Walter C. Buchli


(June 30, 2007)

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, June 30 at 9 a.m. at the Powell Assembly of God Church for Walter Calvin Buchli, who died Monday, June 25 at the Powell Valley Hospital. He was 95.

Pastor Don MacPherson will officiate at services, followed by burial in Riverside Cemetery, Cody.

He was born June 16, 1912, in Powell, Nebr., son of George and Anna Barbara (Laune) Buchli. He attended school through the eighth grade, and his life’s work was devoted to farming.

He was a member of Assembly of God Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping, and his hobby was chainsaw sharpening.

Survivors include sons, Carroll (Millie) Buchli of Byron, Ronnie (Joan) Buchli of Tampa, Fla., Kenny (Audrey) Buchli of Powell and Calvin (Margret) Buchli of Brawley, Calif.; daughters, Linda Hoffmann (LeRoy) of Powell and Marsha Ankrom (Monty) of Junction City, Ore.; sister, Lena Freesen (Ernest) of Fairbury, Nebr.; 21 grandchildren, 37 great-granchildren and 14 great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Opal E. Buchli, Beatrice C. Buchli and Opal L. Buchli; his parents, George and Anna Buchli; a grandson, Ray Dean Buchli; and a great-grandson, Anthony Jone Andraws.

Visitation will be Friday evening from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home.