Saturday, May 18, 2013




ADDRESS:  Orland Park, IL


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  Friday, May 17 at Loyola Medical Center, Maywood, IL where he was a patient for the past 6 days


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:30 AM Thursday May 23 at Hemer Funeral Home, Rib Lake


OFFICIATING:  Rev. David Clements


INTERMENT:   Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake where there will be graveside military rites performed by the Rib Lake American Legion military honors team 


VISITATION:  Hemer Funeral Home, Rib Lake from 3-7 PM on Wednesday, May 22 and also from 10 AM until the time of services at 11:30 AM on Thursday, May 23


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 15, 1937 at Chicago, IL


EDUCATION: Chicago public schools


MARRIAGE: May 27, 1955 at Geneva, IL to Carol Dubuque and she survives


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: He was a US Army veteran of the Korean War.  After the service, he worked as a diesel mechanic and did auto body work in the Chicago area for a period of time.  He retired from International Harvester in Chicago after many years of employment.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, antique tractors and spending time on his computer.  He also enjoyed spending the summer months at their summer residence in Rib Lake.


SURVIVING SPOUSE:  Carol Bucki of Orland Park, IL


SURVIVING CHILDREN:  3 Daughters – Debbie (Jeff) James of Darien, IL, Denise (Mark) Elworthy of Tinley Park, IL, Donna (Charles Jr.) Bernhardt of Sandwich, IL


CHILDREN DECEASED:  2 Great Grandchildren:  Aubrey March Miller & Jaxon Scott Miller




SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Linda (Dennis) Houston of Rib Lake


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 2 Brothers – James & Frank Bucki


DECEASED FATHER:   Frank Bucki    DECEASED MOTHER:  Gertrude Wilhelms


PALLBEARERS:  Jeff Heiser, Zachary & David Bernhardt, Matthew Miller, Steven Stanula, Danny Johnson


OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the American Lung Association

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