DeLavina A. Buenzow, 90, formerly of Hawkeye, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at Grandview Healthcare Center in Oelwein. Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye with Rev. David R. Nelson officiating. Interment will follow at Hawkeye Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye and for one hour preceding services at the church Thursday. Online condolences may be left at 

DeLavina Anna, daughter of George and Lourena Haller Reisner, was born Dec. 30, 1923, at West Union. She attended West Union Schools and following graduation from high school, attended Iowa State Teacher’s College in Cedar Falls. She taught rural schools in Fayette County prior to her marriage. She was united in marriage with Kenneth Buenzow at Zion Lutheran Church in West Union June 23, 1946. A resident of Hawkeye for many years, De was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye where she sang in the church choir, taught Sunday school, and was active in the women’s circle. She worked briefly at the Ben Franklin store in West Union after her children were grown, and enjoyed sewing and baking. 

She is survived by five children: Nancy (Bernard) Hermanson of Panama, Stan (Nancy) Buenzow of Denton, Texas, Steven (Monica) Buenzow of Faribault, Minn., Kathy (Rodney) Senner of West Union and Terry Buenzow of Hawkeye; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one brother, Richard (Tommie) Reisner of Denver, Colo.; and one sister, Fonda Mae Jensen of Des Moines.

In addition to her husband, Kenny, who died Dec. 7, 2006, and her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Lorraine Kleppe.