Obit: Buker, Edward Gregory (1933 - 2004)

Contact: Kipp Kippenhan

----Source: Wednesday, February 25, 2004, Tribune - Record - Gleaner

Edward Buker

Edward "Pete" G. Buker, 70, Neillsville, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, at his sister's home. Following a 10 a.m. visitation, funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, March 1, at Cuddie Funeral Home in Greenwood. The Rev. Mark Schwinn will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenwood City Cemetery. Full military rites will be conducted by the Greenwood American Legion Post #238.

Edward Gregory Buker was born on June 19, 1933, in Rhinelander, to Orlando "Rug" and Mary Ann (ne Rogillio) Buker. He was raised and educated in Greenwood, graduating from Greenwood High School in 1952. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1953 until Nov. 1, 1956. He married Natalie Carroll in California in 1956, in California. They later divorced. He returned to Wisconsin and worked in an auto parts distribution warehouse in Milwaukee for 14 years. He then returned to Neillsville where he worked for many years at Model Laundry and later at the American Legion Hall. He resided in Neillsville until the time of his death.

Survivors include his mother, Mary Ann Buker, Neillsville; his children, Gregg (Cindy) Buker, Harrisonburg, Virginia, Michael (Doris) Buker, Royse City, Texas, and Douglas (Sylvia) Buker, Justin, Texas; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Donna Smith, Neillsville; his fishing buddy and close friend Tom Henneman, Neillsville; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Preceding him in death were his father, Orlando Buker, in 1941; his brother, John Buker, in 2001; his brother-in-law, Earl Smith, in 1998; and one sister, in infancy.

Cuddie Funeral Home, Greenwood, assisted the family with arrangements.



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