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Edward Buysse

March 27, 1934-Nov. 8, 2019

GHENT — Edward “Ed” Bernard Buysse was born to Charles and Mary (Bot) Buysse on March 27, 1934, on the family farm in Westerheim Township. He attended country school before graduating from Minneota High School in 1951 and continued his education at St. John’s University. He enlisted into the United States Army from 1955 to 1957 before being honorably discharged and then returned to Minneota to continue farming with his family.

Ed met the love of his life, Elaine Hourscht. They were married on Sept. 11, 1965, and had four children: Marcia, Monica, Bonnie, and Craig. Ed and Elaine created a home together and farmed on the homestead of Ed’s parents. In 1985, he began to work as a rural letter carrier for the United States Post Office. In July of 2008, Ed sold the family farm and moved to Ghent.

Ed was especially fond of sports and was a die-hard Gophers fan, as well as the No. 1 grandkid-fan, always asking how his grandkids were doing in sports, and in life. Family was Ed’s top priority, and he maintained strong connections with them. The most prominent memory Ed’s family has, was when Ed would pull out his accordion and start to play all the old polka, waltzes, and Christmas songs for them. Kind and dedicated to his family, loving and tirelessly working to provide for them, Ed will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Edward B. Buysse died on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at the age of 85 years old.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Elaine; children, Marcia (Kris) Brusven of Cottonwood, Monica (Glen) Appel of Marshall, Bonnie Haugen of Ghent, and Craig (Tricia) Buysse of Alexandria; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Clarence (Barb) Buysse of Minneota and Donald (Patricia) Buysse of Maryland, Pa.; sister-in-law, MaryAnn Buysse, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Mary; sister, Agnes Buysse; brothers, Barney, Harold, and Emil Buysse.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. with a Rosary at 5 p.m. and Parish Prayers beginning at 7 p.m. at the Horvath Funeral Home in Marshall and continue on Thursday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at St. Eloi Catholic Church in Ghent, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow in the church cemetery.

Arrangements are with the Rehkamp-Horvath Funeral Home in Marshall.

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