Paul R. Buchner Obituary – Fond du Lac Reporter

Paul R. Buchner, 82, of Fond du Lac, died Sunday June 5, 2022 at the Crossroads Care Center. He was born on September 26, 1939 in Manitowoc to Joseph and Lorraine (Dubey) Buchner. In 1957, Paul enlisted in the US Navy and served until 1960. On August 19, 1961, he married Sandra L. Hronek in Manitowoc. She preceded him in death on December 2, 2015. In 1967 Paul moved his family to Fond du Lac for his job at Mercury Marine. He retired in 2002 after working there for 34 years. In 2004, Paul came out of retirement and began working at Badger State Auto Auction where he would drive vehicles for the next 7 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time in his favorite place: up north on his ten wooded acres. There, Paul always said, “Life doesn’t get any better than this.” He was also a member of Eagles Aerie #270 for the last 17 years. Those who survived include his three children Tina (Mark) Rabe of Fond du Lac, Todd of Campbellsport and Chris; his three “honored children”, Judy and Terry Rentmeister, and Tony (Peggy) Soll; three grandchildren, Barb (John) Goldapske from Fond du Lac, Shane (Gail) Rabe from Oshkosh and Amy Jo (Scott) Beck from Ripon; nine-level great-grandchildren, Kaden, Hunter, Madysyn and Caleb Goldapske, Landon Rabe, Emmersyn, Brecken and Greysen Beck; four “honorary” grandchildren, Gina (Glenn) Buelow, TJ (Kelly) Rentmeister, Jacob and Benjamin Soll; five “voluntary” great-grandchildren, Logan, Isabella, and Landon Buelow, and Lily and Holly Rentmeister; a sister, Sandra (Frank) Demell; and a brother, Thomas (Cathy) Buchner. Additionally, he is survived by nieces, nephews, other family members, and friends, including his special friends from Breakfast at Boda’s and his card club. as well as his special friends from up north, Dick (Barb) Guerts and Ken (Mary) Bernarde. His parents and wife preceded him in death; a sister and two brothers; a step-great grandson, Dakota Goldapske; and special friend Jack Guell, who loved going up north with him. A memorial service will take place on Sunday, June 26, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Uecker-Witt funeral home. After the gathering, military burial honors will be awarded by the US Navy. At Paul’s request, no funeral service will be held. The cremation has taken place. Paul’s family would like to say a special thank you to all the ICU and 4th floor nurses at St Agnes Hospital, the 2nd floor nurses at Crossroads Care Center, SSM Health at Home Hospice and SSM Health Cancer Care. Services are performed by Uecker-Witt Funeral Home, 524 North Park Avenue, Fond du Lac, WI, 54935. Further information and a guest book can be found at

Posted June 21, 2022

Published in Fond du Lac Reporter, Herald Times Reporter

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