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WEST SALEM — Renee Buisman, 56, of West Salem passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and friends, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, at her home.

Renee was born on Dec. 21, 1960, in Waukesha, Wis. She was a 1979 graduate of West Salem High School and attended WWTI, graduating in the medical records field. Renee enjoyed working at St. Mary’s Hospital in Sparta, in the medical records department, where she developed many lasting friendships.

Renee enjoyed many years of playing pool and fantasy football with her close friends. She loved walking on the beach and snorkeling in Belize and Mexico. Renee enjoyed canoeing, camping, the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, and anything that involved watching her beloved son, Jay.

Renee is survived by her husband, Tom Buisman; loving son, Jay Buisman of West Salem; mother, Barb Reedich of Sparta; relatives, Robert (Kim) Reedich of Rockland, Kris (Curtis) Stello of Eau Claire, Wis., Kurt (Kelly Knox) Reedich; sister-in-law, Kim Reedich, David (Katie) Reedich; in-law’s, Don and Delores Buisman; nieces; nephews; extended family; and friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Clement and Harriet Brandt.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Mayo Clinic Health System Hospice Program who provided such loving and comforting care during her last days.

A celebration of Renee’s life will be held from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Home, Jostad Chapel, 121 N. Youlon St., West Salem.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the MS Society or Online condolences may be sent at

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