|Birth: ||Mar. 30, 1917|
|Death: ||Mar. 30, 2002|
Daughter of Henry Buysman and Antje (Hoekstra) Achterhoff
Mildred Kathryn (Buysman) Achterhoff was born on March 30, 1917, near Sanborn, Iowa to Henry and Anna (Hoekstra) Buysman, who were both Dutch immigrants. She moved with her family to Chandler, Minnesota area in 1921. She attended school in Chandler and graduated from high school in Lake Wilson in 1934. She attended teacher training in Slayton and taught country school in the Edgerton, Minnesota area for several years. On August 19, 1938, Mildred married Arthur Acherhoff on his parents farm northeast of Edgerton. They farmed in the Edgerton, Woodstock and Chandler areas until 1979, when they retired and moved to chandler. Their son Gary passed away in a traffic accident in 1971. They lost their home in the Chandler tornado in June of 1992,but Mildred rebuilt her home on the same foundation. Arthur passed away on December 7, 1992. She was a memeber of the Chandler Reformed Church and was active in the Reformed Church Women. Mildred loved to garden, bowl, read, sew and play cards. She and Art also enjoyed fishing. She worked as an Avon representative and prepared income tax returns for many years. She was a member of the Chandler Senior Citizens and had served as their treasurer. She cherished her children and grandchildren and loved to have them visit her. Mildred moved to the Slayton Manor Care Center on July 31, 1998, and lived there until her death on her 85th birthday, Saturday, March 30, 2002.
Mildred is survived by one daugher, Arlyss Pool and her husband Douglas, Apple Valley, Minnesota; one son Duane and his wife Sharolyn, Chandler, Minnesota, and one daughter-in-law Betty Achterhoff, Holland, Michigan; six grandchildren; Deanna (Rick) Schrotenboer, Hamilton, Michigan, Scott (Tami) Achterhoff, Jenison, Michigan; Michelle Pool, Apple Valley, Minnesota, Kerri Pool, Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Adam and Amber Achterhoff, Chandler, Minnesota; seven great-grandchildren; Nicole, Corey and Allison Schrotenboer; Keely, Taylor and Andrea Achterhoff and Madelin Pool, one sister-in-law Johanna Buysman, Enumclaw, Washington, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Arthur, her son Gary,two sisters, Jeanette Hofkamp and Martha Stevens and her brother Andrew.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 2, 2002, 10:30 a.m. at the Chandler Reformed Church, Chandler, Minnesota with Rev. David Hensley officiating. Organist was Jan Peters. Memories and readings by the grandchildren. Pallbearers were Deanna Schroenboer, Scott Achterhoff, Michelle Pool, Kerri Pool, Adam Achterhof and Amber Achterhoff. Interment in Memorial Cemetery, Chandler, Minnesota.
Henry John Buysman (1881 - 1964)
Anna Hoekstra Buysman (1883 - 1943)
Arthur Jacob Achterhoff (1912 - 1992)
Gary Dean Achterhoff (1942 - 1971)*
Jeanette Harriet Buysman Hofkamp (1913 - 2000)*
Martha Annice Buysman Stevens (1914 - 1984)*
Mildred Kathryn Buysman Achterhoff (1917 - 2002)
Andrew H Buysman (1922 - 1989)*
Chandler Memorial Cemetery
Created by: Mary Achterhof
Record added: Mar 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67442055