Ione Helen Breuer -- Rochester

October 10, 2018

Ione Helen Breuer, 92, of Rochester, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, surrounded by her family. Ione was born Oct. 1, 1926, in Lake City to John and Helen Busch.

On Nov. 18, 1947, she married Gerold H. Breuer in Lake City. The couple lived in Lake City until moving to Rochester in 1956. After 30 years, they returned to Lake City to enjoy their retirement. Ione raised her five children, participated in many of her children’s school activities and was proud to be an election judge in both Rochester and Lake City. She excelled in many hobbies including baking, knitting, bowling, playing cards and gardening. She was an avid Vikings and Twins fan.

Ione is survived by four children, Patricia (Curtis) Palmer, of Flagstaff, Ariz., Debra (Jerry) Goretzki, of Rochester, James Gerold Breuer, of Camino, Calif., and Nancy (Richard) Joyce, of Rochester; three grandsons, Mitchell Joyce, Clint Mauk and Chad Long; brother, Ron L. Busch, of Sutter Creek, Calif.; sister-in-law, Faye Busch, of Lake City; one niece and three nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Gerry; daughter, Mary K. Long; sister, Marvel Nelson; two brothers, Jackie Busch and Donny Busch; sister-in-law, Patti Busch; and parents, John and Helen Busch.

A private family service will be held in Lake City. Blessed be her memory.

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