Buswell, Constance (Connie) Marie (Cieminski)


It is with a sad and heavy heart in which we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Constance (Connie) Marie (Cieminski) Buswell, 89, of Winona. Mom passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday August 5, 2018. Connie was born in Winona County on April 28, 1929, to Constant (Conrad) and Ramona (Williams) Cieminski.

She married her true love, James E. Buswell, on July 5, 1947, in Winona. With their love and devotion to family they raised eight children, Linda, Cynthia, Kristine, James R, twins Jeffrey and Jennifer, and twins Scott and Steven. Mom had the ability to make each one feel as if they were her favorite child.

Connie loved her family and her deep heartfelt love for them is carried through many generations. She could often be seen sharing her love for crafts with her children and grandchildren. She loved to crochet and sew quilts. She loved traveling with family and going to church bazaars. For those who have been blessed to hear her sing you were touched by an angel. She had the most beautiful singing voice along with an amazing artistic ability. She loved to paint and she left behind several beautiful watercolor paintings for people to enjoy. She will be remembered for her open-door policy for anyone that needed a mother’s touch. Her smile and laughter will be carried forever in our hearts.

Connie is survived by her eight children, Linda (Bob H.) Dunning, Cynthia (Peter) Friend, Kristine (Jim) Healy, James (Teresa) Buswell, Jeffrey (Susan) Buswell, Jennifer (Rick) Schewe, Scott Buswell, Steve (Kathy) Buswell; 23 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; sisters, Geraldine Hengel, Rosemary (Inky) Todd, Judy Lewis, Nancy Vikre, Nicki Werner; brother, Michael Mangen; as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Buswell; her parents; brothers, Patrick Cieminski and Richard Cieminski; and sister, Lois Schwab.

A very special thank you to Dr. Parker for his compassion and care he provided to our mother; we are deeply grateful she had you for her doctor.

To those who embraced our mom like family at the Winona Lakeside Manor, we thank you for your compassion.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the funeral service at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 11, 2018, at the Watkowski-Mulyck Funeral Home. Burial will be Oakland Cemetery in Minnesota City, Minn. The Rev. Robert P. Stamschror will officiate.

Our mom will be remembered for her deep love of her family.


Online condolences or memories may be left at www.watkowski-mulyck.com.

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