DeLavina A. Buenzow, 90, formerly of Hawkeye, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at Grandview Healthcare Center in Oelwein.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye with Rev. David R. Nelson officiating. Interment will follow at Hawkeye Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 30th at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye and for one hour preceding services at the church on Thursday.
DeLavina Anna, daughter of George and Lourena Haller Reisner, was born December 30, 1923, at West Union, Iowa. She attended West Union Schools and following graduation from high school, attended Iowa State Teacher’s College in Cedar Falls. She taught rural schools in Fayette County prior to her marriage. On June 23, 1946, she was united in marriage with Kenneth Buenzow at Zion Lutheran Church in West Union. A resident of Hawkeye for many years, Dee was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye where she sang in the church choir, taught Sunday School, and was active in the women’s circle. She worked briefly at the Ben Franklin store in West Union after her children were grown. Dee enjoyed baking, sewing, playing piano and all kinds of music, and most especially, enjoyed time spent with her family.
She is survived by five children, Nancy (Bernard) Hermanson of Panama, Iowa, Stan (Nancy) Buenzow of Denton, Texas, Steven (Monica) Buenzow of Faribault, Minnesota, Kathy (Rodney) Senner of West Union, and Terry Buenzow of Hawkeye; eleven grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren; one brother, Richard (Tommie) Reisner of Denver, Colorado; and one sister, Fonda Mae Jensen of Des Moines.
In addition to her husband, Kenny, who died December 7, 2006, and her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Lorraine Kleppe.