In Loving Memory of
William "Bill" Eugene Buchanek
William "Bill" Eugene Buchanek, 75, of El Campo, passed away February 23, 2016. He was born on December 19, 1940 in El Campo to the late Leo and Anna Marek Buchanek. He was a mechanic and was in a rice farming partnership with his son.
He is survived by his loving wife, Beulah Gangl Buchanek; son, David Buchanek and Becky Wisnieski; daughter, Deanna Herrmann and husband Paul John III; granddaughters, Katherine and Lauren Herrmann and sisters, Lavon Sanders, Ramona Ryan and Linda Polasek, all of El Campo.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents.
Bill enjoyed gatherings with family and friends where he told many stories from the past and discussed current events. He was often seen driving slowly down country roads checking water and crop condition. Bill enjoyed being on the water, fishing, and scouting ducks for hunters. He loved animals and gave a home to any stray dog that came his way. Bill was a kind and gentle man who offered help to anyone in need. He was loved a great deal and will be dearly missed.
Pallbearers are Gary Bradshaw, Mark Minzenmayer, Roly Piloto, Russell Smith, Travis Staff, and Marcus Wisnieski.
Honorary pallbearers are the employees of L-Stop Food Mart.
Visitation begins 1 pm Friday, February 26 at Triska Funeral Home with family receiving visitors from 5 pm to 7 pm. Funeral services begin at 3 pm Saturday, February 27 at Christ Lutheran Church with Rev. Wayne Clement officiating. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories.
Memorial donations in honor of Bill may be made to Christ Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or Wharton County Library - El Campo Branch.
Triska Funeral Home, El Campo, 979-543-3681
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