Monica "Minnie" Buerman(1933 - 2014)

Monica "Minnie" Buerman, 80


July 5, 1933 - March 18, 2014

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Richmond, MN for Monica "Minnie" Buerman, age 80, who died peacefully Tuesday surrounded by her loving family. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Friday at the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond. Parish Prayers will be at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning at the funeral home.

Monica was born in Richmond, MN to Henry G. Torborg and Frances Braegelmann. She married Ralph Buerman on January 2, 1958 in Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Richmond, MN. The couple farmed near Farming, MN for 40 years. Monica was a homemaker who loved quilting, gardening, playing cards, cooking, dancing, and most of all spending quality time with family and friends. She was an amazing woman who believed that all things could be accomplished through determination and hard work. Monica's value of family is the legacy that will be carried on through her children. Monica relied on her strong faith and trust in God to carry her through a courageous four year battle with cancer. She will be eternally missed.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Ralph; children, Linda (Dave) Braegelmann of Albany, Karen (Roger) Stommes of Cold Spring, Diane (John) Kremer of St. Cloud, Mary (Erv) Mueller of Cold Spring, Eileen (Rob) Litchy of Avon, Nancy (Warren) Acker of Oronoco, Patti (Keith) Schaefer of Paynesville, Ron (Doris) Buerman of Albany, and Lisa (Luke) Mitchell of Sartell; 28 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; siblings, Alice Lauer, Bernice Evens, Alfred (Delores) Torborg, Jerome (Virginia) Torborg, Sr. Mary Josephine Torborg, Vi (Ben) Kalthoff, Herb (Emmy) Torborg, Urban Torborg, sister-in-law, Mary Helen Torborg, and many nieces and nephews.

Monica was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Norb, sister, Trudy; brothers-in-law, Al Lauer and Ralph Evens, and sister-in-law, Kathy Torborg.


Funeral Home

Wenner Funeral Home
600 Red River Avenue South Cold Spring, MN 56320
(320) 685-7762

Published in the St. Cloud Times on Mar. 20, 2014