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Swanton Cemetery
Saturday September 26th, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am

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St. Richard Catholic Church
Saturday September 26th, 2020

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Glen Paul Buckenmeyer

Glen Paul Buckenmeyer, lifelong farmer and Swanton, Ohio resident, entered into eternal life, Wednesday afternoon, April 22, 2020, in his home, surrounded by his loving wife and family.   He was 86.  Glen was born September 26, 1933 in the family homestead on Angola Road to Victor and Carrie (Smith) Buckenmeyer.  He was a 1951 graduate of Swanton High School.  On November 16, 1957, Glen married his beloved wife, Joanne Lange.

Glen was a journeyman millright and a progressive farmer.  Glen was a member of the Lucas County Farm Bureau and lifelong member of St. Richard Catholic Parish.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving and devoted wife and caregiver, Joanne Buckenmeyer; his sons, Paul (Donna) Buckenmeyer and Daniel (Amy) Buckenmeyer; daughter, Mary Pat (Tom) Krupitzer; grandchildren, Daniel, Jessica, Tristan, Wyatt, and Carrie - who was raised by Glen and Joanne since the age of 3.  Also surviving are 8 great-grandchildren; his sister, Helen Buckenmeyer; sister-in-law, Kathryn (Don) DiGiovanni and brother-in-law, James (Barbara) Lange.

Glen was preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Carrie; his daughter, Anne Marie Buckenmeyer; sisters, Betty O'Neill, Rita Cunningham and Ruth Hipp and brother, Dale Buckenmeyer.

Family and friends may visit Saturday, September 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at St. Richard Catholic Church in Swanton, where a Memorial Mass will begin at 11:00 a.m., with Fr. Eric Culler presiding.  

Facial masks and social distancing is required.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to St. Richard Catholic Church, 333 Brookside Dr., Swanton, OH 43558 or the Alzheimer's Association (https://www.alz.org/nwohio).

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Aunt JoAnne,
I am so sorry, I just found this. I pray that you and everyone are ok. Know that I am sending prayers and love your way. You all have always been on my mind and in my heart.
All my love.

Stephanie Cunningham Aug 23 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Joanne and Family, It seems like yesterday when all of our families on Angola and Lathrop Roads were busy planting and harvesting crops. The Buckenmeyer farm and homestead were always impeccable. I remember Glen either in the field, mowing the lawn, repairing a building or machine, or helping one of the neighbors. I have tried to relate the long-time, fond relationships we had with our neighbors with our grandchildren. These memories will never be forgotten. May you find strength through these difficult times. Janet Craig Azar

Janet Craig Azar May 15 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Joanne, I remember you all as wonderful neighbors while I was growing up. When our parents grew old you showed great compassion and support. When I needed help you were there. As a child, I remember Glen as kind, always smiling. Know that you have our greatest sympathy for your loss. May God grant you peace and comfort. Sincerely, (Jim) and Doryl (Dodi) Sharples Hodgins

Doryl Hodgins May 14 2020 12:00 AM

You are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care!

Pat Johnson Apr 29 2020 12:00 AM

You won't know who I am but my husband Ted and I were teachers at Swanton High School from 1950-54. Glen was a senior the first year we were there. I did not have him in class but I remember him. He was a very capable student and was a true gentleman! You certainly have my sympathy at this time of the loss to your family. May our gracious Lord comfort you in your sorrow.

Dora Titgemyer Apr 28 2020 12:00 AM

Joanne, Mary Pat and Carrie ~~ I am so sorry to hear that Glen has died. He was truly a gentleman in every sense of the word. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.

Beverly Will Apr 28 2020 12:00 AM

Dearest Joanne and family,
Glen's passing removes his physical presence from us, but NOTHING in this world will ever take away the beautiful memories that he planted, tilled and helped to grow and thrive. We wish you peace and God's love to wrap around your day-to-day lives and comfort you.
Love and prayers,
Carole & Jim Fuller

Carole & Jim Fuller Apr 27 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Joanne and family,
We were shocked to just hear of Glen's death. With everyone isolating, the message didn't get to us until today from Jim and Carole Fuller.
All of us have memories of good times at St. Richard's; our kids, the dances, the married groups we all participated in, and so many other fun times.
You and Glen were always willing to do whatever was needed to keep the faith going in our community. There were also great memories with Father Bob - what good times they were!!
We are thinking of you at this time and hope that the Good Lord is looking over your family and helping each of you get through this sorrow and loss.
God Bless You All,
Jim and Cindy McCaw

Jim and Cindy McCaw Apr 27 2020 12:00 AM

Sincere sympathy to you and your family. We have heard of Glen's declining health at our Mercy classmates lunches for a long time. You have been a supporting wife for Glen. May you find comfort knowing your classmates are thinking and praying for you. Love, Ruth Lucius

Ruth Lucius Apr 26 2020 12:00 AM

I was a millwright at jeep for many years with Buck, He was a great guy. He used to come to my house and play cards with us. That is a good memory. I know that he was failing for a while. So sorry to hear of his passing. My prayers go out to You and family.

Jim Misson Apr 26 2020 12:00 AM

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