Margaret Buwalda

Date of Death: Apr 17, 2019
Margaret Buwalda

1919 - 2019

Margaret Buwalda, 100, of Waupun, left The Christian Home & Rehabilitation Center in Waupun to be with her heavenly father on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 surrounded by her family.

Margaret was born February 27, 1919 in New Holland, SD, the daughter of Henry and Anna DeJong Bos. On March 31, 1944 she married Sam Buwalda in Waupun. The couple farmed in the Waupun area for 35 years. Margaret was a committed and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends and will remain in their hearts forever. Margaret was a charter member of Bethel Christian Reformed Church in Waupun.

Margaret is survived by two daughters: Leann (Bill) Vander Woude of Lake Worth, FL, and Velma (Meldon) Elgersma of Pardeeville; three sons: Larry (Joanne) Buwalda of Waupun, Calvin (LuAnn) Buwalda of Neshkoro, and Bruce (Kathy) Buwalda of Waupun; 15 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; a sister, Jessie Snyder of Bellingham, WA; a sister-in-law, Ruth Buwalda; and several nieces and nephews.

Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Buwalda, in 2004; a son, Mitchell; a grandchild, Timothy Buwalda; two brothers; and three sisters.

Now we rejoice that she is with the Lord Jesus Christ in her Heavenly Home. We will meet again.


Friends and relatives may call on the family on Saturday at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of service.


Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Bethel Christian Reformed Church in Waupun with Rev. Jeff Brower officiating.


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

Memorial Contributions

Memorials may be directed to Bethel Christian Reformed Church.



  1. Mary Kay Gorst Says: April 18, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    Our sympathy to Margaret’s children and grandchildren. She reached her 100th year and expressed her readiness to meet her loved ones who had passed before her. She was a good person and a good neighbor.

  2. Lloyd. Shirley Bos Says: April 18, 2019 at 11:11 pm

    To Auntie Margaret Buwaldas families Our sympathy,love and prayers with you all. We are very thankful for the time we had spent with you all.
    Lloyd and Shirley Bos

  3. Char Severson Says: April 19, 2019 at 12:13 am

    So sorry to hear about auntie Margaret. She lived a good long life!

  4. Archie & Marianne Nugteren Says: April 19, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    Dear Buwalda Family: Archie and I extend to you our sincere condolences with the death of your dear loved one. Margaret, my oldest friend, was always a pleasure to visit. She loved you, her very large family, so very much. She loved her Savior and we had many conversations about heaven and about how Jesus’ nearness brought her such comfort. She was always so thankful that at her age she still had her ‘marbles’ even though physically she was slowly declining. I smile when I think about Margaret meeting Jesus face to face and being reunited with loved ones. It was indeed a joy and privilege to know your mom/grandma, and I too will really miss her. May the Lord’s comforting presence give you peace as you mourn and adjust to her absence from you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Marianne Nugteren

  5. Condolences to the family. your dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and friend was bless with longevity (100 years) Psalms 90:10 May the sadness which you experience now be comforted by great fond memories. May the loyal love of Almighty God be with you all. Acts 24:15

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