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Constance "Connie" Buswell

April 28, 1929 ~ August 5, 2018 (age 89)


It is with a sad and heavy heart in which we announce the passing of our beloved mother Constance (Connie) Marie (Cieminski) Buswell, 89, of Winona.  Mom passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday August 5, 2018.  Connie was born in Winona County on April 28th, 1929 to Constant (Conrad) and Ramona (Williams) Cieminski.

She married her true love James E. Buswell on July 5th, 1947 in Winona.  With their love and devotion to family they raised eight children: Linda, Cynthia, Kristine, James R, twins Jeffrey and Jennifer, and twins Scott and Steven.  Mom had the ability to make each one feel as if they were her favorite child.

Connie loved her family and her deep heartfelt love for them is carried through many generations.  She could often be seen sharing her love for crafts with her children and grandchildren.  She loved to crochet and sew quilts.  She loved traveling with family and going to church bazaars.  For those who have been blessed to hear her sing you were touched by an angel.  She had the most beautiful singing voice along with an amazing artistic ability.  She loved to paint and she left behind several beautiful water color paintings for people to enjoy.  She will be remembered for her open door policy for anyone that needed a mother’s touch.  Her smile and laughter will be carried forever in our hearts.

Connie is survived by her eight children;  Linda (Bob H) Dunning, Cynthia (Peter) Friend, Kristine (Jim) Healy, James (Teresa) Buswell, Jeffrey (Susan) Buswell, Jennifer (Rick) Schewe, Scott Buswell, Steve (Kathy) Buswell; 23 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren ; 1 great-great grandchild; sisters, Geraldine Hengel, Rosemary (Inky) Todd, Judy Lewis, Nancy Vikre, Nicki Werner; brother Michael Mangen;  as well as many nieces and nephews. 

She is preceded in death by her husband, James E. Buswell; her parents; brothers Patrick Cieminski and Richard Cieminski; and sister Lois Schwab.

A very special Thank you to Dr. Parker for his compassion and care he provided to our Mother we are deeply grateful she had you for her doctor.

To those who embraced our Mom like family at the Winona Lakeside Manor, we thank you for your compassion.

Visitation will be held from 11 am until the funeral service at 2 pm on Saturday August 11, 2018 at the Watkowski-Mulyck funeral home. Burial will be Oakland Cemetery in Minnesota City, MN.

The Rev. Robert P. Stamschror will officiate.

Our Mom will be remembered for her deep love of her family.


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