Buckman, Lyle "Bob"
Lyle "Bob" Buckman, 93, Anston, passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Grancare Nursing Center in Green Bay. The son of Bud and Romea (Jahn) Buckman was born July 17, 1920, in Anston, where he graduated from Anston School in 1935; he was a 1939 graduate of Green Bay West High School.
Bob spent four years working at Boeing Aircraft in Seattle, WA, and then spent three years in the USMC Military Police, attached to the 1st Marine Division. On April 26, 1950, he married Lucille Karcz. She preceded him in death on May 29, 1987.
Bob owned and operated Buckman Refrigeration until 1962, and then worked for Fox Valley Heating & Air Conditioning until 1989. After he retired from the trade, Bob served as the Building Inspector and Zoning Administrator for the Town of Pittsfield, until 2006. He was a member of the Wisconsin Building Inspectors' Ass'n., Wisconsin Plumbing Inspectors' Ass'n., and the Wisconsin Electrical Inspectors' Ass'n., and was chosen as "Building Inspector of the Year" in 1996.
Bob was a faith-filled member of Peace Lutheran Church in Kunesh, the American Legion Post #337, Pulaski, the P.L.A.V. Post #178, Krakow, and the Theodore Roosevelt Masonic Lodge #322. He was a very active member of the Pulaski Lions Club for 45 years, held many officer positions (including two terms as President), and served on the Governor's Council for six years. He was a recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellowship and the Birch-Sturm Fellowship. Bob made several trips to Mexico with the Wisconsin Lions Mission, to help fit people for eyeglasses. He helped charter the Lions and Leo Clubs in Mexico. Bob was also instrumental in chartering the Pulaski High School Leo Club, and served as a Leo Club Advisor. Bob was a volunteer with the Wisconsin Lions Camp for many years. The future of the camp and the campers always had a special place in Bob's heart. As a token of appreciation for his community service, Bob was honored as the 2013 Grand Marshal of the Pulaski Polka Days Parade.
He enjoyed coffee and conversation with his "Coffee Club". Bob loved fishing and hunting, and went pheasant hunting every year for 56 years.
Survivors include his adopted son and daughter-in-law, Jim (Gladys) Saindon; two grandchildren: Kelly (Ron) Mroczkowski and Tim Saindon; four great-grandchildren: Jolene and Josh Mroczkowski, and Lyle and Makayla Saindon; a sister-in-law, Maytha Buckman; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille; a granddaughter-in-law, Robyn Saindon; a brother, Howard Buckman; a sister, Marion (Gordon) Sheedy; a brother-in-law, Bernard (Rachel) Karcz; and his special friend and companion, Shirley Sigl.
Friends may call at Peace Lutheran Church, (1954 Co. U, Green Bay) Kunesh, from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. Sunday. The Lions Service will take place at 6:30 p.m., followed by the Veterans Service at 6:45 p.m. The visitation continues after 10:00 a.m. Monday at the church. The Funeral Service will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Monday, Pastor Stuart Dornfeld officiating, followed by full military honors by the Pulaski Area Veterans Group. Entombment will take place in Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay.
The family extends their gratitude to the entire staff of Grancare Nursing Center for their wonderful care and would like to thank the entire Sigl family, especially Linda, for all of their tender loving care throughout the years.
Online Condolences may be expressed at www.marnochafuneralhome.com
Marnocha Funeral Home
186 E. Pulaski Street Pulaski, WI 54162
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Apr. 25 to Apr. 27, 2014