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Helen Maxine (Merrill) Busboom

October 18, 1927 ~ August 17, 2022 (age 94)

Obituary

Helen Maxine (Merrill) Busboom, of Seward, was born on October 18, 1927 to Wiston and Amy (Fougeron) Merrill in Pleasant Dale, Nebraska.  She attended elementary school at District #17 in Pleasant Dale and graduated from Pleasant Dale High School.  She then attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln for one year earning her teaching degree. She taught in a country school for two years. On May 23, 1948, Helen was united in marriage to Harold Busboom at United Methodist Church in Pleasant Dale.  Helen was a farm wife and worked as a secretary at the State Capitol and also for UNL Textiles Clothing and Design for 22 ½ years retiring in 1992.  In her free time, she enjoyed teaching piano and organ which she did for 25 years.  She was also the church organist at Zion Lutheran church for 26 years where she was a loyal member.  Music was Helen’s passion.  She composed many instrumental numbers, a few with words and she made arrangements for piano and organ duets.  She also rewrote The Lord’s Prayer making it easier for people to sing at church.  Helen was an avid photographer. She did photography for anniversaries and weddings.  She also made copies of old pictures of Zion Lutheran Church and worked on the Pleasant Dale History video committee.  Helen passed away on August 17, 2022 in Seward, Nebraska at the age of 94 years, 9 months and 30 days.  She is survived by her children, Carolyn Busboom of Lincoln, Nebraska and Wayne Busboom of Seward, Nebraska; grandchildren, Clayton Busboom and Becky Busboom both of Lincoln, Nebraska; great grandchildren, Hannah Busboom, Riley Busboom and Kinsley Busboom; many nieces and nephews.  Helen was preceded in death by her parents, Wiston and Amy Merrill; husband, Harold Busboom; sisters and brothers-in-law, Joanne and Melvin Lostroh, Gene and Julia Lee Melichar and Cheryl Ott; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Nelda and Norval Brandt.  

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Services

Visitation
Friday
August 19, 2022

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Volzke Funeral Home
147 Main Street
Seward, NE 68434

Gathering of Family and Friends
Friday
August 19, 2022

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Volzke Funeral Home
147 Main Street
Seward, NE 68434

Funeral Service
Saturday
August 20, 2022

10:00 AM
Zion Lutheran Church
2244 N.W. 126th Street
Lincoln, NE 68528

Interment

Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery
2244 NW 126th
Lincoln, NE 68528

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