Lydia L. Buehrer, 91


Lydia Louise Buehrer, 91, of Bloomington, formerly of Litchfield, died on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, at 2:30 p.m. at Martin Health Center in Bloomington.

A private family service will be held at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Bloomington with Pastor Peter Weeks officiating. Interment will follow at Elm Lawn Memorial Park in Litchfield. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington is assisting the family with arrangements, with Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield assisting with local arrangements.

Mrs. Buehrer was born Aug. 25, 1929, in Hinsdale, to the Rev. Herman A. and Lydia L. (Steinwart) Laufer. She married Ronald Buehrer on Oct. 8, 1955, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ft. Wayne, IN, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 23, 2008.

She graduated from Valparaiso University in Indiana with a bachelor’s degree in 1952. She became a dedicated homemaker for many years and was later employed in the cafeteria at Litchfield middle and high schools.

Mrs. Buehrer was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield, where she was active in the choir, handbells, LWML and church musicals.

She was an avid Chicago Cubs fan, enjoyed reading and gardening, and was a gifted cook and baker. She took delight in sharing her produce from her garden with family and friends. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

Mrs. Buehrer is survived by her children, Judith (Mark) Vasel of Bloomington and Thomas (Janice) Buehrer of Kirkland, WA; daughter-in-law, Sarah Buehrer of Ballwin, MO; grandchildren, Katherine (Brian) Hill of Springfield, Amy (Ben) Adams of Longmont, CO, Meagan Vasel of Columbus, OH, Grant Buehrer of Searcy, AK, Peyton (Hailey) Buehrer and Terrill Hall, both of Nashville, TN, Blake (Shelby) Buehrer of Little Rock, AK, Cameron Buehrer, Natalie Buehrer and Allison Buehrer, all of Kirkland, WA.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; son, Mark Daniel Buehrer; and siblings, Ruth Laufer, Charlotte Russmussen, Martin Laufer, Paul Laufer and Esther Beecher.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Zion Lutheran Church and School in Litchfield or Bethesda Lutheran Communities, 600 Hoffmann Drive, Watertown, WI 53094.

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