Roy Buysse

Aug. 15, 1953-Feb. 11, 2013

MINNEOTA – Mass of Christian Burial for Roy Buysse, 59, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Rehkamp-Horvath Funeral Home in Minneota. Visitation will continue from 10-10:45 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the St. Edward Catholic Cemetery in Minneota.

He died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D.

A much-loved husband, father, grandfather and brother, Roy Buysse, 59, of Sioux Falls, S.D., lost the fight to liver cancer at Sanford Hospital Feb. 11, 2013, with his family present. The liver cancer, with other complications was a direct result of Hemochromatosis.

Roy was born Aug. 15, 1953, in Ghent, a son of the late Bernard and Loretta (DeCock) Buysse. He attended St. Eloi and Minneota schools.

On Sept. 11, 1976, he married Ina Jeremiason. They lived together in the Ghent area before relocating to Sioux Falls, S.D., in 1986, with their three daughters.

Roy worked on the farm, and then later worked with a trucking company in Sioux Falls, S.D. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

His hobbies included fixing up damaged vehicles, camping, and later spending time at Lake Cochrane. He stopped working in 2001 due to complications from Hemochromatosis and moved to the lake. Most recently, he has enjoyed his grandchildren wintering in Texas and woodcarving.

He is survived by his dedicated wife of 36 years, Ina Jeremiason Buysse; along with three daughters, Jessica and Carl Risty of Sioux Falls, Amanda and Craig Fields of Sioux Falls and Laura and Justin Weig of Omaha, Neb.; five grandchildren, Hayden and Alexander Risty and Clara, Allen and Bria Fields; and two siblings, Ardyce Louwagie of Cottonwood and Noreen Blanchette of Porter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Loretta and his brother Earl Buysse.

Arrangements with:

Rehkamp & Horvath Funeral Directors