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Madeline Ann “Maggie” Buss, Glidden

Posted February 17, 2017 in Obituaries

Madeline Ann “Maggie” Buss, age 85, of Glidden passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, February 20, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Glidden with Fr. Andrew Hoffmann as Celebrant assisted by Deacon Gary Schon. Lector for the Mass will be Deacon Gary Schon. Gift Bearers will be Ann Buss and Katherine Hosbein. Music for the Mass will be by the St. Elizabeth Seton Choir with Mary Ross as organist. Casket bearers will be Dave Prescott, William Hosebein, Jim Millenacker, Mike Ward, Jeff Halbur, and Danny Coldewey.

Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Carroll. The family requests memorials be made to St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church and may be left at the funeral home or the church.4106960

Friends may call at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Glidden after 5:00 P.M. on Sunday where there will be a Christian Wake Service at 6:30 P.M. Visitation will resume at the church at 9:30 A.M. on Monday until the time of Mass. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Glidden and online condolences may be left for Maggie’s family at

Born on Aril 29, 1931 in Carroll, Iowa, she was the daughter of Dr. Joseph and Madeline (Nelson) Frenking. She grew up in Carroll and graduated from Carroll High School in 1949. Following high school she worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company as an operator for five years. She was married to Donald Buss on August 7, 1954 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Carroll. The couple later divorced. Maggie was a stay at home mom while her kids were in school and later worked for General Electric in Carroll for 19 years retiring in 1996. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Glidden. Maggie did volunteer work at her church, for Meals on Wheels, the American Red Cross blood drives, and the After School Program. Maggie enjoyed reading, traveling, gardening, and spending time with her family and friends.

Maggie is survived by two daughters: Ann Buss of Helena, Montana, and Mary Ward and her husband Michael of Council Bluffs, Iowa; four sons: Michael Buss and his wife Maria of Indianapolis, Indiana, James Buss and his wife Mary of Denison, Iowa, Thomas Buss and his wife Faith of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and David “Harm” Buss and his wife Kim of Glidden; twelve grandchildren; many great grandchildren.

Maggie was preceded in death by her parents Dr. Joseph and Madeline Frenking, a sister Phyllis Frenking; and two brothers: John and Richard Frenking.

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