Mabel Buysse


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Posted Online: Feb. 26, 2013, 4:34 pm
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Mabel K. Buysse, 92, of Atkinson, passed away Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Hammond-Henry Hospital, Geneseo.
A funeral Mass celebrating her life will be held 10 a.m. Friday, March 1, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Atkinson. Burial will follow in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Atkinson. Visitation for Mabel will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Vandemore Funeral Home, Atkinson, where a rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m. Memorials may be left to St. Anthony's Church or Abilities Plus.
Mabel was born Nov. 10, 1920, in Loraine Township, Ill., (Prophetstown), the daughter of Lyman and Wilma Wildman Kemmis. She was a 1937 graduate of Geneseo High School and was united in marriage to Lester H. Buysse on Feb. 22, 1941, in Atkinson. He preceded her in 1991. Mabel farmed with her husband for many years and also worked as a legal secretary for the Henry Waterman Law Office in Geneseo.
Mabel belonged to St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Atkinson and the Altar and Rosary Society of the Church. She was a member of the Atkinson Women's Club and a former member of the Women of the Moose. She enjoyed flowers and gardening, shopping and spending time with her family.
Survivors include one daughter, Barbara (Keith) Fecteau, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.; two sons, James (Mary Jane "Jill") Buysse, Riverside, Calif., and Joe (Jill) Buysse, Prophetstown; six grandchildren, Brooke (Brad) Evans, Heather Yates, Josh (Lauren) Buysse, Jeremy Buysse, Nick (Elena) Fecteau and Blake (Ashley) Fecteau; five great-grandchildren, Christian Buysse, Joseph and Ave Evans, Savana Yates and Graham Buysse; and one sister, Lenora Pritchard, Geneseo.
Mabel was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and two brothers, Lyle and Frank "Arkie" Kemmis.
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