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8/1/1934 – Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Service Information
Holy Trinity Church, Winsted, MN
Saturday, July 2, 2011
11:30 AM

Visitation Information
Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted
Friday, July 1, 2011

Marceil M. “Muzzy” Buss, age 76, of Lester Prairie, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, June 29, 2011.

Marceil was born on August 1, 1934 in South St. Paul, Minnesota, the daughter of Charles and Hazel (Shepard) Killinger. She was baptized and confirmed at the First Presbyterian Church, South St. Paul. Marceil graduated from South St. Paul High School in 1953. Marceil and Llewellyn F. (Lew) Buss were married on June 13, 1953 in Mason City, IA. Their marriage was blessed in the Catholic faith on May 27, 1954 at the St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, South St. Paul. They were blessed with five children.

Marceil and Llewellyn were involved in the newspaper business for nearly their entire career, working for the Velva, North Dakota Journal with brother-in-law Jerry Jordahl and the Granville, North Dakota Herald. They owned the Braham, Minnesota Journal, Onamia Independent and the Lester Prairie News. They ran the Lester Prairie News until their retirement in 2000. Marceil was a typesetter for the newspaper and there were none faster. She was a member of the Holy Trinity CCW, enjoyed putting puzzles together, her Dept. 56 Snow Village and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Marceil was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Hazel and her parents-in-law George and Josephine Buss; sisters: Nona Jordahl and Glenna Speth; brothers-in-law: Jerome Jordahl, John Speth, Anthony (Tony) Buss, Joseph Buss and Ervin Buss; sisters-in-law: Lillian Killinger and Florence Buss.

Marceil is survived by her loving family: husband Lew; children: LuAnn (Randall) Stender, Timothy (DeAnn) Buss, TerriLea (Greg) Bestul, Lynn (Laura) Buss and Robert Buss (special friend Lisa), grandchildren: Bethany Stender, Brandon Stender, Melissa Buss, Corey Buss, Megan Buss, Kimberly Bestul, Matthew Bestul, Alexander Bestul, Maren Buss, Rachel Buss, Bailey Buss and Gavin Buss; brother and sister: Wilbur “Bud” Killinger and Irene Horstman; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Bonnie Killinger, Bruce Horstman, Joyce Buss, Katie Buss, Elizabeth “Betty” and Ted Hakanson; nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, July 2, 2011 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted at 11:30 AM. Fr. Tony Hesse will be the Celebrant. Interment will be held at Holy Trinity Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted on Friday, July 1, 2011 from 4-8 PM. CCW Rosary will be held at 7:00 PM and parish prayer service will be held at 8:00 PM. Further visitation will be held at the funeral home from 10:00 – 11:00 on Saturday.

Casket bearers will be Marceil’s grandsons Brandon Stender, Corey Buss, Matthew Bestul, Alexander Bestul, Bailey Buss and Gavin Buss.

Honorary Casket bearers are Randall Stender and Greg Bestul.

The Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted, MN is proud to have served the family.

4 Guestbook Entries

  1. Patti Buss

    I will always remember Aunt Marceil as a sweet woman who loved her family dearly who, though being so tiny, spoke with great conviction. I don’t remember what she would have been talking about, but in my head I can still hear her (after all these decades) saying “You just don’t do that!” quietly but with great certainty. I will miss her. You are all in my thoughts and prayers as you adjust to this temporary separation from her body. May her spirit be with you always.

  2. LuAnn Stender


    I will love you forever.


  3. Chief Robert N. Carlson

    My deepest sympathies to you and your family. God give you peace during this time.

  4. Ron and Lin Ziemer

    Our deepest sympathy to the entire Buss family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.


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