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Glen Buckenmeyer (1933-2020)

Glen Paul Buckenmeyer, lifelong farmer and Swanton, Ohio resident, entered into eternal life, Wednesday afternoon, April 22, 2020, in his home, surrounded by his loving wife and family. He was 86.

Glen was born September 26, 1933 in the family homestead on Angola Road to Victor and Carrie (Smith) Buckenmeyer. He was a 1951 graduate of Swanton High School. On November 16, 1957, Glen married his beloved wife, Joanne Lange.

Glen was a journeyman millright and a progressive farmer. Glen was a member of the Lucas County Farm Bureau and lifelong member of St. Richard Catholic Parish.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving and devoted wife and caregiver, Joanne Buckenmeyer; his sons, Paul (Donna) Buckenmeyer and Daniel (Amy) Buckenmeyer; daughter, Mary Pat (Tom) Krupitzer; grandchildren, Daniel, Jessica, Tristan, Wyatt, and Carrie – who was raised by Glen and Joanne since the age of 3. Also surviving are 8 great-grandchildren; his sister, Helen Buckenmeyer; sister-in-law, Kathryn (Don) DiGiovanni and brother-in-law, James (Barbara) Lange.

Glen was preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Carrie; his daughter, Anne Marie Buckenmeyer; sisters, Betty O’Neill, Rita Cunningham and Ruth Hipp and brother, Dale Buckenmeyer.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, private family visitation and graveside services will be held at St. Richard’s Cemetery. Fr. Eric Culler will preside. A Memorial Mass for Glen will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to St. Richard Catholic Church, 333 Brookside Dr., Swanton, OH 43558 or the Alzheimer’s Association (

Arrangements by Weigel Funeral Home (419.826.2631). Online expressions of sympathy may be made at



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