LODI-Gene O. “Bucky” Buchanan, age 72, of Lodi, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born on Mar. 2, 1941, in Poynette, the son of Clifford and Charlotte Buchanan. He married Judy Paskey on Oct. 19, 1963. Gene worked for over 37 years as a mechanic for the State of Wisconsin in the Department of Administration and also for Mendota Mental Health. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and tinkering around his garage. There wasn’t a thing that he couldn’t fix. Gene also farmed with his son, Darryl. He loved the neighborhood get-togethers and backyard wildlife. Gene always thought of others first and put their health and needs before his own.

Gene is survived by his wife, Judy; children, Darryl (friend, Becca) Buchanan and Dawn Buchanan; brothers, Alan (Lynette) Buchanan and Dale (Janine) Buchanan; sister, Linda (Rick) Jacobson; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Hugh Buchanan.

Funeral services for Gene will be held at FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH, 206 Pleasant St., Lodi, at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, with the Rev. Michael Lee presiding. Burial will be at County Line Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church from 1 p.m. until the time of services on Sunday.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Huen, Dave Eberdt, and Kelly for all of the care they gave Gene.

Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.

Hamre Gunderson
Funeral & Cremation Care
157 S. Main Street
(608)592-3201