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Helen M. Buschen, 97

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Helen Mary (Borntrager) Buschen, 97, died in her sleep at home in Chicago, Ill., May 15, 2006.

She was born June 29, 1908, in Rensselaer, Ind., the fifth of seven children. She was raised on a farm, attended a one-room country school and then St. Augustine Grammar School transported by a horse-drawn buggy during warm weather and on a horse-drawn sleigh in winter. She was the first in her family to graduate from high school.

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