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Lewis Buettner

Lewis Buettner

Lewis Edwin Buettner, 84, of New Athens, IL; born on March 14, 1933 in Fults, IL; passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at his home.

Mr. Buettner owned and operated a TV and Appliance Repair and Sales store in New Athens for many years. He was a United States Marine Corp Veteran. He was a member of St. John United Church of Christ. He was a member of American Legion Post 581 in Columbia, IL. Lewis was an avid collector of vintage toy cars and enjoyed showing them.

He was preceded in death by his parents – John and Clara, nee Hursey, Buettner, Sr. His loving wife – Ethelmae, nee Gummersheimer, Buettner whom he married on November 15, 1953 at St. Paul Evangelical and Reformed Church in Waterloo, IL. One son – Bryan Buettner. Four brothers – Clarence Buettner; Charles Buettner; Alfred Buettner; John Buettner, Jr. One sister – Eleanor Bettis.

He is survived by two sons – Mike (Dawn) Buettner of Batesville, IN; Mark (Laura) Buettner of Newburgh, IN. One daughter – Beth Buettner of New Athens, IL. Two grandchildren – Sheri Buettner; Austin Buettner. One brother – Floyd (Shirley) Buettner of Hudsonville, MI.

Memorials may be made to the New Athens Ambulance Service or the American Legion Post 581.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm and on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 9:00am to 10:00am.

Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 10:00am with Rev. Dr. Robert Koch officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held in Mount Evergreen Cemetery in Millstadt, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Administrator says:

    Beth I am so sorry for the loss of your father. Kacie (White, my daughter), told me. I live in Edwardsville & not feeling well so I won’t be able to give my condolences in person. But I offer my sincerest sympathy to you & your family. May God help you through your time of sorrow.

    Posted by: Mindy Ramey – Edwardsville, IL – Acquaintance Apr 26, 2017

  2. Administrator says:

    I am very saddened to hear of your loss. What a lucky man to have you at his side throughout his illness. You are definitely an angel. May your father’s soul rest in peace. Stay strong and I am always there to support you.

    Posted by: Peggy Villiger – Millstadt, IL – Friend Apr 26, 2017

  3. Administrator says:

    We will always remember Lewis for his dry sense of humor. My husband, Bob, always enjoyed talking and bs’ing with Lewis. We are so glad that Beth was able to bring him to our LakeHouse in Michigan last September.

    Posted by: Carol Johnson – Western Springs, IL Apr 26, 2017

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