Wiebe Buwalda

Date of Death: Jan 30, 2012
Wiebe Buwalda
[highlight_text] (1925 – 2011) [/highlight_text] Wiebe Buwalda, 86, of Waupun, died Monday, January 30, 2012 at the Christian Homestead in Waupun.


[leftcolumn] Wiebe was born November 26, 1925 near Friesland, WI the son of John and Anna Katsma Buwalda. On January 3, 1947 he married Evelyn Vanden Berg in Brandon. Following their marriage the couple farmed in the Waupun area. On September 12, 1984 Evelyn preceded him in death. On July 26, 1985 he married Ruth Bresser in Waupun. The couple shared 26 wonderful years of their lives together. Wiebe loved farming and following his retirement he continued to help out on the family farm. Wiebe was a member of First Christian Reformed Church where he served as an elder. He was an avid supporter of Central Wisconsin Christian School. Wiebe was a faithful husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who enjoyed his family, farming, and had a strong Christian faith. He touched many lives during his stay at the Christian Home and Homestead.

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.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] 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.

[highlight_text] Burial: [/highlight_text] Burial will follow at Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun.

[highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] 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. [/rightcolumn]

[full] [hr] The Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home of Waupun and staff are serving the family. [/full] [hr]



  1. Archie & Marianne Nugteren Says: February 1, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    We extend to all of you our sincere condolences as you mourn Wiebe’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers have been with you and will continue to be with you. May you all be comforted knowing that finally his faith is sight and he now lives in the Lord’s presence forever!
    Archie & Marianne Nugteren

  2. jim thompson Says: February 2, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Har very sorry to hear about your father, my condolence buddy

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