Phyllis Buehler

Sioux Falls

Phyllis Buehler, 87, of Sioux Falls and formerly of Forestburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, at Dow Rummel Village in Sioux Falls.
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 23, at Dow Rummel Village Halladay-Peterson Chapel in Sioux Falls. Burial was in Restlawn Memorial Gardens in Huron. Visitation was from 5-7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 22, at the Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.
Phyllis Lucille Senska Buehler was born Oct. 1, 1930, to Loyd and Lucille (Kundert) Ellingson in Forestburg. She attended elementary school and graduated from Forestburg High School in 1948. She attended Augustana College for a year and a half.
On March 26, 1950, Phyllis was united in marriage to Boyd Senska at her parent’s farm near Forestburg, and to this union four children were born. The couple farmed north of Forestburg near the James River. Boyd passed away on Oct. 30, 1971.
On Dec. 18, 1987, Phyllis married Russ Buehler in Sioux Falls. They made their home there and wintered in Tucson, Ariz.
During her lifetime, Phyllis was a teacher’s aide at Forestburg School and worked at dress shops in Mitchell and Sioux Falls. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, baking, sewing and traveling.
Phyllis is survived by her husband, Russ Buehler of Sioux Falls; her children, Wanda (Dale) Swenson of Woonsocket, Gwen Senska, Cullen Senska, and Neil (Jeri) Senska, all of Forestburg; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Glenda (Senska) Thompson, Phyllis Senska, and Dianna Senska; three step-sons, Jack (Gog) Buehler, Barry Buehler, and Robert (Carol) Buehler; and several cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Boyd; her brother, Robert Ellingson; brothers-in-law, Avery Thompson, Eldon, Millard, Dean, and Edwin Senska; and sisters-in-law, Katherine and Selma Senska.
Memorials may be directed to Dow Rummel Village’s Financial Assistance Endowment.

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