Friday, August 3, 2018 ~ 10:30 a.m.
Ithaca United Methodist Church ~ Ithaca, Nebraska
Military Honors by U.S. Air Force, American Legion #82 and VFW #4502
Private Interment at Indian Mound Cemetery ~ Ithaca, Nebraska
Thursday, August 2, 2018 ~ 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Svoboda Funeral Home ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Ithaca Vol. Fire Department or Ithaca United Methodist Church
M-SGT William “Bill” R. Buckmaster (AF-Retired), 81, of Ithaca, NE, died Saturday, July 28, 2018 at his home in Ithaca, NE. He was born April 6, 1937 in Prince Frederick, MD to William M. and Mary E. (Gibson) Buckmaster. On April 6, 1957, Bill was married to Patricia J. Anderson at First English Lutheran Church in Omaha, NE. Bill served his country for 23 years in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Air Force Reserves. During his time in the Reserves, he also was an insurance salesman for several insurance companies.
Bill enjoyed bowling, gardening, classic automobiles and badminton. He was a member of the Top Flight Badminton Club in the Air Force. Bill was a natural athlete and he excelled at everything he participated in.
He is survived by wife of 61 years, Patricia Buckmaster; children, Diane (Mark) Braun and Jeff (Erin) Buckmaster; grandchildren, Cassandra (Kyle), Joshua (Rylea), Kayla, Micah, Kelsie, Holly and Jeanine; great-grandchildren, Ryan, Crystal, Victor, Marcus, Bram and Liam; brother, Samuel (Norma) Buckmaster; sister, Anne (Earl) Hutchins.
He was preceded in death by parents, William M. and Mary Buckmaster; sisters, Lucille Buckmaster, Rose Marie Howard and Della Pile; brothers, John Edward Buckmaster and Robert Buckmaster.