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Yvonne "Buffie" Cloetens

December 11, 1921 November 17, 2018
Yvonne "Buffie" Cloetens
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Obituary for Yvonne "Buffie" Cloetens

Yvonne “Buffie” Louise Cloetens,
96, of Yale, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018, at MediLodge of Yale.
She was born in Brasschaat, Belgium, December 11, 1921, the daughter of the late Henri and Maria Hermans.
Her marriage to Louis F. Cloetens was in June of 1980. Louis died June 18, 1999.
Buffie attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Yale and was a member of the Port Huron Hospital Women’s Auxiliary. She moved from Belgium to Canada in 1954 where she owned her own beauty salon. Buffie moved to St. Clair Shores in 1971 then eventually from Fort Gratiot to Yale in 2008. She enjoyed flower gardening, knitting hats for the new born babies at Port Huron Hospital and traveling to Belgium to visit family and spending winters in Florida.
Surviving are two daughters, Ria (Richard) Giuliani of Brockway Township and Elsa McPhee of Sarnia; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, one brother; a step-son, Ernest Cloetens of Oak Park as well as several nieces, nephews, and many friends.
She is preceded in death by one brother and two sister.
Her family honors the memory of Buffie and invite you to visit and share memories Monday, November 26, 2018, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Kaatz Funeral Directors, Yale. Rite of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Yale, with 10:00 a.m. visiting. Fr. Tom Kuehnemund will officiate.
Memorials are suggested to “American Cancer Society”.


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Visitation

Monday

26

Nov

5:00 PM 11/26/2018 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 11/26/2018 8:00:00 PM
Kaatz Funeral Directors - Yale

10 South Main Street
Yale, MI 48097

Kaatz Funeral Directors - Yale
10 South Main Street Yale 48097 MI
United States

Visitation

Tuesday

27

Nov

10:00 AM 11/27/2018 10:00:00 AM - 10:30 AM 11/27/2018 10:30:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Yale

310 North Main Street
Yale, MI 48097

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Yale
310 North Main Street Yale 48097 MI
United States

Mass

Tuesday

27

Nov

10:30 AM 11/27/2018 10:30:00 AM - 11:15 AM 11/27/2018 11:15:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Yale

310 North Main Street
Yale, MI 48097

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Yale
310 North Main Street Yale 48097 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Cancer Society

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