Willard C. “Buck” Koebcke, 92, a longtime resident of Francesville, IN went Home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 16, 2020. He has lived the past four years at Fox River Apartments in Olney, IL. Buck was born on March 13, 1928 in Pulaski County, IN to the late Joseph and Flora Kaupke Koebcke. He served in the US Army. On December 31, 1951, Buck married the late DeMaris Bailey in Jeffersonville, IN. He was a devoted member of the Francesville First Christian Church.
Jackye (Blaine) Hites, Olney, IL Daughter
Ellen (Harv) Gutwein, Francesville, IN Daughter
Nicole (Robert) Schwartz, Peru, IN Granddaughter
Holly (Shannon) Blank, Olney, IL Granddaughter
Heather (Kevin) Cox, Munster, IN Granddaughter
Summer (Karl) Schippert, Evansville, IN Granddaughter
Stuart (Alivia) Gutwein, Lafayette, IN Grandson
Lance (Erica) Gutwein, Francesville, IN Grandson
Tyler (Lacie) Gutwein, Francesville, IN Grandson
19 Great Grandchildren
2 Great Great Grandsons
Sam (Rachel) Koebcke, Alabama Brother
Kay Koebcke, Florida Sister-in-law
Janelle Tiede, Francesville, IN Sister-in-law
Preceded in death by:
Joseph and Flora Kaupke Koebcke, Parents
DeMaris Bailey Koebcke, Wife
4 Brothers and 4 Sisters
Private Burial will take place at St. James Salem Cemetery in Francesville, IN with Pastor James Ketchen officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fox River who provided several years of loving care to Buck. Checks may be made to Caritas and mailed to Fox River at 1016 Parker St. Olney, IL 62450.
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