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Obituaries

Clayton F. Buettner

MENDOTA – Clayton F. Buettner, 84, of Mendota, died Monday, May 20, 2013, at Mendota Lutheran Home.

He was born May 31, 1928, in Sublette, to Raymond and Edna (Guether) Buettner. He married Lucille Althaus on Aug. 25, 1948, at Perkins Grove Methodist Church. He was a member of Zion United Methodist Church in Mendota, the Lee County Pork Producers, and Bureau County Cattle Feeder’s Association. He was a 4-H leader and a lifetime member of the Farm Bureau. He was a livestock and grain farmer in the Sublette area.

He is survived by his wife of Mendota; one son, Kenneth (Ruth) Buettner of LaMoille; three grandchildren, Jeff (Pam) Buettner, Doug (Allison) Buettner, and Tim (Danielle) Buettner; five great-grandchildren, Caden, Reiss, Calli, Ellyott, and Abygail; one brother, Wayne (Linda) Buettner of Kings; two sisters, Geraldine (Harold) Sauer and Lois Faber, both of Mendota; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph and Earl.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Merritt Funeral Home in Mendota. The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Deanna Mede officiating. Burial will be at Restland Cemetery in Mendota.

Memorials may be made to Zion United Methodist Church or the donor’s choice. 

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