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Sister Mary Angela Buser, BVM

July 6, 2021


Sister Mary Angela Buser, BVM, 94, of Mount Carmel Bluffs, 1170 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, Iowa, died Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Private funeral services will be Wednesday, July 14, 2021. Virtual Sharing of Memories begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. Sister Mary Angela donated her body to science, so burial will be at a later date. Services are private due to COVID-19 restrictions. All services may be viewed through live videostream at

Sister Mary Angela ministered as chair and instructor of the education department and coordinator of teacher certification and placement at Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa. She served as an elementary teacher in Chicago; Lead, S.D.; and West Hempstead, N.Y.; principal in Kansas City, Mo, and West Hempstead, N.Y.; and a volunteer tutor in Chicago.

She was born on Oct. 10, 1926, in Halstead, Kans., to Daniel and Ida (Winterscheidt) Buser. She entered the BVM congregation Feb. 2, 1946, from Sacred Heart Parish, Halstead, Kans. She professed first vows on Aug. 15, 1948, and final vows on Aug. 15, 1953.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Angela Mary Koetting, Cecilia Elizabeth Buser, Veronica Hyacinth Buser, Helen Genevieve Rumpf, Margaret Ann Buser, CSJ, and Danetta Buser, BVM; and a brother Celestine Daniel Buser.  She is survived by nieces, nephews, and the Sisters of Charity, BVM, with whom she shared life for 75 years.

Memorials may be given to Sisters of Charity, BVM Support Fund, 1100 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, IA 52003 or online at

Leonard Funeral Home and Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd, Dubuque, Iowa  52003 is in charge of arrangements.

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