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Darwin "Butch" E. Bucher

October 10, 1935 — September 4, 2019

Darwin E. “Butch” Bucher, 83, of Bellevue, passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. No public services will be conducted.  Local arrangements entrusted with Hachmann Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Bellevue.

Darwin was born October 10, 1935 in Northville Township, Illinois, the son of Ward and Dorothy (DeShazo) Bucher. He served in the US Marine Corp. Darwin married Patricia Shotwell on May 7, 1986. Darwin sold gun parts at many gun shows over the years.  He could get along with anyone and always gave them time.  Darwin had a heart of gold and was very generous.  His grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the highlight of his life, he loved to tease and joke with them all the time.  Darwin enjoyed having 4th of July parties and always had “Bucher Boxes” for his grandchildren every Christmas filled with rememberable gifts.

Survivors include his wife, Pat; children, Ward (Shiho) Bucher of Bellevue, Michael Bucher of Japan, Emmett (Donna) Brown of Bellevue, and Linda (Larry) Ambrosy of Bellevue; 7 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Dawn (Roland) Gillette.

Darwin was preceded in death by his parents.

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