M-SGT William “Bill” R. Buckmaster
Date of Birth
April 6, 1937
Prince Frederick, Maryland
Entered into Rest
July 28, 2018
Ithaca, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions

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

Visitation Directions

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.


Condolences for M-SGT William “Bill” R. Buckmaster
  1. Becky Barrett
    • July 31, 2018 - 7 months ago


    Thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this very difficult time. What a handsome man he was.


    Becky Barrett

  2. • July 31, 2018 - 7 months ago

    So sorry for your loss. Condolences to the family. Enjoyed working with Bucky at the 28th MSES.

  3. Jacque Timm-Keffer
    • August 1, 2018 - 7 months ago


    So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

    Jacque Timm-Keffer

  4. Rev. Michael D. Schmitz
    • August 1, 2018 - 7 months ago

    I wish to extend my deepest sympathy for the loss of Bill. He was a great person. I will remember all of you in my prayers. Bill and I became acquainted in the Air Force Reserve.

  5. Donald Bimes
    • August 2, 2018 - 7 months ago

    Served with Bill in the Air Force Reserves. What a “Blast” to be around him. Then later, I saw him more often, shopping at the Offutt AFB Commissary. Your Loved One was a very “young at heart” individual.

    • August 2, 2018 - 7 months ago

    My deepest condolences Pat ,to you and your family Bill will be very much missed. He was a great guy like a father to me growing up on 35th & Grand ave. Take care hope to see you sometime its been awhile.

    Ilmars Klavins

  7. Ilmars Klavins
    • August 3, 2018 - 7 months ago

    Sorry for your loss Pat. Bill was a big part of my childhood in the old neighborhood 34th Grand ave. Hope to see you sometime, it has been awhile.

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