Avis W. (Boelter) Busche
Avis W. (Boelter) Busche, age 92, of Valley City passed away peacefully on Mar. 17, 2014 at the Sheyenne Care Center in Valley City. Memorial Services will be conducted at 11 AM Tuesday March 25, 2014 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Valley City with Rev. Randall Schlecht officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church. Inurnment will be in Griswold Cemetery near Litchville, ND later in the spring.
Avis W. Olson was born Feb. 18, 1922 to Chris and Ema Olson of rural Litchville, ND. She attended school at Rosebud #72 and graduated from Litchville High School in 1939. She later graduated from Valley City State College and taught for 33 years in rural Barnes and LaMoure Counties, Marion and Page, ND schools.
She was married to Clarence Boelter and farmed near Litchville, ND until his death on Dec. 7, 1967. On June 21, 1969 she married Earl Busche of Valley City and together they owned Earl’s Texaco at Valley City. In 1977 Earl and Avis retired and traveled, wintering in Venice, FL. In 2006 they returned to Valley City.
She will be fondly remembered by her survivors: daughters Cheryl (Keith) Olson, Valley City, ND and LuAnn White, Fargo, ND; grandchildren Jeremy Olson, Sanborn, ND; Jerelyn (Rob) Hofman, Boise, ID; Erik (Jessica) Opdahl, Fargo, ND Lindsey (Zach) Gunderson, West Fargo, ND; great grandchildren Tyler (Kaycee) Olson; Cody, Kelsey, and Mya Hofman, Madison Lovell, and Grayson Opdahl; great great grandson Thor Olson; Step-grandchildren Steve (Barb) Busche, Jamestown, ND, Suzanne (Jay) Heise, Valley City, ND, Ken Busche in Washington; sisters Myrtice Hektner, Palm Beach, FL, Joyce Ryg, Roswell, NM, Joan (Wallace) Linde, Fargo, ND, Janice (O’Neil) Oppegaard, Valley City, ND; brothers Dale (Beverly) Olson, Eagen, MN, Alan (Maxine) Olson, Crystal, MN, Curtis (Myrna) Olson, Irvin, UT; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husbands Clarence Boelter and Earl Busche, sisters Evelyn Peterson, Arzelle Haseleu, and Lois Rodlend; step-sons Larry and Keene Busche; and step-grandson Cory Busche.