Aug. 11, 1930-Aug. 26, 2012
MINNEOTA - Mass of Christian Burial for Harold Buysse, 82, of Minneota will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Edward's Catholic Church in Minneota. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at Rehkamp & Horvath Funeral home in Minneota, with a parish prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue from 9-10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow the services at St. Edward Catholic Cemetery in Minneota. Military honors will be provided by U.S. American Legion Post 199 and VFW Post 5334.
Harold died suddenly Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, at Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center in Marshall.
Harold Jules Buysse was born Aug. 11, 1930, in Minneota, to Charles and Mary (Bot) Buysse. Harold grew up and farmed in rural Minneota all of his life. He attended school at St. Eloi in Ghent. Harold bravely served our country during the Korean War in the United States Army as a chef in food service from Feb. 16, 1952 to Feb. 15, 1954. He was united to MaryAnn Laleman on Feb. 16, 1955 and had a blessed 57 years together. In the fall of 1986 they moved into town and enjoyed their retirement years. Harold was very talented in woodworking, creating fret work, picture frames and furniture for his family to enjoy. He spent many hours out in his garden producing produce to share with his neighbors and family. He enjoyed dancing and going out with friends and family bowling and playing rolle bolle. He was a faithful member of the Knights of Columbus. He also was a past legion Commander for the Minneota American Legion.
Harold's greatest joy was his family, whom he would always find time to help. He taught them to always work hard, be honest, and value the time we have with family and friends.
He will be greatly missed by his wife of 57 years, MaryAnn; his children, JoAnn (Bruce) Skogrand of Glenwood, Carol (Verle) Myers of Nora Springs, Iowa, Mark Buysse of Minneota, Mike (Arlene) Buysse of Minneota, Greg Buysse of Maple Grove, Dan (Jill) Buysse of Farmington, Karen (David) Verschelde of North Mankato; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Clarence, Ed, Don; and many other friends and relatives.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Bernard and Emil; and sister, Agnes.