Jean Buenzow Obituary

Jean Helen Buenzow
Jean Helen Buenzow

April 24, 1933 - May 5, 2018
Born in Readlyn, IA
Resided in Readlyn, IA


Jean Helen Buenzow 85, of Readlyn, Iowa, died on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at the Tripoli Nursing Home.

Jean was born on April 24, 1933, in Readlyn, Iowa, the daughter of Roy and Helen (Stumme) Thurm. Jean graduated from Oran High School in 1951. She was united in marriage to Merlin Buenzow on July 15, 1951, at St. John Lutheran Church, Buck Creek. Merlin and Jean farmed on the family homestead until 1975. Jean worked at Allen Hospital in Waterloo for twenty years, retiring in 1998. Merlin passed away on August 6, 2008.

Jean enjoyed playing cards and was Readlyn’s Town Grump in 2014. She was a member of the Readlyn Community Club and the Ruth Circle at Zion Lutheran Church in Readlyn.

Jean is survived by one son, Mike (Deb) Buenzow of Readlyn; and a daughter in law, Brenda Buenzow of Readlyn; six grandchildren, Shane Buenzow, Trent (Heather) Buenzow; Ben Buenzow; Kiala (Sam) Lickteig; Lindsay (Dusty) Dickey; Meg (fiancé, Tyler Klenzman) Buenzow; great grandchildren, Michael, Maryella, Kaitlyn, and Shea Buenzow, Grady, and Hadley Buenzow; Coleman, Abigail, and Meredith Buenzow, and Keegan and Bryce Lickteig; a brother, Roger (Shirley) Thurm of Denver; two sisters, Doris (Larry) Hagenow and Ruth (David) Wittenburg both of Readlyn; and a brother-in-law, Ron Boevers of Florida .

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Merlin; a son, Richard Buenzow; two brothers, Delbert Thurm and Lavern Thurm, a sister, Lois Boevers, and sister-in-law, LaVonne Thurm.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at Zion Lutheran Church, Readlyn with Pastor Jean Rabary officiating. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Readlyn. Visitation will be held on Monday from 4:00 pm to7:00 pm at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home, Readlyn and also for one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the church. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Bremer County Freedom Rock or to Zion Lutheran Church. Online condolences can be left at

Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Readlyn is assisting the family. 319-279-3551




Kaiser-Corson Funeral Homes, Inc.-Readlyn
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Monday, May 7, 2018
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Zion Lutheran Church-Readlyn
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Readlyn, IA US 50668
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
10:30 AM
Zion Lutheran Cemetery
2402 Quail Ave
Readlyn, IA US 50668
Tuesday, May 8, 2018



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