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McClaine, Buddy R.

Buddy R. McClaine, age 92, formerly of Wisconsin Rapids, WI died Thursday, July 27, 2017 at The Wisconsin Veteran's Home in King, WI.

Memorial Services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, August 10, 2017 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Wisconsin Rapids, Rev. John Swing will officiate, burial will be in Pioneer Cemetery, with military rites provided by VFW Post #2534 of Wisconsin Rapids. Visitation will be held on Thursday at the Church from 10:00 - 11:00 AM. Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids, WI is assisting the family.

Buddy was born December 30, 1924 in Draper, WI to the later Richard and Selma (Reash) McClaine. He married Mary Hunter on September 2, 1946 in Park Falls, WI, she died July 8, 2011. Buddy was the owner of McClaine Barber Stylist in Wisconsin Rapids. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was awarded a Bronze Star for gallantry during the Battle of the Bulge. Buddy enjoyed fishing, gardening and doing real estate investments.

He is survived by his sons, Patrick (Arnetta) McClaine of Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Gregory McClaine of Eden Prairie, MN; one daughter, Susan (David) Howe of Gilford, New Hampshire; two grandchildren, Andrew (Sandy) McClaine of Eldorado, WI; Elizabeth McClaine and her husband Jason Dimitriadis of Moosup, CT; sisters Virginia Enhelder of Eau Claire, WI and Fay petit of Eau Claire, WI.

Buddy was preceded in death by his parents, wife Mary, brothers Marcus and Joe McClaine.
Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Aug. 5, 2017
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