Bruce Funeral Home, Inc.
106 South Center
PO Box 192
Gardner, KS 66030
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Morris Buckman, 101, of Austin, TX passed away Friday, May 13th, 2022. Visitation will be 10:00 am Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at Bruce Funeral Home, 106 S Center Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111. Graveside will follow at 11:00 am with Military Honors ... Read More
Morris Buckman, 101, of Austin, TX passed away Friday, May 13th, 2022. Visitation will be 10:00 am Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at Bruce Funeral Home, 106 S Center Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111. Graveside will follow at 11:00 am with Military Honors at Gardner Cemetery, Gardner, KS. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Patriots’ Hall of Dripping Springs, Texas. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com
Morris Buckman was born in McPherson, Kansas on June 17, 1920, to Glenn Buckman and Bessie Ring Buckman. He spent the first five years of his life on his parent’s farm in Conway, Kansas, on land homesteaded by his grandparents. Because his oldest sister was born deaf, in 1925 the family moved to Olathe, Kansas, where the State Deaf School was located. He attended grade and high school there, active in all sports. Morris enrolled in Milling Industry at Kansas State College and was called to active duty in the United States Army serving in WWII in February of 1943. Finishing Officers Candidate School in June 1943, he spent duty time in Ft. McClellan, AL, Camp McCain, MS and Fort Jackson, SC. His 87th Infantry Division went to England in Oct. 1944, to France in Nov. 1944, first combat at Metz in late Nov., and then to the Saar Valley. On Dec. 23, the division was withdrawn to the “Bulge” in Belgium and ended up in Russian “territory” of Czecho-Slovakia. The 87th Division was the first combat division withdrawn from Germany back to the States for refitting and training for the Japan invasion. Thanks to a peace treaty, and an injured ankle, he was retired in December 1945. Returning to Kansas State, he finished his Bachelor’s Degree in Milling Engineering and in January 1947, started work for General Mills in Kansas City. He worked in Kansas City, Buffalo, NY, El Reno, OK, Dallas, TX, back to Kansas City and Minneapolis, MN. He retired form General Mills in 1982 and moved to Salado, TX in 1984. “Buck” had a life-long love of golf, enjoying his many rounds with family and friends. As of 1999, he had shot or beat his age 190 times.
Morris was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Wolf, and sisters Nada and Frances. His surviving sister, Lois Russell, resides in College Station, TX. He is survived by son, Michael, and wife Amber, and granddaughter, Lindsey, son Brent, and wife Tammy, and grandsons Ben and Brad, with wife, Alexi.
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