Mary L. Buckel

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MARY LOUISE BUCKEL (NEE TONNE) PORTAGE, IN Mary L. Buckel passed away, Saturday, August 31, 2013 at home surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born January 6, 1912 in Medford, WI to the late Wilhelm H. and Louise P. (nee Fredricks) Tonne. Mary Louise was a Chicago Providence High School graduate and a member of St. Francis Xavier Church in Lake Station. Mary married the love of her life, Gale J. Buckel, on October 11, 1941 at Sacred Heart in Lombard, IL. She was very proud of her family and loved being a wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, and enjoyed taking care of her family. Mary is survived by four sons; Paul J. (Darlene) Buckel of Mishawaka, IN, Gregory W. (Betty) Buckel of Fort Wayne, IN, John T. (Sandra) Buckel of Conneaut, OH, and Raymond F. (Gina) Buckel of Milwaukie, OR; daughter, Mary M. (Dennis) Richel of Portage; 19 grandchildren; and 25 great grandchildren. Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gale J. Buckel; sister, Catherine Kohlin; and seven brothers; Christopher, William, Theodore, August, Alexander, Jerome, and Robert Tonne. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pro-Life charity of donor's choice. A funeral service for Mary will be held Thursday, September 5, 2013 beginning with prayers at 9:30 a.m. at Rees Funeral Home, Olson Chapel, 5341 Central Avenue, Portage, and proceeding to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 2447 Putnam for a 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial with Rev. David W. Kime officiating. Burial will follow at Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood, IL. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 4, 2013 from 3:00-8:00 p.m. at Rees Funeral Home, Olson Chapel, with a 7:00 p.m. Rosary. There will also be additional visitation Thursday, September 5, 2013 from 8:30 a.M. until time of Prayers. (219) 762-3013 or online at:

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5341 Central Ave.
Portage, IN 46368
(219) 762-3013
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Published in The Times from Sept. 3 to Sept. 4, 2013
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