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