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Earl Bucy, 90, of Tekamah NE


Earl Bucy, age 90, of Tekamah, Nebraska passed away Friday, June 30, 2017 at Memorial Community Hospital in Blair, Nebraska. Memorial service will be held on Friday, July 7, 2017, 10:30 am, at First Presbyterian Church in Tekamah. Burial will be in the Tekamah Cemetery, Tekamah, Nebraska.  Memorial visitation will be on Thursday, from 5-7 p.m. with family receiving friends. A Masonic Service will be at 7 p.m. all at Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah. Memorials are suggested to the Bryant House or Tekamah Fire and Rescue.  Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah in charge of arrangements.

Clarence Earl “Chuck” Bucy, Jr. was born September 27, 1926 to Clarence and Inez (??) Bucy on the family farm near Decatur, Nebraska. Earl grew up in the Lake Quinnebaugh Township and attended a 2-room country school. He was a member of the school’s Glee Club and played the trombone. As a child Earl was stricken with polio and spent more than a year hospitalized in an iron lung. He graduated from Tekamah High School in 1946. He attended Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln before returning home to farm the land that was farmed by his father and grandfather. The family was honored with an AkSarBen Pioneer Farm Family Award in 1990, recognizing that the land has been in the Bucy family for more than 100 years.

Earl married Helen Burt Neary on August 29, 1948, in Decatur. They lived on the family farm, between Decatur and Tekamah, before moving to Tekamah after retirement in the 1980s. Earl enjoyed fishing with his friends. He and his wife enjoyed traveling across the country in their motor home and spending their winters in Arizona. He was proud to receive the Bronze Jordan Medal for being the oldest Master Mason of Tekamah Masonic Lodge No. 31. He was a founding member of the Tekamah Rawhide Nobles, the miniature car club that drove in numerous local parades and was also a member of The Tangier Shrine Scottish & Yorkshire Rites. He also served on the Burt-Washington County Drainage Board, the Burt County Museum Board and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Tekamah.

Earl and Helen’s greatest joy was watching their grandchildren grow up and attending their school, 4-H and sports activities.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen; parents; siblings, John, Howard, Dean, Doris and Leo; step-granddaughter, Stephanie Dahl; step-grandson, Joshua Jacobsen.

He is survived by his four sons, Mike Bucy and friend Peg of Tekamah, Larry (Christine Jacobsen-Bucy) Bucy of Decatur, Gary (Joan) Bucy of Tekamah, Jerry (Mary) Bucy of Beatrice, NE; seven grandchildren, Tim Bucy, Gregg (Marlyn Marincas-Bucy) Bucy, Tessa (Nate) Darling, Alexis (Patrick) Linehan, Harrison (Alyssa) Bucy, Justine Bucy and Josh Bucy; 2 step-grandchildren, Sandra (Tom) Engel and Johnathan Jacobsen; 15 great grandchildren, Tomi Jo, Karlie, Chase and Kaden Dahl, Sage, Aiden, Carson and Addison Darling, Annie, Mitch, Jack & Lucas Linehan, Aspen Bucy, Alex and Gregorie -Marincas Bucy; 4 great great grandchildren; siblings, Eldon (LaDonna) Bucy and Larie (Dave) Way.

Earl Bucy

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About katcountryhub
I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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