Dorothy L. Buescher, 94, of Lawrence, Nebraska died on Friday, February 25th, 2022 at her current residence at Gramercy Hill in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Rosary will be Saturday, March 5, 2022, 10:00 a.m. and Mass will be Saturday, March 5, 2022, 10:30 a.m. both at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lawrence, Nebraska with Father Corey Harrison officiating. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Lawrence, Nebraska. There will be no viewing or visitation as her wishes were to be cremated. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Sacred Heart Catholic Church are preferred. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.mertenbutlermortuary.com. Merten-Butler Mortuary, Blue Hill, Nebraska is in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy was born on September 15, 1927 at home in Clay County near Spring Ranch, Nebraska. She was the youngest daughter of John and Lillian (Wolfe) Lipovsky. Dorothy attended Prairie Rose District 4 rural school for 8 years and graduated from Lawrence High School in 1945. She worked at the farm home until she was 21 years old. Dorothy was a receptionist and nurse’s assistant for Dr. A.E. Harrington, Ear, Eye & Nose Specialist in Hastings for two years.
On October 18, 1950, she married her high school sweetheart, Donald Buescher at St. Martin’s Catholic Church (Louchy) near Deweese, Nebraska. Don and Dorothy lived in Lawrence for 3 years and moved to the parental farm in 1953 where they farmed. In 1970, they moved to Lawrence and lived for 47 years in the home they built. In 2017, they moved to Gramercy Hill in Lincoln. After 69 ½ years of marriage, Don passed away on April 6, 2020.
Dorothy was a full-time homemaker and held various positions in the Sacred Heart Altar Society and P.T.A. for many years. She volunteered whenever possible and enjoyed music and playing the piano by ear, dancing, playing cards, especially bridge with her friends. Dorothy enjoyed traveling with her husband Don to visit their children and to other destinations made possible by their daughter Nancy, while she worked as a Flight Attendant for T.W.A.
Survivors of the immediate family include six sons & one daughter. Craig & (Marge) of South Bend, NE, Dale & (Suzie) of Lincoln, NE, Dean & (Beckie) of Goodyear, AZ, Nancy & (John) Wagner of Southlake, TX, Gary & (Connie) of Prior Lake, MN, Doug & (Stacy) of Lincoln, NE, Scott & (Alison) of Olathe, KS. Three sisters-in-law, Geraldine Karmazin, Superior, NE, Marita Lukasek, Lawrence, NE, Jolene Hoelting, Kearney, NE.
Others left to cherish her memory include her 16 grandchildren, Dr. Jenni Buescher, Honorable Brian Buescher, Angie Larson, & Emily Meyer, Devan Buescher, Derek & Christina Buescher, Taylor Allison, Amanda Creighton & Parker Wagner, Alyssa Buescher, Samantha Proctor & Tyler Buescher, Dr. Matt Buescher & Sarah Hanus & Annabelle Buescher. There are also 16 great-grandchildren, Alexander, Elizabeth, Catherine, Anna & Nicholas Buescher, Grant & Isaac Larson, Mikayla & Blake Meyer, Evelyn & Hunter Allison, Levi & Daniel Creighton, Isaiah & Olivia Hanus and Lydia Buescher.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Don, her parents, John & Lillian Lipovsky, brother Edward Lipovsky and wife, Lorene, sisters, Marie & Husband, Edward Sekora, Elsie & Husband Bob Karmazin, brothers-in-law, Eugene & Leonard Karmazin, Eldon Hoelting and Tony Lukasek.
Dorothy was a dedicated homemaker who enjoyed taking care of her family. Her life was enriched by her faith, family and friends.
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Sacred Heart Catholic Church
141 East Second Street, Lawrence NE 68957