November 22, 1924 – August 23, 2013
John Buchman, 88 passed away on August 23, 2013. Memorial mass will be 10:30 Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at the Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Catholic Church, 510 East 1st Street in Ankeny. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at 1:00 pm on Saturday, September 7, 2013, in Olwein, IA.
John was born to Eunice (Basham) and Harvie Buchman on November 22, 1924 in Hazelton, IA where he attended country school. Later graduating from high school in Aurora and attending college in Dubuque.
John married Kathaleen Molloy (Kay) in 1950. They moved to Des Moines and later to Ankeny where they lived for 50 years. John worked for Graybar Electric retiring after 35 years. He served his country in the merchant marines and then the army in the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion V.F.W., a master gardener for 10 years and OLIH church.
John will be greatly missed by his son, Tom Yancy (Chris); grandson Patrick Yancy (Amanda); great grandchildren, Caitlen and Brendan, a brother, Dale and a sister, Miriam and many nephews and nieces, also his many friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Kay; son, Terry; brother, Robert and his parents.Information provided by: Ankeny Funeral Home and Crematory 1510 West First Street Ankeny, IA 50021 515.964.4674 www.ankenyfuneralhome.com