Obituary: Edward J. Buhr

Sept. 14, 1930 – March 23, 2019

Edward J. Buhr, 88, of Brussels died on March 23. He was born in Euren, Wisconsin, to John and Laura (Viaux). On Nov. 8, 1949, Edward married Lillian Gerondale at St. Mary of the Snows Church in Namur. She preceded him in death on Jan. 10, 2016.

Ed loved gardening, hunting, fishing, playing cards and spending time with family and friends. He always had a song in his heart and could be heard singing even in the toughest times. He will be sadly missed.

Survivors include his four children, Sandy (Pete) Delebreau of Green Bay, Debbie Jeanquart of Brussels, Terry and Carrie Buhr of Sturgeon Bay, and Tom Buhr and fiancée Tammy Charles of Brussels; his sister Alice Gerondale and brother-in-law Norbert (Shirley) LaCrosse; six grandchildren, Jeromy (Patty) Delebreau, Jason (Melissa) Jeanquart, Jamie Jeanquart, Dustin Buhr (fiancée Tracy), Brandon and Megan Buhr; seven great-grandchildren: Beau, Mitch and Cody Delebreau, Joey, Isabel and Jack Jeanquart, and Carly Rex; and his “special friend,” Joanne Hegnet.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brothers, John H., Donald and James Buhr; sisters Marie LaCrosse and Kathleen Vandertie; and granddaughter, April Buhr-LuMaye.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 27, at 11 am at St. Francis and St. Mary Parish in Brussels. Entombment will be in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Friends may call at the Forbes Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 26, 3-7 pm; and at the church on Wednesday, March 27, from 10 am until the time of the service. A prayer service will be conducted at 6:30 pm on March 26 at the funeral home.

The family would like to extend a special thank-you to the excellent staff at Aurora Bay Care Medical Center, to the Brussels-Union-Gardner first responders and to Dennis and Pat Buhr and Delores Krueger, who were there for the family.

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