Maxine Mary Buyck age 90 of Tracy, formerly of Garvin, passed away Friday, March 27, 2015 at Prairie View Senior Living in Tracy. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 30 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tracy. Visitation is 4:00-6:00 p.m. Sunday at the Tracy Area Funeral Home with a Rosary service at 4:00 p.m. and prayer service at 6:00 p.m. Burial will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Tracy Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Maxine Mary (Pommier) Buyck was born May 4, 1924 at home in Currie, Minnesota to Harvey and Deniege (Remily) Pommier. She was baptized and confirmed at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Currie, and attended Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School. Maxine later lived in Minneapolis where she worked at Excelsior Bakery. On January 15, 1948 she was united in marriage to Melvin Buyck at the church in Currie. Together the couple farmed near Garvin, where they raised their family. After selling the farm, they moved into Tracy, where she has resided since. Maxine was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tracy. She was a member of the CCW and she also served as the Reverent Life Commission Chairwoman. Maxine was also a 4H leader for many years. She enjoyed playing cards, especially 500, bridge & pinochle. Maxine was an avid reader. She liked to bake, especially cookies, and was a good cook. Maxine also enjoyed gardening and playing golf.
Maxine is survived by her children: Marsha (Tim) Shine of Jacksonville, FL, Jon (Beth) Buyck of Benson, Bill (Kitty) Buyck of Lake Mills, WI, Al (Julie) Buyck of Algona, IA, Joel (Lynn) Buyck of Garvin, Anna (David) Froehling of Rochester, and Merle (Judy) Buyck of Amherst, WI; 14 grandchildren: Martha, Sarah & Patrick; Michael & David; Michael, David & Daniel; Amy, Derek & Josh; Bobbi Jo; and Daniel & Ben; 12 great grandchildren; sisters: Gleva Ommen of Rock Island, IL & Janie Hoyt of San Antonio, TX; brother Bernal Pommier of Isle; sister-in-law Theresa Buyck of Tracy; and many other relatives and friends. Preceding her in death are her parents, husband Melvin, half sisters Pricella Remily and Leah Brown, brother Gerald Pommier, and sister Blanche Warn.