Edward Ludwig Buck
|Posted 2022-11-23 by mhenderson|
|Published in Today's News Herald on Nov. 23, 2022 -|
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
(personal article, page 5)
Edward Ludwig Buck, age 81, of Lake Havasu, Arizona passed away on
Tuesday November 15, 2022 surrounded by his wife, children and
grandchildren – at home where he wanted to be.
Affectionately known as Ted to his family, he was born October 11, 1941,
in Toledo, Ohio to George Eugene and Marjorie Augusta (Gould) Buck. He
was baptized on December 7, 1941. As a young boy he moved with his
family to Clyde, Ohio where we graduated from Clyde High School. He
attended Capitol University in Columbus Ohio and graduated with a degree
in Education and later obtained a Master’s degree in Education from
Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan.
Edward was preceded in death by his parents and sister Barbara.
In December of 1963 he moved to Alpena, Michigan to begin a lifelong
career with Alpena Public Schools where he was known as Mr. Buck. During
his 43 ½ year tenure he worked as an elementary teacher, administrator
and vocational education director. To say he was passionate about
students and their education would be an understatement.
In December of 1967 Ed met Patricia Lou Aube. He told the story to
everyone he met of the time he fell off his chair when meeting his
future wife for the first time. They married at St. Catherine’s Church
in Ossineke Michigan on August 16, 1969. He was Dad to Anna, Patrick and
exchange student Jeannette. He was Opa to Cole, Gavin, Theo and Grandpa
Edward to Marlene and Vincent.
Edward served his community as a volunteer fire fighter and EMT for
Sanborn Township for 24 years from 1971 to 1994. He was Chief from 1988
to 1994. He also served as Treasurer of the Thunder Bay Fire
Fighter’s Association for many years.
He loved to golf, fly model airplanes, run model trains and when
younger, drag race his roadster. He always had a joke to share and
easily took up conversation with everyone he met asking: “where are you
Edward is survived by his wife of 53 years Patricia Lou (Aube) Buck of
Lake Havasu, AZ; children: Anna (Steve) Wright of San Diego, CA; Patrick
(Erica) of Hurricane, UT; Jeannette (James) Hogue of Powder Springs, GA;
grandchildren: Cole, Marlene, Gavin, Vincent, Theo; sister: Elizabeth
(Bill) Anderson of Blair,NE; and Judy Pluth of Ida Grove, IA; Wendy
(Edward) Werth of Ossineke, MI; Peggy (Randy) Woody of Ringgold, GA;
Laurie Aube of Alpena, MI; Mollie (David) Kissau of Brighton, MI; Joseph
(Laurie) of Alta, IA; Brian (Angie) Aube of Ossineke, MI; Deric Aube of
Fenton, MI; Edward (Stephanie) Aube of Lathrup Village, MI; Andrew
(Colleen) Aube of Ossineke, MI; and many many, many, nieces and nephews.
Services were entrusted to the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home.
Thoughts and condolences can be sent to the family at www.lietz-
A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday November 19, 2022, at Our
Lady of the Lake at noon in Lake Havasu. Additional services will be
held in July in Michigan.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Edward L. Buck CTE
Scholarship Fund. Checks should be made payable to Alpena Public Schools
and mailed attention: Superintendent’s Office/Edward Buck
Scholarship, 2373 Gordon Road, Alpena, MI 49707 or cash donations
collected will be mailed on your behalf.
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