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Arlene Buss

Arlene G. Buss, age 84, of Huron, died Saturday, October 20, 2012, at the Huron Regional Medical Center.  Her funeral service will be at 2:00 PM, Friday, October 26th at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home, South Chapel, at New Ulm, Minnesota, with Rev. Donald Sutton officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery at New Ulm. There will be no visitation.

Arlene G. Buss was born October 15, 1928, to Julius and Emma (Dahms) Grams at New Ulm, Minnesota.  She attended St. Paul’s Lutheran Grade School.  She was confirmed in May 1942.  Arlene was selected the homecoming queen her senior year at New Ulm High School.  She graduated on May 30, 1946.

She was employed by the Northwest Bell Telephone Company in Minneapolis from June 1946 until January 1949.  Arlene transferred to the Mankato Telephone Company and worked there as a long distance telephone operator.  She also trained new operators and did some office work.

On February 10, 1951, Arlene married Chester E. Buss at Mankato.  She joined her husband while he was stationed near Anchorage, Alaska with the United States Army.  Arlene worked at the Ft. Richardson Telephone Company. They returned stateside in March 1953 and moved to Huron in April 1953, where she lived the rest of her life.  She was member of the Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on June 9, 2005; three brothers, Edwin, Willard and Herbert Grams; two sisters, Marie Vanderwerf and Irma Huhn; and four brothers-in-law, Ferd Scharlemann, Delmer Huhn, Gene Vanderwerf and Howard Zorn.

Survivors include her two daughters, Sherri A. Buss (Jeff Clowes) of St. Paul, Minnesota and Cynthia R. Buss (Sameeh Sulaman of the United Arab Emirates) of Huron; one son, John (Julie) Buss of Hudson, Wisconsin; three grandsons, Joe Sulaman of Huron and Adam and Steven Buss of Hudson, Wisconsin; three sisters, Florence Scharlemann of New Ulm, Minnesota, Erna Zorn of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Betty LeVitre of Minneapolis, Minnesota; two brothers, Walter (Shirley) Grams of New Ulm, Minnesota and Richard (Shirley) Grams of LaCrosse, Wisconsin; and two sisters-in-law, Delaurice Grams of Scappoose, Oregon and Marian Grams of Appleton, Wisconsin. 

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