Margaret H. Buuck

    Margaret H. Buuck, 91, of Decatur, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2013, at her residence.
    She was born on Friday, May 20, 1921, in Decatur to the late Jacob and Minnie (Borne) Hoffman.
    Margaret married Richard Buuck on May 8, 1943, in the Zion Reformed Church in Decatur; he survives.
    She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Friedheim, and the Tabea Society of the church. She was a Sunday School teacher and a member of the church choir. She was a Key Lady for the Lutheran Homes Auxiliary for over 30 years and a member of the Poe Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.
    Margaret was a homemaker and a partner with her husband, Richard, operating the family farm. She had previously worked at the Schaefer Glove Company and General Electric in Decatur.
    Among survivors are four sons, Ronald (Bonnie) Buuck of Ossian, Allen (Shirley) Buuck, Clifford Buuck, and Calvin Buuck, all of Decatur; daughter, Suzann (Leonard) Rekeweg of Monroeville; sister-in-law, Dorothy Hoffman of Preble; caretaker, Ruby Werling of Decatur; 11 grandchildren, Sherri (Walter) Johnson, Julie (Tyler) Lehman, Roger (Bethany) Buuck, Loriann (Greg) White, Lynette (Paul) Selking, Brian (Sarah) Franz, Darin (Amber) Franz, Andrew Buuck, James Buuck, Daniel Buuck, and Michael Buuck; two stepgrandchildren, Shane (Tessa) Rekeweg and Curtis (Amy) Rekeweg; 18 great-grandchildren, Andrea (fiancé, Nathan Avery) Johnson, Allyssa (fiancé, David Anderson) Johnson, Kayla Johnson, Victoria Johnson, Ethan Lehman, Christian Lehman, Grayson Lehman, Zane Buuck, Grace Buuck, Logan White, Zachary White, Dalton White, Lauren Selking, Noah Selking, Levi Selking, Maddox Franz, Veronica Franz, and Evan Franz; and five stepgreat-grandchildren, Jacob Dykes, Mackenzie Dykes, Alexa Rekeweg, Madison Rekeweg, and Ben Rekeweg.
    Margaret was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold and Milton Hoffman, and one son-in-law, Loren D. Franz.
    Friends will be received from noon-3 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, February 17, at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, and 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Monday, February 18, at Zion Lutheran Church, Friedheim.
    Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, February 18, also at the church, with Pastor Daniel Dahling officiating.
    Burial will follow at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Friedheim.
    Preferred memorials are to Zion Lutheran Church, Friedheim; Worship for Shut-Ins; or donor's choice.
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