Dolores Buesgens


Dolores Buesgens, age 91 of Belle Plaine, passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. Funeral Service will be at 11a.m. on Thursday at St. John Lutheran Church in Belle Plaine. Rev. Mark Johnson will officiate. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Kolden Funeral Home in Belle Plaine and continue one hour prior to the service on Thursday morning. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Belle Plaine.

Dolores was born on June 5, 1922 to Frederick and Violet (Payne) Brenke in Belle Plaine, MN. She was baptized on November 2, 1924 at the First Presbyterian Church in Belle Plaine and Confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church on March 21, 1937. She attended rural Belle Plaine Schools. She married Sylvester Buesgens in Belle Plaine on April 6, 1940. They moved to Richmond, CA during World War II where they worked at a shipyard before returning to Belle Plaine. She was a homemaker for many years and after the kids were older she waitressed at Ann’s Cafe in Belle Plaine. She also worked in the bakery of Huber’s Grocery Store and at Prairie Plastics, both in Belle Plaine. Dolores enjoyed her time with her family and gardening.

Dolores is survived by her children; Ty (Mary Jo) Buesgens of Belle Plaine, MN,
Del Mae (Jim) Moriarty of Shakopee, MN
Joanne (Jim) Glynn of Farmington, MN
Linda (Joe) Fahey of Belle Plaine, MN
Pamela Ediger of Belle Plaine, MN
Kevin Buesgens of Maui, Hawaii
Randy (Carolyn) Buesgens of Bloomington, MN
Duane (Kristy) Buesgens of Belle Plaine, MN
Sister, Evelyn Holste of Arden Hills, MN & Sister-in-Law, Mary Lou Brenke of Albert Lea, MN
24 Grandchildren, 38 Great-Grandchildren, 1 Great-Great Grandchild and
Many Nieces and Nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband Sylvester, 4 brothers and 2 sisters and 8 half-brothers and half-sisters