Charlie Buettner
Charlie Buettner

Aug. 11, 1936-Oct. 1, 2019

DELPHOS — Charles E. “Charlie” Buettner, 83, of Delphos passed away on Tuesday at Vancrest Healthcare Center of Delphos.

He was born Aug. 11, 1936, at home in Delphos to Everett and Eleanor (Hesseling) Buettner, who preceded him in death. Sixty years ago, on Sept. 12, 1959, he was united in marriage to Doris Robinson. She survives in Delphos.

Charlie is also survived by one son, Steven (Bonnie) Buettner of Delphos; two daughters, Julie (Ralph) Chenoweth of Clarksburg and Denise (Bobby) Lucas of Chicago, Illinois; eight grandchildren, Brent Buettner, Emily Buettner, Eric (LeeAnn) Chenoweth, Laura (Will) Hamman, Eleanor (Trenton Bartley) Chenoweth, Emma, Ainsley and Sophia Lucas; three sisters, Eloise Shumaker, Marie Fullerton and Kathy (Tom) Raabe; and a sister-in-law, Bonnie Buettner. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Melvin “Bud” Buettner; a sister, Virginia (Jerry) Will; and two brothers-in-law, James Shumaker and Gordon Fullerton.

Charlie was a 1954 graduate of Delphos St. John's High School. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Delphos Eagles Aerie 471 and a past member of Knights of Columbus. He retired from Bunge after 21 years of service. He enjoyed working with metal and welding. Charlie’s true passion was farming. He loved checking the weather and farm market reports. He spent many hours and put many miles on his truck driving around surveying the fields.

Funeral mass will begon at 11 a.m. on Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Dennis Walsh officiating. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. on Friday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where a parish wake will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Endowment, St. John’s School or to donor’s choice.

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