Friday, August 12th, 2016
Marvin J. Buehler, age 84, of Wapakoneta, died August 11, 2016 at 11:11 a.m., at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born October 29, 1931 in McCartyville, Ohio, Shelby County, the son of Adolph and Elizabeth (Heitbrink) Buehler who proceeded him in death. On June 26, 1954, he married Kathleen (Schneider) Buehler who survives. They were married at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Glynwood.
Other survivors include 5 children, Rick Bueh-ler, St. Marys, OH; Janice (Rhett) Huddle, Dublin, OH; Linda (Richard) Leiby, Katy, TX; Peggy (William) Bok, Dayton, OH; Rhonda (Joe) Hakim, Dublin, OH; 14 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Also surviving are 3 siblings, Anita Cain, LaVerta (Howard) Kremer, and Don (Rita) Buehler.
He was proceeded in death by brothers-in-law Homer Peltier and Richard Cain.
Marvin was a graduate of Minster High School in 1949. He always said he graduated with high marks for poor performance! In 1951, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and inducted in 1952. His last year of military service was in Korea where he was honorably discharged in February, 1954. He was always intrigued by his $2,000 salary, which included combat pay, for those two years that he believes is still part of our National debt today.
In 1955, Marvin and his wife, Kathleen settled on a farm northwest of St. Marys where he was a farmer and raised cattle for 20 years.
He moved his family to San Diego, CA in 1974 where he enjoyed a one year sabbatical and always joked that he worked as the lifeguard at the family pool.
In 1975, the family returned to St. Marys to their same home where he founded Buehler Asphalt Paving, Inc. The growth of his company allowed Marvin to build a new headquarters in St. Marys where they have a modern fleet of equipment, trucks and high quality employees. The company is currently owned and operated by his son, Rick Buehler.
Marvin had been a member of the St. Marys Rotary Club for over 50 years and was the longest standing member. He served as the President 1973-1974. He had a lifetime membership at Amvets and the VFW. He was also a member of the Eagles, Elks and American Legion.
Marvin was happiest spending time with his wife and family. He and Kathleen have enjoyed countless gatherings entertaining their friends, children and grandchildren in their home in Wapakoneta.
Some of his favorite memories and pastimes in life were traveling with his wife to six continents and many countries. He loved meeting and visiting with people of other cultures. Marvin never met a stranger and had a love for life and people.
Marvin overcame many challenges in his life, but this one he has lost.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Mon. Aug. 15, 2016, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Glynwood, OH, with Rev. Barry Stechschulte officiating. Burial is to follow in the Gethsemane Cemetery, St. Marys, OH, where military rites will be conducted by the Wapakoneta V.F.W. Post #8445.
The family will receive friends 2-6 p.m., Sun. at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, 1102 Lincoln Ave., (St. Rt. 501) Wapakoneta.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Community Health Professionals, Home Health Care and Hospice; the Wapakoneta V.F.W. Post #8445; or the charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences may be expressed at www.bayliffandeleyfh.com.
The family would like to thank Dr. Mathew Jose of Wapakoneta, The James Cancer Center, Community Health Professionals, Home Health and Hospice Care and Visiting Angels for their exceptional care.