Frederick E. Buechler
January 5, 1944 - January 23, 2014
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FREDERICK E. BUECHLER
Mr. Fred Buechler, of Cedar Grove, formerly of Belgium, passed away Thursday afternoon, January 23, 2014, following a traffic accident in the Town of Farmington. He was 70 years old. Fred was born in Port Washington on January 5, 1944, son of Edwin and Germaine Gangelbauer Buechler. He grew up on the family farm in the Town of Belgium and attended St. Mary Catholic School before attending Port Washington High School. He graduated with the Class of 1962 and then went on to serve in the US Army, stationed in Korea. On July 15, 1967 Fred was united in marriage with Cheryl DuCharme at St. Mary Catholic Church, Lake Church. The couple settled on a farm in the Town of Belgium and started their family. Mr. Buechler was active in many community organizations. In the Knellsville 4H he had been a Swine leader, part of the Dairy Promotions Committee and the auctioneer for the Ozaukee and Washington County Fairs. As a member of the Belgium Lions, he received the Merlin Jones Award. Fred was also a board member of Kettle Lakes Co-op and a member of Belgium American Legion Post 412. In 2002 Fred started his livestock trucking and auctioneer business. Mr. Buechler was a member of Divine Savior Parish and enjoyed hunting and the occasional casino trip in his spare time. Fred is survived by his wife Cheri, their three children: Brenda (Donald) Mueller of Belgium, Brian (Irene) Buechler of Cedar Grove and Bret (Jodi) Buechler of Oostburg, eight grandchildren: Dustin, Nathan, Matthew, Hunter, Alex, Faith, Max and Paige, and three great-grandchildren: Jordyn, Avry and Cash. He is also survived by his mother, Geri Buechler of Belgium, sisters Kathleen (the late Patrick) Kernan of Port Washington, Carol (the late Edward) Eckert of Sheboygan and brother Edwin (Judy) Buechler, Jr. of Belgium. Further survivors include sister-in-law Barbara DuCharme of Port Washington, brother-in-law Roger (Susanne) DuCharme of Peshtigo, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his father. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 7PM on Tuesday, January 28th at Divine Savior, Holy Cross Chapel, 5332 Hwy B, Belgium, Father Todd Budde will preside. Fred will be laid to rest with Military Honors at St. Mary Parish Cemetery, Lake Church, the following day. The family will receive visitors at the CHURCH on Tuesday from 3-7PM, with Lions and American Legion walk-throughs before the service. ... Read More


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Tue, January 28, 2014
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM


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Divine Savior Parish- Holy Cross Chapel
5332 Hwy B
Belgium, Wisconsin


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Tue, January 28, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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Divine Savior Parish- Holy Cross Chapel
5332 Hwy B
Belgium, Wisconsin


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Paul Olmstead
Feb 4, 2014

Cheri and Family, We have been out of state, traveling since mid-December, and just heard about Fred's passing. Our thoughts and prayers as you journey through the difficult days ahead without Fred. Paul and Susan Olmste... more

Feb 4, 2014
Cheri and Family, We have been out of state, traveling since mid-December, and just heard about Fred's passing. Our thoughts and prayers as you journey through the difficult days ahead without Fred. Paul and Susan Olmstead (and Austen, Alex, Zeb)

Paul Olmstead
Ken and Margo Kraus
Jan 29, 2014

So sorry for your loss. Our sympathy to the family.

Tom Bley
Jan 28, 2014

As I went through today, I thought about Fred and the whole Buechler family and the countless hours I spent with them in my early teens. Fred was a patient when needed, stern, when needed, and as good of a role model tha... more

Jan 28, 2014
As I went through today, I thought about Fred and the whole Buechler family and the countless hours I spent with them in my early teens. Fred was a patient when needed, stern, when needed, and as good of a role model that a young person could very hope for. I have always been thankful for the lessons I learned simply by working for him and watching his dillegence in his daily work. Everything that needed to be done, needed to be done right. May God's love for all his children comfort you always.

Tom Bley
Patty (Schmitt) Wallner
Jan 28, 2014

My parents lived next door to Freddy & Cheryl on Hy. LL in Belgium and were very good neighbors to them. It was many years ago but we don't forget good people. Please know that your family is in my prayers. God Bless.

Mindy Tesker
Jan 28, 2014

I have many memories of Fred over the past few years. I spent many summers on the farm with Dustin, Nate, and Matt. We got into a lot of things we shouldn't have over those summers and never once did Fred yell at us for ... more

Jan 28, 2014
I have many memories of Fred over the past few years. I spent many summers on the farm with Dustin, Nate, and Matt. We got into a lot of things we shouldn't have over those summers and never once did Fred yell at us for using his tools, racing the golf cart down the barn hill until it broke, etc. He would always fix it and have a smile on his face and let us be kids. He will be missed.

Mindy Tesker
Meagan Bowles DeMaster
Jan 28, 2014

To the Buechler Family: I am so sorry for the loss of Fred. Having been close to the family since I was a kid, my greatest memory of Fred is that he was the first (and only) person to show me how to milk a cow. I saw ... more

Jan 28, 2014
To the Buechler Family: I am so sorry for the loss of Fred. Having been close to the family since I was a kid, my greatest memory of Fred is that he was the first (and only) person to show me how to milk a cow. I saw a calf being born on the farm and spent a lot of time with Dustin Mueller exploring the barn, picking stones in the field, and trying to catch all the barn kittens. I will always be thankful for my "farm experience" as a kid thanks to Fred and Cheri Buechler.

Meagan Bowles DeMaster
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