Jean Marie Buschelman


August 26, 1939 - April 7, 2017


Jean Marie Buschelman was born on August 26, 1939 to Leonard and Marie (Schaal) Mueller in the family home in Tyndall, SD. Growing up she helped out in the family business, Mueller Hatchery. She graduated from Tyndall High School in 1957 and continued her education with an RN degree from Sacred Heart in Yankton. After completing Nurses Training, she met the love of her life on a blind date. She married John "Jack" Buschelman on January 19, 1962. They were married 54 years. Jean and Jack had two children and two grandchildren. She worked as a nurse for several years before the couple moved to Mitchell. In Mitchell, Jean worked as a School Nurse for many years before retiring. After retirement she continued working in a local doctor's office. Jean was fun loving and always active. She loved to dance, travel and visit with friends. She loved growing flowers, and was very proud of her peony plants. She was also a long time member of the Prairie Stitchers, a Chapter of the Embroiderer's Guild of America. Many of her needlework projects were entered in shows and competitions. She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church and sang in the choir for many years.

 She is survived by her two children: Denese (Chuck) Keener of Fairfield, OH, and Todd Buschelman of Lakeside, CA; two grandchildren: Lucas and Marie Keener; a brother, Jerry (Audrey) Mueller of Auburn, CA and a sister, Ramona (James) Mueller of Yankton, SD. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.


Monday, April 17, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Tuesday, April 18, 2017
11:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church
1400 East 2nd Avenue
Mitchell, South Dakota


Crofton City Cemetery
Crofton, Nebraska

Posted by Clarice Konold on April 22, 2017
Ron and I have many fond memories of Jean and Jack. We went to a lot of basketball games and out for coffee and dessert later. Our times at Trinity Lutheran church have special meanings too.
Posted by Barb (gates) Dulaney on April 20, 2017
So sorry to hear your mom has passed Denese and Todd a grade school classmate
Posted by Rudy & Jo Ann Mueller on April 18, 2017
We enjoyed Jean (and Jack) when we jointly participated in Mueller family reunions, including the wonderful reunion trip to our ancestral "homeland" in Bessarabia (now Ukraine).
Posted by Marianne Ewing Texley on April 17, 2017
Jean worked with my mom, Mary Jane Ewing, as a school nurse. I knew your mom through the school district as well. She always had a bright smile and loved working with children. Peace to your family.
Posted by Sandi Paustian on April 16, 2017
Jean & I were in Prairie Stitchers together. What a sweet gal and a dear friend. We miss both her and Jack.
Posted by Alice Petrik on April 15, 2017
Jean and I were high school classmates, graduating in 1957. God Bless the family
Posted by Kim (Bernhard) Kathol on April 13, 2017
Jean was my parents flowergirl at their wedding in 1944. My mom always felt she was extra special. May you be comforted that others have enjoyed her through out the years. May the memories of your mother always make your hearts smile. God Bless.
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