THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Thomas W. Buchman
Thomas William Buchman, passed away Monday, Oct. 29 at Aurora Bay Care Medical Center in Green Bay.
Born in Antigo, son of Lawrence Graves Buchman and Della Wierchke, he grew up living a simple country life and after high school enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.
He loved being outdoors and especially had a passion for antique cars and guns. His hobbies included hunting, fishing and camping. He was a semi-driver for years and enjoyed seeing the country over the road. With many health struggles, he retired early, but continued to enjoy spending as much time as he could outside and with family and friends. Although a quiet man most of the time, he was very kind hearted, funny and always smiling.
His wife, Cindy of Athelstane survives, along with four daughters, Stephanie Rockstead of Rochelle, Ill., Heather Buchman of Cudahy and Emilie Buchman and Krystal Buchman, both of Athelstane; two sons, Michael Buchman of Rochelle, Ill. and Jarrod Buchman of Athelstane; four grandchildren; a brother, Terry Buchman of Houghton, Mi.; two sisters, Shirley Pittman and Susan Stinett, both of Illinois and many nieces, nephews and family friends.
A memorial service will be held at Athelstane Presbyterian Church on Friday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m., with military honors conducted. A luncheon fellowship will follow. Contact Cindy Buchman at 715-759-5877 for more information.