Marie Buch, 79

Marie Buch (nee Kachelmeier), 79, slept peacefully away on Jan. 7, 2013.

Marie was born on Aug. 19, 1915, in Barton, to Joseph and Frances (nee Halamka) Kachelmeier. She was one of 10 children and her family owned and operated the Kachelmeier Bakery, in Slinger, for many years.

On May 14, 1940, she married Nicholas Buch at St. Peterís Catholic Church, Slinger. Together, they raised their family, operated Standard Auto Service, and shared their lives until Nickís death on Feb. 5, 1977.

Most of Marieís life was spent as a Slinger resident, but her later years were lived outside of Wisconsin, in Madison, Ala. She was a talented writer, something she pursued throughout her life, and was always excited to learn something new. Her gentleness, adventurous spirit, and caring ways will be missed by all who loved her.

Marie is survived by her sons, Gerard Paul (Debbie), Joseph (Christine) and Richard Buch. She is grandmother to Kevin Buch, Anne (Sean) Moore, Beth (Dennis) Christensen and Christopher (Andrea Babineau) Buch. Great-grandmother of Patrick and Colin Moore and Arielle and Danielle Christensen. She is further survived by a sister, Rita Nichols, of Billings, Mont. and a sister-in-law, Ethel Kachelmeier, of Mesa, Ariz., along with many nieces, nephew, relatives and friends. She is preceded by her husband, an infant son, George, siblings Joseph, Al and Laddie Kachelmeier, Julie Ann, Veronica Dupont, sisters Limana, Anne and JoMarie Kachelmeier OSF.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at St. Peterís Catholic Church (200 E. Washington St. in Slinger) with the Rev. Richard Stoffel presiding. Visitation will be at the church on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, from 10 a.m. until time of mass. Interment of cremains will follow at Old St. Peterís Catholic Cemetery. Cremation services took place in Alabama.

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