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Janet "Janie" Ruth Buer

January 20, 1943 — February 27, 2022

Janet "Janie" R. Buer, age 79 of Willmar and formerly of Atwater, passed away Sunday evening, February 27, at Carris Health Rice Therapy Suites following a brief illness of cancer.


A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 4, at Calvary Lutheran Church.  Visitation will be from 12 noon until the time of service.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Carris Health Rice Hospice.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Peterson Brothers Funeral Home.


Janet "Janie" Ruth Buer was born on January 20, 1943, in Willmar, Minnesota, the daughter of Harley and Doris (Thompson) Lankey.  She grew up and received her education in the communities of Raymond and Atwater.  On August 24, 1959, Janie was united in marriage to David Buer and they were happily married for 62 years.  They made their home in Atwater and Willmar.  She was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church.  Janie had a love for shopping, mall walking, baking and decorating her home.  She took great pride in being a wonderful homemaker. 


She is survived by her loving husband, David; four children, Vicky (and Scott) Powers of Hutchinson, Danny Buer (and special friend, Lorri Boonstra) of Atwater, Ronna (and Vance) Rossell of Fernandina Beach, FL., and Paul (and Rien) Buer of Newport News, VA.; nine grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren and one brother, Douglas (and Anne) Lankey of Willmar, besides other relatives and friends.


She was preceded in death by her parents and three siblings, Marlys ”Tootie", Ronald “Bucky” and Margie.

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Friday, March 4, 2022

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

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Celebration of Life

Friday, March 4, 2022

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

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