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Ronald R. Buchli

Ronald R. Buchli

March 2, 2021

Ronald R. “Rosco” Buchli, 85, of the Township of Big Bend, passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at his home, surrounded by his family and under the care of Mayo Clinic Hospice.

Rosco was born July 24, 1935 on a “cold wintery day” as he would say, to Raymond and Ellen (Ronnestrand) Buchli. He married Deone Steinmetz on February 1, 1955 in Cooks Valley, WI.

He is survived by his wife, Deone of 66 years; daughter, Roxanne (Mike) Niesen; sons, Bernie (Sherri) Buchli, Steve Buchli, Doug (Colleen) Buchli, Jim (Tammy) Buchli, Wayne (Valaree) Buchli; brothers, Arlyn Buchli, Larry (Pat) Buchli; sisters in law, Marjorie Geissler, Beverly Geissler and Shirley (Gene) Vesnefsky; Grandchildren, Brody Buchli, Teagen (Brandon) Buchli, Shane Buchli, Heather Buchli, Heidi (Mike) Phillips, Hollie Buchli, Raymond (McKenzie) Buchli, CJ (Nikki) Kloss, Audrey (Dustin) Schultz, Elizabeth (Aaron) Cobosco, Suzy (Austin) Kloss, John (Kristy) Kloss, Desi (Cody) Hagberg, Michael (Jazmine) Buchli, Chase, Brooke, Kryst, Jesse and Colton Buchli; 35 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Suzanne Buchli; niece, Lisa Buchli; brothers in law, Herb, Joseph, Duane and Wilber Steinmetz; sisters in law, Judy Buchli, Mable Tuschel and Leona Tallman.

Rosco was employed by Knights Transfer, Devney Construction, Fehr Concrete and then became an owner/operator semi-truck driver until he retired in 1996.

Dad always had the answer, an idea or an opinion. He had a voice that everybody knew. Dad was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He had so much wisdom and knowledge and we all learned from him. He could fix anything.

Growing up Dad was a little “mischievous” if he was told not to do something, he would do it anyway…just because he could. He had fond memories of his time spent on his Grandparents farm, Christ and Ida Buchli, in Tilden, WI.

Many of his stories can be told about the “good ol’ days” at the hunting cabin in Winter, WI with his good friend Art Bresina and the boys. He loved racing his Ford Galaxy, #60, and won numerous trophies and championships in his time.

Dad found a piece of heaven 33 years ago “up north” on the farm where he will always rest in peace. We all know you are riding four-wheeler or snowmobile with Little Fella tucked in between your bibs and vest, with Shawno running at your side. Hug Little Suzy tight and dance a polka with your Mom and Dad. You will forever be missed but will live on in all of us from everything you have taught us and the love you gave us. Don’t worry about Mom, we will take good care of her. Until we meet again…

A celebration of life will be held for Rosco at a later date up at the “Poor Farm.”

Thompson Funeral Home and Chippewa Valley Cremation Services of Bloomer is assisting the family. Online condolences can be left at www.thompsonfuneralhome.com

Visitation

No visitation will be held at this time.

Service

A celebration of life will be held for Rosco at a later date up at the "Poor Farm."

Condolences

  • Melanie Berg So sorry to hear of the passing of Roscoe. Keep those memories alive in your hearts!
    Praying for you all.

    March 8 at 10:55am

  • Doug Elliott Rest in peace Rosco, you touched a lot of lives. I first saw Rosco about 1968 while riding our bikes by the state street tavern. Across the street stood this garage, we noticed this guy working on what looked like a Ford Galaxy stock car. It was the sight of this stock car with a big "60" on the door that made us peddle closer to this guy. I still remember being in awe of this guy with this car carrying the Knights Transfer Co. logo written on the quarter panels and the bold bad ass writing on the hood, "427 cu. in." how cool was that! Remember I was only 12 years old, and I still recall thinking how impressed I was with this guys style and his loud booming voice. He came across as super cool! I cherish those memories of Rosco and the 427 Galaxy, I feel very lucky to have known such a man. About four years ago I called Rosco and shared those stories with him, he enjoyed them greatly! We talked a lot about the 427 Galaxy and the racing days years ago. I don't know who enjoyed talking about the good old days more, Rosco or me. So, with that being said, Rest in Peace Rosco, you are gone but not forgotten! Thank you for the rich memories you gave me when I was 12. Number 60 will live forever!

    March 5 at 11:23pm

  • Steve Stack I am so sorry for your loss Rosco was a gentle man who took the time to get to know you as a person and not judge you. I remember there was a family get together and my young kids at the time enjoyed 4 wheeling with the other cousins they didn't know they had. Please give my sincere condolences to everyone.

    March 5 at 5:18pm

  • Steve Stack I am so sorry for your loss Rosco was a gentle man who took the time to get to know you as a person and not judge you. I remember there was a family get together and my young kids at the time enjoyed 4 wheeling with the other cousins they didn't know they had. Please give my sincere condolences to everyone.

    March 5 at 5:18PM

  • Dee Rihn Most of you don't know me but I knew "Rosco". he stopped by a few times when I was out raking leaves and visited. I remember him from long ago, when his grandma and grandpa lived next door to me in Bloomer. Prayers to you and your family!

    March 5 at 4:04PM

  • Don Hughes My condolence to Deone and family for your great loss.
    I am so greatful for the time Margaret and I enjoyed with you, Rosco and family it was very memorable.
    Love Don

    March 5 at 10:58AM

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