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“Chuck, Sorry to hear about the loss of your father. May God bring you His Peace and comfort through this difficult time. ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Marilyn Lisowe

“Chuck, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at the loss of your Father. You have our deepest sympathy. Glenn & Charlotte Kees ”
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“Chuck, thinking of you during this difficult time. Just wanted to send our sympathy to you and wish that the Holidays bring you peace knowing he is...Read More ยป
3 of 5 | Posted by: Ann Konen

“Chuck, Deepest sympathy to you for the loss of your dad. Prayers that God will comfort you during this difficult time. Mariann ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Mariann (Lisowe) Uttecht - Armour, SD

“Our hearts are saddened to hear of your loss. Please feel our arms hugging you all at this time. ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Michael & Robin Klein - Napoleon, OH


Thomas Edward Buechel, age 80, of Chilton, died on December 14, 2012 at the Chilton Care Center in Chilton. He was born January 4, 1932 in Jericho, son of the late Clem & Margaret (Heimermann) Buechel. He married Eileen Broeckel on October 8, 1958 at St. Charles Catholic Church in Charlesburg; she preceded him in death on January 27, 1986. Tom proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. For 41 years following his discharge, Tom worked for Kohler Company and retired in 1994. Tom was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church, formerly St. Charles Parish, the Quinney Fishing Club and the Chilton VFW. He was a truly giving and caring person who enjoyed the time he could spend hunting, fishing, sturgeon spearing and playing round after round of Sheepshead with the many card clubs he belonged to. In his free time, Tom was known to take his dogs up to 'The Hill'; a place where he did his hobby farming, gardening, and tractor driving. Survivors include his son: Charles Buechel of Charlesburg; 3 grandchildren: Sindi, Jessica, Travis; 2 great-grandchildren: Taylor & Masen; 4 sisters and a brother: Bernadette Moehn, Monica Halbach, George (LaVerne) Buechel, Christine (Allen) Halbach, Veronica (Paul) Heinrich; 2 brothers-in-law: Joseph Propson, Alvin Propson; and a sister-in-law: Donna Buechel. He is further survived by many beloved nieces and nephews who were mentored by Tom throughout their lives. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a daughter: JoAnne Dickens; his father and mother-in-law: Anton & Romilda Broeckel; brothers and sisters: Bruno Buechel, Magdaline (Raymond) Joas, Benjamin Buechel, Bernice Propson, Albertine (Clarence) Kopf, Eveline Propson; and 3 other brothers-in-law: George Moehn, Earl Halbach, & Lester Broeckel. Funeral service will be at 11:30 am on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church (54 E. Main St.) in Chilton with the Rev. Bob Kollath officiating. Burial will be in the St. Charles Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Tuesday, December 19, 2012 and on Wednesday at the church from 10:00 am until 11:15 am. A Parish Vigil Service will be held Tuesday evening at the funeral home beginning at 8:00 pm.