Eugene G. Buhler, 86, of Oostburg, died at his home early Tuesday morning, Oct. 7, 2014.

Eugene was born Nov. 28, 1928, in the town of Lyndon, the son of the late Henry and Edna (TerMaat) Buhler. Eugene attended school at Five Corners.

He married Helen Keller on Aug. 28, 1948, in the town of Wilson.

Eugene served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict from 1951-53.

He was a supervisor at Reliance Construction for many years and retired from Northeast Asphalt in 1990.

Eugene was a member of St. Thomas Lutheran Church in the town of Lima.

He enjoyed car mechanics, cutting grass, travel, dancing, polka and waltz music, spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and watching the Green Bay Packers.

Eugene is survived by his wife of 66 years, Helen, of Oostburg; one daughter, Jean (Lawrence) Nysse of Plymouth; two sons, Gary (Kristin) Buhler of Plymouth and Curt (Dawn) Buhler of Sheboygan Falls; five grandchildren, Nathen (Jill) Nysse, Matthew (Nicole) Nysse, and Mitchell, Michael and Maria Buhler; three great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Ellen Buhler of Plymouth and Lila Gottsacker of Sheboygan; two brothers-in-law, Jim (Sherry) Keller of Wyoming and Floyd Wallo of Howards Grove; nieces and nephews.

Eugene was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Willard (Charlotte) Buhler and Robert Buhler.

A funeral to celebrate Eugene’s life took place at the Wenig Funeral Home in Oostburg on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 11, with the Rev. Frederick Jabs officiating. Burial and military honors followed at the Gardens of Peace Mausoleum in the town of Sheboygan.

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A memorial fund is being established in his memory for St. Thomas Lutheran Church.

The staff of the Wenig Funeral Home of Oostburg (920-564-2771) is serving the Buhler family.

The family would like to thank the staff of Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice, Aurora Sheboygan Memorial

Medical Center and in particular to Dr. Vivek and Lisa Haas, R.N. for their dedicated care given to Eugene and his family. A special thanks goes to Jean Meinen for the personal attention given to Helen and their family during this time.

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