WAHPETON—Buzz Vermeer, 76, of Wahpeton, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, at his home.

A public visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, at the Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home in Spirit Lake.

A private family memorial service was held at the funeral home.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home in Spirit Lake.

Online condolences may be left at www.spiritlakefuneralhome.com.

Bruce B. Vermeer was born on Aug. 9, 1945, in Grand Rapids, MI, to Elmer H. and Harriet (De Boer) Vermeer. He graduated from Sioux Center High School and attended Northwestern College in Orange City. He became an apprentice and later became a licensed Electrician for Johnny’s Electric in Sioux Center. He was later employed by the Sioux City Electricians Union. He later owned and operated Buzz’s Electric in LeMars. Buzz finished his professional career working for Mueske Electric in Spirit Lake. After retirement, for the last nine years he worked for Cutty’s Resort. He enjoyed mowing the lawns and taking care of the landscaping at the resort.

Buzz was united in marriage to Barbara Mouw in June of 1967. To this union, two children were born, Niki and Josh. He was later united in marriage to Mary L. Beckmann on Aug. 29, 1987, in LeMars.

At home he enjoyed doing woodworking, gardening, visiting with the neighbors, and splitting wood and selling it to local campers.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Mary Vermeer of Wahpeton; children, Josh (Jill Verduin) Vermeer of Alton, IA; Niki (Roger) Kredit of Sioux Center, IA; and former daughter-in-law Kim Moffitt of Brandon, SD; grandchildren, Trey Vermeer, Brooklyn Vermeer, Claire and Jonah Vander Kooi, Isaac Kredit, Jeremiah Kredit, Precious Kredit, Josiah Kredit; great-grandchild, Mavery Rea; sister, Paula (Dean) Van Roekel; brother, Mark (Shari) Vermeer; sister, Lisa (Jake) Rus; brother-in-law, Dale (Betty) Beckmann; brother and sister-in-law, Larry (Linda) George; and sister-in-law, Karen Beckmann.

He was preceded in death by his parents Elmer and Harriet, mother and father-in-law, sister-in-law Janice George and brother-in-law Larry Beckmann.