Memorial Services will be held on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Watertown with Rev. Karl Walther officiating. Family and friends may gather at the church on Wednesday morning from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials, if desired, may be directed to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church or the charity of one’s choice. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Clarence Herman Buedler was born on January 13, 1922 in the Town of Shields, the son of Emil and Helen (nee Neire) Buedler. He attended St. Mark’s Lutheran School in Richwood. Skip was enlisted in the U.S. Navy from 1941 to 1946 where he served in the South Pacific during WWII. On February 5, 1949 he married the former Margaret E. Bock at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Richwood. Skip had been employed as an auto mechanic where he owned and operated Skip’s Auto in Watertown. He retired after twelve years from U.S. Chemical in Watertown. He was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Watertown and had been a member of the VFW Post in Richwood. Skip enjoyed fishing, collecting antique toy tractors, cooking, gardening, and the company of his neighbors.
Skip is survived by his wife, Margaret of Beaver Dam; daughter, Sandra (James) Brown of Eagle; son, Todd (Jamie) Buedler and daughter-in-law, Wendy Buedler all of Watertown; 7 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Margaret Buedler and Florence Buedler both of Watertown as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emil and Helen; son, Allen Buedler as well as brothers, Hilmer Buedler and Gilbert Buedler.