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Ethel Buechler, 83

Ethel Ann Buechler, age 83, of Hudson, Wis., formerly of Breckenridge and Ottertail, Minn., passed away Aug. 4 at Pine Ridge Care in Hudson, Wis.

Ethel was born April 21, 1930, in Tintah, Minn., the daughter of Arthur and June (Olson) Helsene. She graduated high school from Breckenridge, Minn., the class of 1948. She was united in marriage on July 7, 1953, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Breckenridge, to Theodore John Buechler III. Their marriage was blessed with three sons, David, Mark, and Theodore IV. Ethel worked as an administrative assistant in the juvenile court system in Wahpteon, N.D., until her retirement.

Ethel enjoyed golfing, reading, and playing bridge. She also treasured her time at the family cabin on Otter Tail Lake. Most important to Ethel were her three sons. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother, who cherished her family and enjoyed taking care of them.

Ethel will remain in the hearts of her sons, David (Teresa) Buechler of Brooklyn Park, Minn., Mark (Carrie) Buechler of Hudson, and Theodore "John" IV (Lilian) Buechler of Chandler, Ariz.; grandchildren, Matthew, Brian, Gretchen, Chelsea, Nicole, Meaghan, Alex, and Rylee.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ted, and siblings, Clifford Helsene, Wally Helsene, Joyce King, and Vernon Helsene.

A Gathering of Family and Friends will take place 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson, 520 S. 11th St. Private family services will be held. Ethel will be interred next to her husband, Ted, at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Dent, Minn. Memorials are preferred to the Alzheimer's Association.

Funeral services have been entrusted to the O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson, 715-386-3725,

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