Passing of Original #Rockstar Ma Buechel | Her Life & Legacy

Family of Founder of Natural Stone Veneer Company in Buechel Stone conference room.

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of one of our beloved founders, Alyce (Ma) Buechel. Ma Buechel has had an impact on so many of the #Rockstars on our team and we owe so much to her and Pa. Our collective hearts are heavy with sympathy for family and loved ones as we celebrate her life and legacy.

In December of 2016 we gathered footage to document Tim Buechel’s retirement. When we learned Ma Buechel’s health was starting to deteriorate late this summer, we retrieved the footage for compiling into a video with photos to preserve her first generation account of raising a family while building a company so that her memory may live on with Buechel Stone.

Family Business Award - Family of Founder of Natural Stone Veneer Company, Buechel Stone.

Click this link to view Ma’s obituary can be found on Sippel Funeral Home’s website. The following is an excerpt from it:

“Apart from her generous spirit, Alyce was also known to family, friends, and even strangers for her kind heart and willingness to help whenever possible – particularly in mending clothing, even for hours at a time. Aside from her love of sewing, the greatest love of Alyce’s life was her family and especially her husband, Francis, with whom she could always be found holding hands as they went about their adventures of life. She is now happily at rest with Francis where they can once again hold hands as they begin their next great adventure together.”

Founders of Natural Stone Veneer Company in portrait and standing in front of thin stone veneer panels at showroom event.

May she rest in peace with Pa. Pa’s Eulogy given by his grandson, Mike Buechel, can be found at

Brianne Lisowe-Johnson
Marketing Coordinator
Buechel Stone Corp.