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Maureen Kay (Busch) Schiefen

April 11, 1940 — October 5, 2023

Hawarden, Iowa

Hawarden, IA: Maureen Kay (Busch) Schiefen, 83, of Hawarden, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 5, 2023, at Hillcrest Health Care Center of Hawarden. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, October 10, at 10:30 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Hawarden with Fr. Mauro Sanchez officiating. Burial will follow at Grace Hill Cemetery of Hawarden. Luncheon at the church to follow graveside. Public viewing will be held at Porter Funeral Home of Hawarden on Monday, October 9, from 2:00-6:00 PM.


   Maureen Kay (Busch) Schiefen was born on April 11, 1940, at home in Alsen, South Dakota to Roy and Ardis (Nelson) Petersen. She graduated from high school in Beresford, South Dakota in 1958. Maureen married Duane Busch on November 22, 1958. She was a devoted mother, homemaker, and wife. She loved her flowers, baking, and gardening. Duane passed away on July 24, 1998.


   Maureen married Lawrence Schiefen on April 21, 2001. They enjoyed many years of dancing, traveling, and spending their golden years together.


   She is survived by her husband, Lawrence; children, Diane Otis, Debbie (Dan) Baker, Rhonda Briggs, and Steve (Shelly) Busch; 7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Sharon (Roger) Jensen; step-children, Debby (Jim) Howe, Dawn (Darwin) Bockelman, Matt (Shawn) Schiefen, and Stephanie (Lyle) Hulshof; 12 step-grandchildren; 13 step-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Bev Rieper; and brother-in-law, Bill (Mary) Schiefen.


   Maureen was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Ardis Petersen; husband Duane Busch; and brothers, Terry and David Peterson.

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Monday, October 9, 2023

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Tuesday, October 10, 2023

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