Wiebe Buwalda, 86, of Waupun, died Monday, January 30, 2012 at the Christian Homestead in Waupun.
Wiebe is survived by his wife, Ruth of Waupun; children, Betty (Wayne) Kastein of Waupun, Harlyn (Candy) Buwalda of Randolph, Keith (Sue) Buwalda of Markesan, Barb Burton of Auburndale, FL, Norman (Angela) Buwalda of Waupun, Craig (Rosanne) Bresser of Brandon, Randal (Peggy) Bresser of Waupun, Steve (Kate) Bresser of Waupun, Brian (Flora) Bresser of Brandon, and Tim (Deb) Bresser of Eau Claire; 53 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Margaret Buwalda, Helen Reiter and Sophia Evans; and brother-in-law, Dale (Nancy) Vanden Berg.
Wiebe was preceded in death by his first wife, Evelyn; two grandchildren, Laura and Julie; a great-granddaughter, Jessie; four brothers, Isaac, Nick, Andy, and Sam Buwalda; three sisters, Grace Greenfield, Elsie Levey, and Anne Mulder. The family would like to offer a special “thanks” to the Christian Homestead and Hillside Hospice and requests that memorials be directed to them.
Funeral services for Wiebe Buwalda will be held Friday, February 3, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at First Christian Reformed Church in Waupun with Rev. Craig Van Hill and Rev. Norman Haan officiating.
Burial will follow at Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun.
Friends and relatives of Wiebe Buwalda may call on the family on Thursday at the Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home from 4-7 p.m. and on Friday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.
The Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home of Waupun and staff are serving the family.