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Connie Mae Buelow, age 80, of Taylors Falls, MN. Connie was born on June 6, 1940 to Duane and Marcella Bursell in St. Paul, MN. Her death was Thursday, August 13, 2020, at the Pillars Hospice Home in Oakdale, MN.
Connie was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Mary Ellen.
She is survived by her husband Jim; sons Marc (Livi), grandchildren Alexa and Hailey of Marine on the St. Croix; Eric, of Osceola, WI; Paul (Stephanie) and grandchildren, Neave and Finn of Woodbury; stepson Gary (Barb) and son James of St. Paul. She is also survived by her cousins, nieces and nephews, and many special friends.
Connie graduated from Wilson High School and Rasmussen School of Business. She was employed at Brown and Bigelow for eight years as a secretary and also worked at West Publishing Company in Stillwater. Connie and Jim were married in 1968. They raised their three sons on their Stillwater farm. In 1996 she and Jim moved to their present hobby farm north of Taylors Falls, MN.
Connie was very active in prison ministry. She and Jim served as volunteers in The Charis Ministry, a non-denominational Christian prison ministry, starting in 1989 and remaining active until her death.
Connie always knew that when her life on earth ended, she would meet Jesus face to face. Her Christian walk was a witness to many. Her strong faith will be so missed by all who knew her.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Pillars of Oakdale for their compassionate care. Connie had a beautiful, peaceful setting or her final days.
A memorial service will be held at a later date due to Covid-19. The date, time and place will be published in this newspaper.
Memorials are preferred to The Charis Prison Ministry of Minnesota, PO Box 102, Hopkins, MN 55343 or online at www.charismn.com.
Celebration of Life to be held at 12 noon, Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Osceola Community Church in Osceola, Wisconsin. Condolences may be expressed online at www.grandstrandfh.com.