Bernadette Buchta 1927–2020 Faribault —Bernadette E. "Bernie" Buchta, age 93, of Faribault, died Sunday, December 27, 2020 at The Emeralds at Faribault. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 139 Mercy Drive, Faribault. Visitation will take place at Divine Mercy Catholic Church from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. preceding the funeral. Interment will be at St. Lawrence Catholic Cemetery, Faribault. Arrangements are being completed by the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault. Bernadette E., the daughter of Martin and Margaret (Nehotte) Buchta, was born April 4, 1927 in Faribault. She graduated from Bethlehem Academy in 1945. Her faith and her church were her life and breath. Bernie loved music and sang in both the St. Lawrence and Sacred Heart choirs. She was a lifelong parishioner of St. Lawrence Church where she served as sacristan as well as doing anything else that needed to be done. She also served as secretary at Sacred Heart Church and was the "pulse" to the pastors as well as getting information to staff and parishioners. Bernie worked as a bank teller in her younger days, loved walking (she never drove a car) and writing poetry. The hot pink house on 14th Street, one of the oldest homes in Faribault, was Bernie's home until she need more care. She is survived by a sister, Sylvia (and Augustine) Cheney; a brother, Donald (and Rita) Buchta, all of Hemet, CA; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Sr. Mary deChantal, OP. Visit boldtfuneralhome.com for information and guest book.
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