Lois C. Buckman, 84

Lois C. Buckman (nee Wolever), 84, of West Bend, passed away Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012.

Lois was born on July 7, 1928 to Harry and Catherine (nee Rentmeester) Wolever. She graduated from Glenbeulah High School and then attended Moraine Park Technical College. After her mother’s passing, she cared for her younger sister, Judy, and brother, John. She married Merrit W. Buckman and later cared for her father and his brother, Willis, while raising her family.

Lois was a volunteer at Washington County Mental Health Center as a supportive care worker, elder peer counselor and clerk typist from 1982-2003. She loved genealogy and was the family genealogist for more than 40 years. Lois was a charter member of Wisconsin Cemetery Association. Everyone who knew her called her “Ma.”

Lois is survived by her husband, Merrit, and children, Susan (Mike) Fischer, Lawrence (Anita), Paul (Annette), Michael, Mary (Paul) Fahey, Anthony, Andrew (Linda), Janet Josephson, and Catherine DeLuisa. She is further survived by 23 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, brother, John (Mary) Wolever, sister-in-law, Pat Conger, special friends, Henrietta and Lorayn, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends. She is preceded in death by one son, one grandson, one great-grandson, brother Clem Wolever, sister, Judith Schutta, and parents-inlaw, Roy (Dora) Buckman.

A private Mass of Christian Burial will be at Holy Trinity Catholic Church of Newburg. Interment will take place at Washington County Memorial Park of West Bend. Visitation will be at the Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend on Thursday, Aug. 23 from 4-7 p.m.

Memorials are appreciated to Midwest Dialysis (335 Mahn Court Oak Creek, WI 53154) or Wisconsin State Historical Society (816 State St., Madison, WI 53706).

A special thank you to Leslie with the VNA and the staff at Cedar Community with special mention to Jessy for all the care you gave to Lois.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; (262) 338-2050 / www.phillipfuneralhome.com.