Sandra J. “Sandy” Buss

Sandra J. “Sandy” Buss

Sandra J. “Sandy” (Helland) Buss, age 71 of Gratiot, died Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital.

Sandy was born August 14, 1946 in Monroe, the daughter of Duane E. and Susan P. (Preston) Helland. She graduated from Juda High School in 1964 and nurses training at the Freeport Memorial School of Nursing. She worked as a Registered Nurse at several locations including St. Clare Hospital and Pleasant View Nursing Home before retiring in 2012. She married Robert F. Buss on April 12, 2004 in Darlington.

Sandy loved everything outdoors from splitting wood, collecting rainwater for her many flowers, and tending to her animals. She had a love of horses and will be sadly missed by her two dogs, Teddy and Micky. She also enjoyed helping her husband at the Busstop Tavern in Wiota for several years.

Sandy is survived by her husband, Bob Buss of Gratiot; her mother, Susan Helland of Monroe; five sisters, Bette (Tony) Reynolds of Monroe, Peggy Helland of Argyle, Di Helland of Juda, Linda Helland, and Deena (Michael) Buol, both of Monroe; a special friend, Dr. Christine Langemo of Argyle; and a special cousin, Bobette Preston of Brodhead. She was preceded in death by her father, Duane, in 2008.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Memorials are suggested in Sandy’s name to the Green County Humane Society. The Newcomer Funeral Home, Monroe, is assisting the family. Condolences may be shared at