DeLavina A. Buenzow

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.


Ronald & Connie Schlatter on July 30, 2014 at 8:36 PM said:

Ron and I were in Hawkeye when Terry told us about the death of his mother. We would of liked to have been able to stay for the funeral of Dee so we could have seen the 'entire' family but had to get back to Bel Aire, Kansas where we now call home.
Peace at last for Dee. She was a good person in many ways.
God bless you all as you celebrate her life on Thursday.
Daryl and Patty Wenthe on July 30, 2014 at 4:22 PM said:

Our deepest sympathies Buenzow family - your folks were the neatest people - hugs to you all
Bill and Marilyn Thalacker on July 30, 2014 at 5:06 AM said:

Our sympathy for you all. Dee was certainly a positive contributor in so many way for your family, the congregation and the community. She and your dad were a great team. We thank God for all that we could share.

Hello to all.

Pastor T. and Marilyn
Randy & Jan Dancer on July 29, 2014 at 10:24 AM said:

Sending our deepest sympathy to you Terry & your entire family---God received a SPECIAL angle -remember ALL the stories-& she will live forever in your hearts
Robin Bostrom on July 29, 2014 at 7:56 AM said:

I remember Dee growing up in Hawkeye as a neighbor and send our sympathy to all of your family.
Burdette and Fran Rowland on July 28, 2014 at 7:16 AM said:

We extend our deepest sympathy to all of you~~~~we know first hand a bit about Alzheimer's Disease as we said the long goodbye to our son-in-law in January. May you cherish your memories and now know that Mom is resting in peace.

God's Blessings to All~~~~The Rowlands

Becker-Milnes Funeral Home

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