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Lillian Buschette

Lillian Buschette

April 25, 1927-July 24, 2014

Lillian M. Buschette, 87, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes.

A mass of Christian burial is set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 30 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes, with Monsignor Timothy McGee officiating. Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, with a 6:30 p.m. rosary and a 7 p.m. parish vigil, all at the David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes.

The visitation will continue one hour prior to mass at the church on Wednesday.

Lillian Mae Buschette was born to Henry and Katherine (Beller) Lacina Sr. on April 25, 1927 in Cicero, Ill. She moved with her family to Mahnomen at the age of five, and was a 1945 graduate of Mahnomen High School.

Lillian was united in marriage to Raymond Buschette on April 25, 1946 in Mahnomen. They made their home in Detroit Lakes. During her working life, Lillian worked at the Red Apple Caf in Mahnomen, the Proctor Caf and for Schiller Insurance in Detroit Lakes. After starting their family, Lillian also did daycare for a number of children in the community.

Lillian enjoyed hanging laundry on the line, Christmas shopping all year round for her family and friends, being active in her Catholic faith, time in prayer, babies and little children. She was a member of the Holy Rosary Christian Mothers and the Resurrection Choir.

Survivors include her husband Ray, of Detroit Lakes; 11 children, Mary (Erv) Cahlin of Detroit Lakes, Larry (Dixie) of El Verta, Calif., Linda (Ed) Jutz of Frazee, Ron (Mary) of Detroit Lakes, Mic (Blanche) of Detroit Lakes, Alice (Jerry) Neuleib of Fergus Falls, Debbie (Doug) Hildre of Oak Grove, Mark (Bev) of Detroit Lakes, Bruce (Dawn) of Detroit Lakes, Brenda (Denny) Ahlfs of Detroit Lakes and Kim (Bob) Johnson of Detroit Lakes; 27 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren (and three on the way); a brother, Henry Lacina Jr. of Thief River Falls; and a sister, Alice Yost of Twin Valley.

Preceding her in death were an infant son, Scott; a grandson, Chad Jutz; an infant granddaughter, Amy Jo Johnson; and an infant great grandson, Elliot Close.

The David-Donehower Funeral Home ( is serving the family.