Grace Buesgens, 90, of Belle Plaine passed away peacefully on Monday, February 1, 2021 at her home in Belle Plaine.

Grace Buesgens, 90, of Belle Plaine passed away peacefully on Monday, February 1, 2021 at her home in Belle Plaine.

Grace Buesgens, 90, of Belle Plaine passed away peacefully on Monday, February 1, 2021 at her home in Belle Plaine.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, February 12 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Prairie Catholic Church in Belle Plaine. Fr. Michael Kaluza will officiate. Mass will be live streamed at ourladyoftheprairie.com. Private interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Grace was born in Belle Plaine on June 21, 1930 to Christian and Alice Schmitt. She grew up and attended high school in Jordan.

On January 31, 1948 she was united in marriage to Arthur Buesgens of Chaska, and in 1950 they moved to rural Belle Plaine and eventually became longtime residents of the City of Belle Plaine.

Grace is survived by children, Cindy (Dave) Kruschke, Les (Janis) Buesgens, Mona Sullivan, Kathy (Alan) Hennen, Dennis Buesgens, and Andrew Buesgens 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson; sister, Doris (Roger) Fahey; brother, Steve (Helene) Schmitt; sisters-in-law; Petronella Schmitt, Ruth Schmitt, and Janette Buesgens; brothers-in-law, Don Menzel and Loren Worm; many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Preceded in death by husband, Art; parents; son-in-law, Pat Sullivan; four brothers; and five sisters.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

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