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Zylpha Alma Bucher

January 1, 1914 February 23, 2011
Zylpha Alma Bucher
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Obituary for Zylpha Alma Bucher

Reading, MN

     Zylpha Alma Bucher, 97, was born on January 1, 1914, in Brewster, MN, the daughter of Charles and Margaret (Naegeli) Harthun. She graduated from Brewster High School and Teacher’s College in Worthington, MN. Zylpha taught school for five years in Nobles County schools. Zylpha and Ferdinand Bucher were married on December 20, 1939, in Sibley, IA. They lived in Pine River, MN, St. Paul, MN, and Reading, MN. She was employed at the Thompson Hotel in Worthington for eleven years. Zylpha died on Wednesday, February 23, 2011, at the Adrian Care Center in Adrian, MN.
     Zylpha is survived by one son, Harlan (Janette) Harthun; two granddaughters, Karlene and Caroline, and one great granddaughter, Jennie. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ferdinand on December 22, 1971; her parents; two brothers, Carl and Norbert; one sister, Mrs. August Wagner, and one granddaughter, Charlyn.
     Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2011, at 1:00 p.m., at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Rushmore, MN, with Pastor David McDonald officiating. Casket bearers will be Dean Ross, Dale Ross, Dan Ross, David Ross, Keith Wolff, and August Froderman. Honorary bearers will be Jennie Harthun and Caroline Harthun. Burial will be in the Hersey Cemetery in Brewster, MN.

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 25, 2011, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington.


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