Obit: Buker, Edward "Pete" (1933 - 2004)

Contact: Kipp Kippenhan

Wednesday, February 25, 2004 edition of the Clark County Press

Edward 'Pete' G. Buker

Edward 'Pete' G. Buker, age 70, of Neillsville, died at his sister's home on Sunday, Feb. 22.

Edward Gregory Buker was born on June 19, 1933, in Rhinelander, the son of Orlando 'Rug' and Mary Ann (Rogillio) Buker. He was raised and educated in Greenwood, graduating from Greenwood High School in 1952. Pete served in the U.S, Navy from 1953 until Nov. 1, 1956. In 1956, he was united in marriage to Natalie Carroll in California. They later divorced. He returned to Wisconsin and worked at an auto parts distribution warehouse in Milwaukee for 14 years. Pete 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.

He will be sadly missed by his mother, Mary Ann Buker, of Neillsville; his children, Gregg (Cindy) Buker, of Harrisonburg, Virginia, Michael (Doris) Buker, of Royse City, Texas, Douglas (Sylvia) Buker, of Justin, Texas; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Donna Smith, of Neillsville; his 'fishing buddy' and close friend, Toni Henneman, of Neillsville; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, in 1941; his brother, John Buker in 2001; brother-in-law, Earl Smith in 1998; and one sister in infancy.

Services will be held at Cuddie Funeral Home, in Greenwood at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 1, with, Reverend Mark Schwinn officiating. Visitation will be held on Monday from 10 - 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in the Greenwood City Cemetery. Full military rites will be conducted by the Greenwood American Legion Post #238.

 

 


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