July 22, 1937 - November 12, 2021
Herbert L. “Herb” Buffenbarger, 84, of Wapakoneta, died 10:56 a.m., Fri. Nov. 12, 2021, at his home with his family at his side. He was born July 22, 1937, in Decatur, IN, the son of the late Harvey M. & Agnes (Bentz) Buffenbarger. On Sept. 10, 1960, he married Shirley A. (Stuckey) Buffenbarger, and she survives. The Buffenbarger family had lived in Coldwater, OH, from 1965-2002, before moving to Wapakoneta. Other survives, 6 children, Michael (Liz) Buffenbarger, San Antonio, TX; John (Diana) Buffenbarger, Springfield, OH; Thomas (Jennifer) Buffenbarger, Shippensburg, PA; Gary (Thao) Buffenbarger, Silver Springs, MD; Mark (Devon Thomas) Buffenbarger, Springfield, OH; Linda (David) Helentjaris, Celina, OH; grandchildren, Justina Buffenbarger, Cody (Amelia) Buffenbarger, Cheyenne Buffenbarger, all of Texas; Tyler (Cassandra) Helentjaris, Coldwater, OH; Ann and Molly Buffenbarger, Springfield, OH; Jenna and Alex Buffenbarger, Silver Springs, MD; Max Buffenbarger, Springfield, OH; step-grandchildren, Dak (RJ) Helentjaris, & Desiree Aquillen; great grandchildren, Vivian, Lia, Logan, Urban Helentjaris, Penelope Buffenbarger and Liam (Buffenbarger) DeVillier; step-great grandchildren, Charli, Emma, Dakota Helentjaris, Madison Williams, a brother, Richard (Carol) Buffenbarger, Alamo, CA; a sister-in-law, Susan McCune, Wapakoneta, numerous nieces & nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Buffenbarger, father-in-law & mother-in-law, Verdin & Pearl Stuckey, brothers-in-laws, Verdin & David Stuckey, and Harvey McCune, and sister-in-law, Gini Stuckey. Herb retired as a millwright from AVCO- New Idea, Coldwater, OH after 38 years of service. He was a 1955 graduate of Holy Angels High School, Sidney, and served in the U.S. Navy on USS Abbott. Herb was a tinkerer and Mr. Fixit. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Mon. Nov. 15, 2021, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta, with Rev. Sean Wilson officiating. Burial is to follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery, Wapakoneta. The family will receive family and friends 2-5 p.m., Sun. Nov. 14, and 9-10 a.m., Mon, at the Eley Funeral Home & Crematory, St. Rt. 501, Wapakoneta. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Rita’s Hospice, or the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be expressed at www.eleyfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
Herbert L. “Herb” Buffenbarger, 84, of Wapakoneta, died 10:56 a.m., Fri. Nov. 12, 2021, at his home with his family at his side. He was born July 22, 1937, in Decatur, IN, the son of the late Harvey M. & Agnes (Bentz) Buffenbarger.... View Obituary & Service Information
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