Marjorie J. Buegler

BLUE EARTH – Mrs. Marjorie Jean (Butler) Buegler, age 95, of Blue Earth, died Saturday, May 18, 2013, at United Hospital.

A celebration of her life will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Blue Earth, with Rev. Wesley Hafner officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth.

Visitation time will be 5-7 p.m. Monday, May 20, 2013, and one hour before at the service at the church., at Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 400 E. 14th St., in Blue Earth. Web tributes may be left at

She was born March 13, 1918, at home in Pilot Grove Township, south of Blue Earth, the daughter of Harold & Celia (Kinne) Butler. She and her four sisters, Doris Elaine, Betty Belle, Lois Mae and Carol Jane, were raised on a farm northeast of Blue Earth. She went to country school, then Blue Earth High School, and graduated in 1935. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. She worked as bookkeeper for the Blue Earth Creamery for three years, and then took a year of teachers training in Blue Earth. She married Harley Buegler on June 21, 1939, at her parents’ home near rural Blue Earth.

She is survived by her daughter, Audrey (James) Borcherding of Belmond, Iowa; her son, David (Susan) Buegler of Avon, Ohio; her four granddaughters, Valerie (Jeffrey) Bovee, Vonda (Alan) Junck, Kristen (Stephen) Cooper and Carol (Lee) Zannoni; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and three sisters.