Connie Mae Buelow of Taylors Falls, Minn., died Aug. 13, 2020, at the Pillars Hospice Home in Oakdale, Minn. She was 80.

Connie was born June 6, 1940, to Duane and Marcella Bursell in St. Paul, Minn. 

Connie graduated from Wilson High School and Rasmussen School of Business. She was employed at Brown and Bigelow for eight years as a secretary and also worked at West Publishing Company in Stillwater. 

Connie and Jim were married in 1968. They raised their three sons on their Stillwater farm. In 1996 she and Jim moved to their present hobby farm north of Taylors Falls. Connie was very active in prison ministry. She and Jim served as volunteers in The Charis Ministry, a non-denominational Christian prison ministry, starting in 1989 and remaining active until her death. Connie always knew that when her life on earth ended, she would meet Jesus face to face. Her Christian walk was a witness to many. Her strong faith will be so missed by all who knew her. 

Connie was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Mary Ellen. 

She is survived by her husband Jim; sons Marc (Livi) and grandchildren Alexa and Hailey of Marine on St. Croix; Eric of Osceola, Wis.; Paul (Stephanie) and grandchildren Neave and Finn of Woodbury; stepson. Gary (Barb) and son James of St. Paul. She is also survived by her cousins, nieces and nephews, and many special friends. The family would like to thank the staff at the Pillars of Oakdale for their compassionate care. Connie had a beautiful, peaceful setting for her final days. 

A memorial service will be held at a later date due to Covid-19. The date, time and place will be published in this newspaper. Memorials preferred to The Charis Prision Ministry of Minnesota.  P.O. Box 102, Hopkins, MN  55343 or online at

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