The Free Press, Mankato, MN


November 23, 2012

Leonard 'Buck' Buecksler

—   Leonard "Buck" Buecksler, 93, of Brooklyn Park passed away at Crystal Care Center on November 20th, 2012.

  He was born in McPherson Township near Pemberton, Minnesota on January 10th 1919 to Albert and Ella Buecksler. He married Phyllis Froland on September 16th, 1942. Buck is survived by his wife Phyllis; daughter, Jan Griffin of Eagle River, Alaska; and son, Gary Buecksler and wife Dixie Plymoth, MN. He had five grandchildren, Geoffrey Ferguson (fiancee Liz Hood), Kelsey Griffin, Michael Buecksler, Bill Buecksler, and Jayme Griffin. Buck worked for Standard Oil for twenty-six years with 12 years sales in Minneapolis. He enjoyed playing independent basketball for several years. Buck was inducted into the Army in 1940 and entered Europe on D Day + 10 days and served until 1945. Through his life Buck enjoyed fishing, pheasant and deer hunting, and faithfully followed all Minnesota sports teams. He is predeceased by parents Albert and Ella, brothers Robert, Lawrence, Ralph and sister Veronica Preston. Surviving Buck are sisters, Arlene Manthe, Gertrude Stavenau and brother Melvin Buecksler. Funeral will be held at Washburn-McReavy 5125 W. Broadway Crystal, MN on Monday at 11 a.m., 763-533-8463. Visitation is beginning at 9 a.m. Memorials may be given to Crystal Care Center, North Memorial Hospice, or Hope Lutheran Church, 5200 Emerson Avenue N. Mpls, MN.

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