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Ivan E. Buckmaster

February 26, 1929 ~ April 24, 2018 (age 89)

Ivan E. Buckmaster, age 89, of Ashley passed away on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 with his family by his side.

He was born in Putnam County, Ohio on February 26, 1929 to Earl and Ashley (Kirkendall) Buckmaster.  He graduated in 1947 from Continental High School in Continental, Ohio.  He then attended Bluffton College in Bluffton, Ohio.

Ivan married Ruby B. Horner on April 17, 1949 in Blue Creek, Ohio.  She resides in Ashley.

He has been a DeKalb County farmer since 1953.  Ivan sold Van Dale farm equipment and Madison Silos for several years.  He then established and operated Ivan Buckmaster and Sons Farming and Feed Equipment serving a region through the tristate area. 

He was an active member of the United Brethren Church in Hudson.  He enjoyed golfing and traveling.  He and Ruby spent several winters in Arcadia, Florida.  Ivan was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.  He has spent the last several years lovingly caring for his wife’s needs as she battled health issues.   

Survivors Include:

His wife; Ruby Buckmaster of Ashley.

Son and daughter-in-law; Darwin and Helen Buckmaster of Ashley.

Son and daughter-in-law; Roger and Lynne Buckmaster of Ashley.

Daughter and son-in-law; Wanda and Jim Schmidt of Hudson.

Daughter and son-in-law; R. Diana and Rory Walker of Waterloo.

Son and daughter-in-law; Dennis and Corinne Buckmaster of Rossville, Indiana.

19 grandchildren and their spouses;  Amy and Jon Yoder, Jason and Julie Buckmaster, Anita and Wes Akey, Heather and Stephen Mikesell, Holly and Justin Adams, Heidi and Tom Overmeyer, Jennifer and Ben Wall, Ann and Steve Kline, Brenda and Mark  Graber, Lisa and Nathan Whetzel, Brian and Charlianne Schmidt, Jason and Gail Schmidt, Julie and Spencer Sterling, Jacob and Jennifer Walker, Jamie and Kevin Cates, Dani and Eric Kreutter, Stacey and Matt Wallace, Stephanie and Wes Alexander and Nathan and Susan Buckmaster.

44 great grandchildren; Kade Yoder; Ruby, Anna, Lola, Cora, Daisy, Vincent and Tessa Buckmaster; Cord, Cole and Jase Akey; Jerika and Justine Adams; Ryan Overmeyer; Caleb and Logan Wall; Miriam, Oliver and Josiah Kline; Eva, Esther, Lydia and Owen Graber; Allen, Clayton, Preston and Moriah Whetzel; Zoe and Malachi and Isaac Schmidt; Brock and Tyson Sterling; Ryan, Leann and Dolly Walker; Morgan and Mason Cates; Leo Kreutter; Melody and Ivy Wallace; Sophia, Liza and Lydia Alexander and Cameron Buckmaster.

Sister; Lucille Smith of Lakeside, Ohio.

Sister; Reva Harmon of Jacksonville, Florida.

Sister and brother-in-law; C. Fay and Bill McKibben of Bluffton, Ohio.

Sister; Ada Rau of Bluffton, Ohio.

Many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother; D. Paul Buckmaster and one sister; A. Margine Perky. 

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 27, 2018 from 2:00 to 7:00 PM at the Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 875 South Wayne Street in Waterloo.  Visitation will also be held one hour prior to the funeral service on Saturday from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the church.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the United Brethren Church, 516 North Main Street in Hudson. 

Officiating the funeral service will be Pastor Craig Burkholder.

Burial will take place at Fairfield Cemetery in Corunna.

Memorial donations may be directed to the United Brethren Church, 516 North Main Street, Hudson, Indiana 46747 or Huntington University, 2303 College Avenue, Huntington, Indiana 46750.

Condolences may be sent to the family at 

Arrangements have been entrusted to Feller and Clark Funeral Home in Waterloo.

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