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Marion Buflod

September 13, 1925 — December 19, 2012

Memorial services for Marion Buflod, age 87 formerly of Strandburg will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at Tabor Lutheran Church in Strandburg.

Rev. Elmer Brinkman will officiate and burial will be in the LaBolt Cemetery. Music will be provided by Kathy Granquist, organist; Carolyn Boulay, violinist; and Patrick Boulay, vocalist.

A luncheon will be provided by the ladies of Tabor Lutheran Church. Marion died December 19, 2012, in Billings, MT.

Marion Ione (Nord) Buflod was born September 13, 1925, to Carl and Elna Nord of LaBolt. She grew up on a farm where she developed a deep appreciation of nature and country lifestyle. She graduated from nearby Strandburg High Scholl in 1943 and started her teaching career that fall.

She married John E. Buflod in 1945 and together they began a family that included five children: Carl John, Carole Jean, Mary Lee, Julie Ann and Melvin Ray "Skip".

The family moved to eastern Montana in 1955 and she resumed teaching at rural schools north of Miles City, followed by Rosebud, Hysham and Miles City elementary schools.

After her husband's death in 1986, she moved back to her roots in South Dakota for nine years and then returned to Montana to be closer to her family.

Marion was an independent spirit who made frequent solo driving trips of 500 miles to visit friends and relatives until well into her mid-80s. She liked to read and passed that enjoyment onto her children and grandchildren.

She remained a country girl at heart and enjoyed the scenic beauty of Montana prairies as much as the rolling hills of her childhood home in eastern South Dakota.

She always took a keen interest in the people around her and kept in contact with a large extended family as well as the many friends and acquaintances she made throughout her life. She was a loyal and supportive grandmother and played a very large role in the lives of her grandchildren.

Marion is survived by her sister, Marlys (Wilbur) Johnson, of Strandburg; her children: Carl (Judy) Buflod and Carole (Sterling) Warner; her grandchildren: Michelle (Jacob) Dauenhauer, Brooke Bartholomew, Jennifer (Vinson) Forsman, Brittany (Clint) Cecil, and John "Garry" Buflod; her great-grandchildren: Jade Forsman and Lander Dauenhauer; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters: Donna Fischer and Muriel Lundberg; her husband, John Buflod; her daughters: Julie Bartholomew and Mary Perkins, and her son, Melvin Buflod.


Tabor Lutheran Church
16168 472nd Ave
Strandburg, SD 57265

Saturday, May 25, 2013
2:00 PM


LaBolt Cemetery

LaBolt, SD 57246

Saturday, May 25, 2013
2:45 PM


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