Joseph D. Buchanan


Feb. 5, 1941 - Nov. 26, 2012



Joseph D. Buchanan of Eagle passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at the age of 71 at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. He was born Feb. 5, 1941, in Green Bay, the son of Geneva (nee Johanski) and the late Merlin Buchanan.


Joe married Bonnie Belair on June 23, 1962, in Green Bay. She preceded him in death March 6, 2008. Joe was a machinist at Andes Candies in Delevan and previously at Amron in Waukesha. He was a lifetime member of the NRA and loved trap shooting.


Joe is survived by his children, Donald (Kim) Buchanan of East Troy and Lisa Buchanan of Necedah. He was the proud grandpa of Zachary, Tyler, Michael, Alyssa, Joshua and Natasha and great-grandpa of Elizabeth and Anthony. He is further survived by his mother, Geneva Buchanan; brothers, Bob (Janet) Buchanan of Depere and Chuck (Jean) Buchanan of Green Bay; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial service Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home, 930 Main St. (Highway ES), Mukwonago. 


The family would like to thank Bob and Jean Loth, the East Troy Rescue, Deputy Nichols, Dr. Palmer and the ICU staff at Waukesha Memorial Hospital for the care they provided to their family.


Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Services in Mukwonago is serving the family. For more information, call 363-7126 or visit online at www.schmidtandbartelt.com.