Merrit William Buckman, 92
July 20, 1923 — Feb. 22, 2016
Merrit (Marty) William Buckman, 92, passed away Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, with family by his side. He was born to Roy and Dora (nee Gust) Buckman on July 20, 1923. He married Helen Back on May 31, 1944. Helen passed away March 2, 1946. He later met Lois Wolever and they were married Sept. 11, 1948. Marty and Lois went on to have 10 children. Lois passed away Aug. 19, 2012.
Merrit served in World War II from Sept. 30, 1942, to June 1943. Marty was a machinist and retired from P& H Harnischfeger. He enjoyed being a Boy Scout leader and volunteered for the Washington County Mental Health Center as a supportive care worker. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him and his big heart.
Merrit is survived by his children, Susan (Mike) Fischer, Lawrence (Anita), Paul (Annette), Michael, Mary (Paul) Fahey, Anthony (fiancé, Lisa), Andrew (Linda), Janet Josephson and Catherine Deluisa (fiancé, Kevin). He is further survived by 23 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; his sister, Patricia Conger; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by one son; one grandson; one great-grandson; brothers, Allen and Roy; sister, Jane Chappell; brothers-in-law, Clem (Grace) Wolever and Wayne Conger; and sister-in-law, Judith (Gerald) Schutta.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 26, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church (524 W. Historic Mitchell St., Milwaukee, WI) with Canon Jayr presiding. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, at the Phillip Funeral Home (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend, WI). Interment will be held Friday, Feb. 26, at Washington County Memorial Park.
A special thank you to the staff of Rosewood Manor in Grafton.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.