Theresa Buteyn

Date of Death: Nov 08, 2019
Theresa Buteyn

1930 - 2019

Theresa Buteyn, 89, of Waupun, passed away Friday, November 8, 2019 at the Christian Home and Rehabilitation Center in Waupun.

Theresa was born January 12, 1930 in Waupun, the daughter of Ryan and Flora Triemstra DeVries. Theresa was a graduate of Waupun High School. On July 6, 1950 she married Donald Buteyn in Waupun. Following their marriage the couple resided in Waupun all their married lives. Theresa was employed as a secretary for law firms and later Fox Valley Savings and Loan in Waupun. Theresa and Don volunteered their time at Bargains Galore in Waupun. Theresa was a charter member of Bethel Christian Reformed Church in Waupun.

Theresa is survived by four children: Gregory (Vivian) Buteyn of Denver, CO, Jill (Dennis) Monroe of Oshkosh, Dean (Priscilla) Buteyn of Waupun, and Sue (Steven) Soodsma of Waupun; 12 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; 2 sisters-in-law: Annabelle DeVries and Lorna Buteyn; and several nieces and nephews.

Theresa was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, in 2007; three brothers: Ryan DeVries, Bert DeVries, and John DeVries; six sisters: Sarah Stiemsma, Clara DeVries in infancy, Clara Levey, Dorothy Perton, Ramona Mulder, and Anna Lemmenes; and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.


Friends and relatives may call on the family from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.


Funeral services for Theresa Buteyn will be held Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. at Bethel Christian Reformed Church in Waupun with Rev. Jeff Brower officiating.


Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens in the town of Trenton.

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  1. MaryJo (Nickel) Schweiger Says: November 9, 2019 at 10:22 am

    Jill, Greg, Dean, & SueEllen: so sad to hear of another loss from the old neighborhood. You have my sincerest condolences. MaryJo

  2. Phil Buteyn Says: November 13, 2019 at 9:22 am

    While I never had the pleasure of meeting any of Theresa’s children (with the exception of Dean, whom I met at a high school track meet he was competing in in Beaver Dam years ago), I had the great pleasure of meeting your mom when I happened to be in Waupun last year. When I got home in Madison, I gave her a call and had a wonderful conversation with her. What a delight she was! And judging by the pictures in the video tribute she was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She and your dad (who I met years ago) really raised a wonderful family and I know she’s going to be missed by all of you. My thoughts and prayers will be with you tomorrow when you say your final good-byes until you meet her again in Heaven.
    Phil Buteyn

  3. DUANE DEVRIES Says: November 13, 2019 at 10:47 am

    So sorry to hear of the death of Aunt Theresa. I knew her when we were both children and met on one of her family’s excursions by car (was it an old Model T?) to Kalamazoo. We met again after many years at my parent’ 50th wedding anniversary also in Kalamazoo. Some of the photos in your photograph album bring back tearful memories. Others, particularly those of children and grandchildren, and I guess great-grandchildren, whom I and my wife JoAnne have never met, remind me of how the DeVries family, from Grandma and Grandpa Flora and Ryan DeVries, has grown and gotten even more beautiful.
    All my love, Duane (son of Ryan and Suzzetta)

    Rest well, Aunt Theresa

  4. Nora Vivas Says: November 15, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    My condolences to the family of this lovely woman I had the honor to get to know when I was the foreign student of Waupun High School and she was my host mother. Greg, Jill, Sue an Dino I always remember all of you,

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