Dennis “Denny” Patrick Buell, age 95 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 7:25 AM Thursday December 27, 2018 at the Brookdale Senior Living of Greenville following a lengthy illness.
Denny was born July 24, 1923 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the son of the late Charles and Mary (Gallagher) Buell.
He was a graduate of Loras Catholic Prep School in Dubuque, Iowa and following his Honorable Discharge from the Navy he attended Marquette University. He retired in 1990 from International Paper Company and a Veteran of W.W. II serving as a Pharmacist’s Mate during WW II in the U.S. Navy.
Denny was a very active member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Greenville, a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1796, Greenville Elks Lodge and V.F.W., enjoyed playing golf and was a member of the Geezer Golf Group at Turtle Creek Golf Course. Denny was a consummate joke and story teller, enjoyed by many of his family and friends. Over the years he spent time as a volunteer with the “Meals on Wheels” program but his favorite past time was spent with his family.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Louise “Weezie” (Richards) Buell September 24, 2012. They were married December 27, 1947. Also his son-in-law Mike Schulze April 2016 and a brother Robert Buell.
Denny is survived by his children Cathy( Ed) Cornell, John Buell, Tom (Janet) Buell, Eileen Schulze, Molly (Mark) Logan, Patricia (Randy) Lear, and Michael (Gina) Buell; grandchildren Amy, Jonathon, Jack, Adam, Melissa, Stephanie, Britt, Jonathon, Katie, Emily, Patrick, Joseph, Sam, Grace, Tommy, Cy and Elena; great grandchildren Jacob, Joshua, Braden, Avery, Landon, Mason, Colin, Sophie, Samantha, Matthew, Chloe, Liam, Charlie, Iris, Eve and Edwin; great great grandchild Mila; sister Maureen Freeland of Ann Arbor, Michigan, sisters-in law Virginia Richards of Wisconsin and Joanne Richards of Illinois as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM Thursday January 3, 2019 in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church 233 W. Third Street Greenville, Ohio with Father John R. White officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Church Cemetery where Full Military Graveside Services will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Thursday from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with the 3rd Degree Rosary Services followed by the 4th Degree Service conducted by the Knights of Columbus, scheduled at 7:45 PM Wednesday in the funeral home.
It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the St. Mary’s Catholic School Greenville, Ohio.
Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com