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Joan Buiter, 83, Randolph, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at her home.

Joan was born Dec. 21, 1933, in Frankfort, Illinois, a daughter of Emko and Jennie (Vegter) Rutgers. On March 16, 1956, she was united in marriage to William Buiter in Oaklawn, Illinois. Joan liked music and was the church organist for many years. She was a homemaker and enjoyed taking care of her family. Her life was centered around serving Christ and God’s church. Joan was a member of Randolph Protestant Reformed Church.

Joan is survived by seven children, Laurie Jabaay, William Buiter both of Mentone, California, Bob (Kris) Buiter of Fox Lake, Joan (Dave) Hanko of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Wayne (Michelle) Buiter of Yucaipa, California, Heidi (Chuck) Doezma of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Rachel Buiter of Randolph; 31 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four sisters, Wilmina Lanting, Rena Regnerus, Connie (George) Vroom and Emma (Martin) DeVries; three sisters-in-law, Anne Vis, Clara (Rev. Gise) Van Baren and Sadie Knopper; five brothers-in-law, John Buiter, Albert (Jean) Buiter, Neal (Bernice) Buiter, Jim (Jan) Buiter and Rich (Mary) Buiter; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Buiter; her parents; parents-in-law; a brother, Harry (Sue) Rutgers; two sisters, Tillie (Jake) Fisher and Hilda (Henry) Zandstra; a son-in-law, Jim Jabaay; four brothers-in-law, Rev. George Lanting, Jacob Regnerus, Everett Buiter and Allen Vis; three sisters-in-law, Jeanne Buiter, Bertha (Wally) DeVries and Thea Buiter.

Visitation will be held Friday, Sept. 22, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Randolph Protestant Reformed Church, 229 Hammond Street, Randolph, and Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. until the hour of service at church.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Randolph Protestant Reformed Church with the Rev. Erik Guichelaar officiating. Burial will follow at Randolph Cemetery.

A memorial fund has been directed to Randolph Faith Christian School, 611 North Columbus Street, Randolph, WI 53956.

Randolph Community Funeral home is assisting the family. Visit