Ronald L. Buysman

July 7, 1937 - June 6, 2022

Visitation: Visitation, with family present, will be Friday from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton. 

Service: Memorial services will begin at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Bethany Reformed Church in Canton, SD.

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Memorial services will be held for Ronald L. Buysman, age 84, at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 11th, 2022 at Bethany Reformed Church, Canton, SD with Pastor Kevin Schneider officiating.  Interment will be at Pleasant View Cemetery in Little Rock, Iowa.  Visitation, with family present, will be Friday, June 10th from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, SD.  Memorials may be directed to Bethany Reformed Church.

Ron passed away on June 6, 2022.  He was born on July 7, 1937, in Sibley, IA the son of Louis and Johanna (Heil) Buysman.  He attended country school at Wilson #4.  In the 7th grade Ron went to town to finish his education and graduated from Sibley High School in 1955.  Upon graduation he worked at the Osceola Creamery.  He served in the United States Air Force from 1956-1960. After returning from the Air Force, Ron again worked at the creamery.  In 1963 he was united in marriage to Marjorie Voss at the Salem Reformed Church in Little Rock, IA.  To this union, 4 children were born: Dawn, Vicki, Brenda, and Steven.  Also in 1963, they bought and ran a truck stop and café south of Sibley, IA.  In 1973, Ron and Marge transferred to Canton SD, to sell feed and vet supplies.  In 1975, he became a Culligan salesman, winning several awards and trips that he and Marge enjoyed together.  One of his favorite hobbies was making peanut brittle at Christmas time for friends and family and strangers he would meet.  His other hobbies included seeing and enjoying the grandkids and he loved a good joke.

At the age of 65, he retired from Culligan and began working with Marge at the Canton-Inwood Hospital and for the City of Canton, part-time, doing janitorial work for about 11 years.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 59 years, Marge; four children, Dawn (Mike) Mouw of Norwalk, IA, Vicki De Valois of Polk City, IA, Brenda (Art) Porth of Chicago, Il, and Steven (Crystal) Buysman of Sioux Falls, SD; twelve grandchildren, Mattie Raygor, Brianna (Cam) Hunwardson, Michael (Chrissy) Mouw, Allison (Scott) Holmer, Christian Porth, Taylor (Kaleb) Strothman, Ronni Sue Porth, Isaac (Kayla) De Valois, Grace De Valois, Josiah De Valois, Ava Buysman, and Clayton Buysman;  12 great-grandkids, Patrick Dougherty, Isabella Mouw, Henry Raygor, Vivian Raygor, Emma Holmer, Theodore Raygor, Mikey Mouw, Phoenix Hunwardson, Audun Strothman, Rhett Holmer, Dovah Hunwardson, and Ember Strothman; siblings, Alvin (Angie) Buysman of Ruthon, MN and Kenneth (Sue) Buysman of Sun City, AZ; sister-in-law, Jane (Larry) Buysman of Sibley, IA;  and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, Louis and Johanna; brother, Lawrence Buysman; and sister-in-law, Nancy Buysman.

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  1. Alex Connelly on June 8, 2022 said:

    So sorry to hear of Ron passing. He was a wonderful human being and overall fun guy. I very much enjoyed working with Ron at Culligan and appreciate his patience with me as I learned the business. He truly was a Culligan Man.

  2. Jennette Hodge on June 8, 2022 said:

    Brenda. So sorry to read of your dad’s homegoing. I know how special he was to you as your face would always light up when you spoke of him and your mom. My prayers for God’s comfort, strength and peace durin this difficult time. Treasure the memories. Jennette Hodge

  3. Keith and Sharon Boeyink on June 8, 2022 said:

    to Marge and family:
    Our sympathy to all of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Ila Torkelson on June 8, 2022 said:

    My sincere sympathy to Marge and family on the loss of your loved one. Ron was such a nice, friendly man.. Prayers for all for comfort.

  5. Jon Thorburn on June 9, 2022 said:

    My thoughts and prayers to you all. I have many fond memories of Ron and you all over the years. May the Love and Peace of the Lord be with you all now and always.

  6. Jon W. Miller on June 9, 2022 said:

    Sorry to hear of the passing of Ron. He was the best and always a true friend. Enjoyed the many times we had coffee together and his willingness to always make time and visit with me. Ron was such a kind soul and awesome person and If only there were more made like him this world would be such a better place. He will be missed by many.

  7. Sue Creel on June 9, 2022 said:

    Marge, Steven and families:
    I am so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. I always enjoyed my encounters and conversations with him. He adored all of his family and was a very proud Dad, Grandpa and great Grandpa. He always had a smile and a way to lift your spirits no matter when or where you were running in to him at.

  8. Skip and Deb Sorensen on June 13, 2022 said:

    We are so sorry for you loss of Ron. Always such a pleasant man-as are the rest of you! You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Sincere Sympathy

  9. Charlene Buysman Swanson on July 24, 2022 said:

    So sorry to about your loss of Ron. My daughter Amy just read about it online. Ron loved to tease me when I was young. Always happy to talk to us (a Buysman trait). A great guy!!!