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Paul Buckley dies at 87

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Porter resident Paul Buckley, 87, died Friday, June 8, 2007, at his residence.

He was born on Dec. 17, 1919, in Kenosha, Wis., the son of Paul and Teresa (Staley) Bucheister, who preceded him in death.

On Sept. 23, 1951, in Gary, he married Jean Graham, who survives in Porter.

He is also survived by a son, Dr. William (wife Stephanie) Buckley of Elkhart, Ind.; a daughter, the Rev. Wendy (husband the Rev. Timothy) Madsen of Buffalo, N.Y.; four grandchildren, Erick and JP Madsen of Williamsville, N.Y., and Rachel and Will Marshall of Elkhart; and eight nieces and nephews.

Funeral services, the Rev . Erik Bernth officiating, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Augsburg Lutheran Church, 100 N. Mineral Springs Road in Porter. Visitation is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway in Chesterton, with interment at Chesterton Cemetery.

Buckley grew up in Tiffin, Ohio, and attended Heidelberg College in Tiffin, then moved to Indiana to work at U.S. Steel, where he was a chemist until his retirement in 1984. He was also a member of Augsburg Lutheran Church.

He served with the U.S. Army during World War II as a forward observer in Battery B of the 924th Field Artillery Battalion, 99th Division, and was captured during the Battle of the Bulge and imprisoned at Stallag 13C.


Posted 6/11/2007