Charles Buckmeier, 37, died on Thursday, August 23, 2007 at St. Mary's
Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.
Charles Alan "Chuck" Buckmeier was born in Hennepin County, Minnesota, on
January 15, 1970, and was adopted by Martie and Cecil Buckmeier on February
6, 1970. Following a short stay in Mankato, Minnesota, they moved to Fairmont,
Minnesota. where they resided until June of 1978. At that time they moved
to Shakopee, Minnesota, where Chuck graduated from Shakopee High School in
1988. He also attended Normandale Junior College in Edina, Minnesota.
Chuck worked for McFarland Truck Lines in Austin, Minnesota for a number
of years and most recently for Godfather's Pizza in Albert Lea, Minn.
Chuck was very fortunate to meet his birth mother, Shawnee McKenna
(Jerry) in 1994 and also found out that he had four half sisters, Suzanne,
Kesa, Audra and Lindsay, all of whom survive him today. Shawnee and Jerry
live in Randall, Minnesota, and Chuck has enjoyed many celebrations with his
Chuck in survived by his parents, Martie and Cecil Buckmeier, Lake Mills,
Iowa; by his brother, Andrew Buckmeier and his wife, Jody, and their son,
Alexander, New Richland, Minnesota; by two grandmothers, Lillian Buckmeier,
Fairmont, Minnesota, and Miriam Wehler of the Good Samaritan Home in Albert
Lea, Minnesota; by five aunts: Mary Voorhees, Ft. Worth, Texas, Charleen
(Fred) Zoeller, Fairmont, Minnesota, Mary (Don) DeSart, Albert Lea, Minnesota,
Marguerite Burmeister, Fairmont, Minnesota, Sharon Shumski, Fairmont,
Minnesota; and by two uncles, Floyd (Mary Lou) Buckmeier, Fairmont, Minnesota,
and Eugene Bell, Blue Earth, Minnesota.
He was preceded in death by two grandfathers, Charles D. Buckmeier and
Emil R. Wehler; by three uncles: Robert Wehler, James Buckmeier, and Earl
Burmeister; and by one aunt, Lois Bell.
A memorial service was held on Sunday, August 26, 2007 at St. John's
United Church of Christ, 309 North Main Street, Fairmont, Minnesota.
Interment will be at a later date. Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont is
handling the arrangements.
Memorials can be directed to the family at: 1003 Milton Avenue,
Lake Mills, IA 50450 -- www.lakeviewfuneralhome.net