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Ernest A. Buckman

Ernest A. Buckman

Ernest "Ernie" A. Buckman, age 87, of Quincy died on Friday, February 14, 2020 in Blessing Hospital. Ernie was born on September 21, 1932 in Shelbina, MO, the son of Stephen "Ben" Benedict and Josephine "Bess" Elizabeth (VanMarter) Buckman. He married Charlotte R. Timpe on August 22, 1959 in St. John Catholic Church, Quincy, IL. She survives.

Ernie grew up on the family farm which was always a part of his life. He was a graduate of Shelbina High School and received a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Quincy University. Ernie served his country in the US Navy during the Korean War. He was proud to be an American and to have been a part of an Honor Flight.

Throughout his life he was engaged in farm management. He had worked in accounting, real estate, and then as an insurance agent, until his retirement.

Ernie belonged to the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree, the Shelbina, MO American Legion Post #376, and he participated with Cursillo. In his younger years, he enjoyed hunting. He truly loved tending to his yard, gardening and sharing his tomatoes with friends. He also liked fishing and bird watching. He was a devoted St. Louis Cardinal fan.

He is survived by his wife, two sons: Stephen W. "Steve" (Missy) Buckman and Paul E. (Dianne) Buckman all of Quincy; granddaughters: Audrey (Jason) Oliva, Cassandra Brooke Buckman and Savannah Rose Buckman; two sisters-in-law: Anna Mae Timpe and Mary Lou Timpe; many nieces and nephews, including Ben (Martha) Buckman, Neil (Bonnie) Buckman and Ann Buckman.

Ernie was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Gregory; a grandson, Joel Buckman and a brother William (Jenny) Buckman and two brothers in infancy, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Virgil W. Timpe, Robert H. Timpe (Ceal), Gerald J. Timpe (Mary), A. Ralph Timpe (Mary) and Gwen Hebson (Tom).

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, February 17, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Interment in Calvary Cemetery with military honors at the cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday evening from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and Monday morning from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Memorials may be made to Blessed Sacrament Parish, Quincy Notre Dame High School or Smile Train.

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From:
Tom and Dot Christian
OFallon, MO
Comments:
Dear Charlotte and family, Please accept our deepest sympathy. What a shock and what a struggle you all have been thru. May Ernie rest in peace and may your Faith give you strength and comfort. Prayers continue for you. God Bless you.
Tom and Dot Christian
From:
Mark Wiewel
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Charlotte and Family:
I am very sorry for your loss. Eternal rest for Ernie. I encourage Steve to download and play the song Thank You by Ray Boltz for all of you. Over the years Charlotte and Ernie introduced a lot of people to Christ. The song Thank You is about someone going to heaven and meeting people that he had introduced to Jesus.
Peace be with all of you.
Yours in Christ,
Chaplain Mark Wiewel
Blessing Hospital
From:
Mary Capp
Hannibal, MO
Comments:
My Dear Friend: I'm sure Ernie has earned his seat at the Right Hand of our Heavenly Father. God Bless you and your family. Marge Capp
From:
Travis and Renea Yates
Palm Beach, FL
Comments:
Renea and I had the pleasure of living across from Ernie (Mr. Buckman as we always called him) for ten years and treasured our many chats. Deepest condolences to his family and friends.

Travis & Renea Yates
From:
Jane Nudelman
O’Fallon, MO
Comments:
My deepest sympathy to aunt Charlotte and cousins Steve and Paul. Ernie was a special guy who I will keep in my heart forever. May God’s love give you peace.
From:
Mary (Mahair) Fuller
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Charlotte, I am very sorry to hear of Ernie's passing. Many fond memories of your friendship with my parents. Prayers for all your family
From:
Alan Obert
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Charlotte,
I just heard about your loss. You are in my thoughts. Peace my friend!

Alan
From:
Sandy Schulte
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So sorry to hear this Charlotte. I know Ernie was the love of your life. Prayers for peace.
From:
The Ewalts
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Our sympathy to you and yours. WE sat behind you at mass many times. Ernie will be at peace in his new heavenly home. Jan, "Toot and Casey