1923, to John and Grace (Van Beest) Boltjes in rural Adrian.
Mary married Ray Buus on Jan. 6, 1943, at the First Presbyterian Church in Ellsworth. They farmed in the Nobles County area most of their married lives. Mary was a housewife and mother and helped Ray with farm chores when she could. The couple 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.
Mary 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.
She 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; a brother, John (Essie) Boltjes, Worthington; a sister, Frances (Jerome) Erpelding, Adrian; a brother-in-law, Alvin Burning, Luverne; and a sister-in-law, Marian Boltjes, Ellsworth.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ray, on Nov. 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.
Arrangements were provided by Dingmann Funeral Home of Luverne, dingmannandsons.com.