Richard Buuck, 101, Decatur, passed away at 12:05 a.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Woodcrest Nursing Center. He lived in the same home his entire life.
He was born on Sunday, September 1, 1912, in Adams County, to the late Otto and Maria (Decker) Buuck.
Richard married Margaret S. Hoffman on May 8, 1943, in the Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur; she passed away on February 14, 2013.
Richard was a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church-Friedheim.
He was a lifelong Preble Township farmer, operated a Hoosier Homestead family farm that has been in the family for more than 150 years. During his long life, Richard was a substitute rural mail carrier for 17 years, bartender at the Hi-Ho-Inn in Poe, worked at Detroit Wire Die in Ft. Wayne, and operated R. Buuck & Sons Drainage Contracting.
Surviving are his sons, Ronald (Bonnie) Buuck of Ossian, Allen (Shirley) Buuck, Clifford Buuck and Calvin Buuck, all of Decatur; his daughter, Suzann (Leonard) Rekeweg of Monroeville; caregiver, Ruby Werling; 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 (fiancee, Elizabeth Burkhalter) Buuck ; two step-grandchildren, Shane (Tessa) Rekeweg and Curtis (Amy) Rekeweg; 19 great-grandchildren, Andrea (Nathan) Avery; Allyssa (fiance, David Anderson) Johnson; Kayla and Victoria Johnson; Ethan, Christian and Grayson Lehman; Zane and Grace Buuck; Logan, Zachary and Dalton White; Laurenl, Noah and Levi Selking; Maddox, Veronica, Evan and Charlotte Franz; five step-great-grandchildren, Jacob and Mackenzie Dykes; Alexa, Madison and Ben Rekeweg.
Preceding Richard in death were one son-in-law, Loren Franz; one brother, Henry Buuck; four sisters, Clara Bultemeier, Edna Scheumann, Hilda Scheumann and Almida Liggett.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church – Friedheim, with Rev. Daniel Dahling officiating.
Internment will follow in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery- Friedheim.
Friends will be received from noon-3 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. Sunday at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.
Preferred memorials are to Zion Lutheran Church-Friedheim; Worship for Shut-Ins; donor's choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.zwickjahn.com.