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“To my old and very dear friend Cheryl and to you Robert, Of course you know, some of my earliest childhood memories will be of Edna and you since our...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Scot Garlick - Vassar, MI

“Dear family,I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Buckner was a wonderful lady, and your family always made me feel like one of your own. I...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Janet (Beadle) Sternberg - MI

“John 14:2-4 1 Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. 2 In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Jennifer Wilkinson - Bay City, MI

“Uncle Bob & Aunt Edna have always been a treasured part of my life. I we'll remember their beautiful wedding so many years ago. I thank God for this...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Tom and Lois Dow

“I will always remember Aunt Edna's sweet smile and kindness. You will be missed. My love and prayers to Uncle Bob and Cheryl and family. ”
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Mrs. Buckner, age 86 years, passed away on Friday, February 21, 2014 at McLaren Bay Region. She was born in Flint, Michigan on June 24, 1927, to the late George and Jennie (Setterbo) Rude. Edna was a member of St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Richville.

On September 3, 1949, she married Robert L. Buckner in Salem Lutheran Church in Flint and he survives her. She also leaves a daughter, Cheryl (Greg) Wischmeyer of Essexville, 2 granddaughters: Sarah (fiancé, John Hirt) Wischmeyer and Allison (fiancé, Levi Heintzelman) Wischmeyer, a brother, James (Barbara) Rude and a sister-in-law, Doris Rude. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers: Owen Rude and Glen Rude.

Funeral service will be on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Richville. The Rev. Wes Gillaspie and the Rev. Robert Gadeken will officiate with interment following in St. Michael's Cemetery. Friends may call at Penzien-Steele Funeral Home, 149 N. Main St., Vassar on Monday, February 24, 2014 from 2:00-8:00 p.m.. She will lie in state at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until service time. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Michael's Lutheran Church.