Rushville Republican

August 16, 2013

William E. Buening, 76

Rushville Republican

---- — William E. Buening, 76, Greensburg, passed away Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013 at Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg.

Born Jan. 28, 1937 in Decatur County, he was the son of Ferd J. and Ida H. (Obermeyer) Buening.

He was a farmer and tool and die maker. He was a graduate of Napoleon High School, a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg and a member of the Hoosier Carvers Club.

He married Wilma Brancamp June 24, 1958; she survives.

He is also survived by two sons, Michael (Lisa) Buening, Franklin, Kenneth (Nancy) Buening, Greensburg; three daughters, Theresa Caffee, Greensburg, Janet (Bob) Henry, Greensburg, Katrina (Rickey) Applegate, North Vernon; four brothers, Carl (Marilyn) Buening, Greensburg, Maurice (Mary Jane) Buening, Greensburg, Paul (Anna) Buening, Greensburg, James (Sue) Buening, Cicero; two sisters, Joann (Ed) Burkhart, Greensburg, Rita (Jim) Meyer, Greensburg; 18 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two son-in-laws, Junior Bowling and Bill Caffee.

Visitation was Thursday at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg. A public rosary for family and friends was prayed Thursday at the funeral home.

Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg with Rev. John Meyer officiating.

Interment will be held in Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Millhousen.

Memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s Building Fund or to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Online condolences can be made to the family at