Tuesday, July 6th, 2010
Lavern B. "Fat" Buening, 80, Coldwater, died July 4, 2010, at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater.
He was born July 22, 1929, in Coldwater, to Aloysius and Leona Huelskamp Buening. On Feb. 19, 1955, he married Agnes Hoying, who died March 1, 2008.
Surviving are three children, Thomas (Patty) Buening, Columbus, Janet (Phil) Heppard, Katy, Texas, and Betty Buening, Sidney; a daughter-in-law, Wendy Youell, Providence Forge, Va.; a sister, Martha (Fred) Kramer, West Lafayette, Ind.; seven sisters-in-law, Betty Lou Buening, St. Henry, Kay Buening, Coldwater, Delores Shepherd, Satellite Beach, Fla., Rita Taylor, Huron, Margaret Francis, Cocoa, Fla., Sr. Mary Madonna Hoying, Cincinnati, and Louis Hoying, Fort Recovery; a brother-in-law, Fr. John Hoying, C.PP.S. Carthagena,; and nine grandchildren.
Also deceased is a son, John Buening, and two brothers, Lester and Gerald Buening.
He was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, the American Legion, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, all of Coldwater. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. He worked at the former New Idea Plant in Coldwater for 40 years.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. John Hoying, officiating. Burial is at St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Thursday and 9-10 a.m. Friday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Condolences can be left at hogenkampfh.com.