Lloyd L. Buchfinck Jr.
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Deyo-Davis Funeral Home - Columbus
1177 W. Fifth Avenue
Columbus, OH
BUCHFINCK Lloyd L. Buchfinck Jr., 68, of Columbus, completed his journey through Alzheimer's disease on January 7, 2010 at the Columbus Alzheimer Care Center. Lloyd was born December 25, 1941 in Hyannis, NE to Lloyd L Buchfinck Sr. and Glenna Hodges Buchfinck. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother John "Jack" Buchfinck. Lloyd graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and the University of West Florida (receiving an honors degree in history). He was a retired Major, with 21 years of service in the U.S. Air Force, Viet Nam veteran and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross; member of Northwest Christian Church. Lloyd is survived by his wife, Ann Kaltenbach Buchfinck; daughter, Niki (Michael) Buchfinck Jarrett of NV; son, Donn L. Buchfinck of CA; four grandchildren; step-children, Aaron T. Smith and Amy D. (Jose) Smith-Gonzales; mother-in-law, Virginia Kaltenbach; and sister-in-law, Jill Buchfinck of Mullen, NE. A service celebrating Lloyd's life will be held at Northwest Christian Church, 1340 Fishinger Rd., 11 a.m., Thursday, with Rev. Cindy Adcock and Pastor Jeff Wheeler officiating. One hour prior to the service, the family will welcome friends. Interment will be at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, NE. The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to the staff of the Columbus Alzheimer Care Center, Odyssey Healthcare, the Columbus Alzheimer's Association and the Gerlach Adult Day Program. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Central Ohio Chapter, 3320 Tremont Rd., Columbus, OH 43221, Odyssey Healthcare, 540 Officenter Place, Suite 100, Gahanna, OH 43230, or the Northwest Christian Church. Arrangements by DEYO-DAVIS FUNERAL HOME. Online condolences may be made at www.deyodavis.com
Published by The Columbus Dispatch from Jan. 10 to Jan. 13, 2010.
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Precious little Annie -
Knowing both you and Lloyd has been a blessing, even though he was already battling dementia when I met him. The love you shared and your amazing caregiving were inspiring. Blessings to you and yours as you grieve; may the best of your memories together comfort you now and always. Love,
Michele Stokes
January 13, 2010
Ann, I'm so glad that we got to visit over dinner last September. I'm holding you close in thought.
Sandy Fitzgerald Westfall
January 11, 2010
Dear Mrs. Buchfinck and Family,

Our sincere sympathy in the passing of your husband, Lloyd. We gratefully acknowledge his service to our country so that we can embrace the freedom we have today.

Sincerely,
Buckeye Military Moms, Chapter 9
Blue Star Mothes
Columbus, OH
January 11, 2010
Ann, please accept my condolences. I remember lloyd as one of the most engaging and outgoing people in our pilot training class. He was always smiling except just before a check ride but then none of us smiled then either!. I regret that I was not able to attend the two reunions and to see Lloyd before he passed away. I will always think fondly of him
Jim Dawdy
Jim Dawdy
January 11, 2010
Char and I reunited with you and Llyod at our class reunion,2004, (class 66A Reese AFB). It was good to see you both then. We send our thoughts and prayers to you.
Donald Puchalski
January 11, 2010
I served with Lloyd in the 20th Special Operations Squadron from 1980 -1985. He was always the consummate "Warrior"
and professional Military man. I consider it an honor to have known and flown with Lloyd.
He will be missed by all that knew him.
Don Nieto
USAF ret.
Donald Nieto
January 10, 2010
Ann,

Lloyd had a wonderful smile. I wish I had had a chance to know him better. May God's peace be with you. Thank you for sharing with me!

Becky Rogers
Becky Rogers
January 10, 2010
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