Obituary: James F. Bueker

James “Jim” F. Bueker, 86, died on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Kansas Christian Home in Newton. He was born on Nov. 8, 1929, in Newton to Irene Agnes (Gibson) and William Earl Bueker.

Jim graduated from Newton High School in 1947 and then went on to attend college at Kansas State.

On Oct. 16, 1954, he married Imogene M. Sloan at the First Christian Church in Newton.

Jim worked as a design engineer in the aeronautical field for different companies throughout his lifetime. He retired from Cessna after many years of employment.

Outside of his family, the church was the next most important aspect of Jim’s life. He taught Sunday school, sang in the Chancel choir, chaired various boards and committees, and was a Youth Group leader. Church camp also was important to Jim, and he served as a camp counselor for several years, and spent time with his children and grandchildren at camp many times.

His hobbies included photography and being with this family. He was a collector and had many unique collections at his home.

Proceeding him in death was his spouse Imogene M. Bueker; son, Terence (Terry); three brothers, Bill, Robert and George; and his father and step-mother, William Earl and Ethel Bueker; and mother and step-father, Irene Agnes and Harry Tryon.

Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn and Ken Schwarz of Bel Aire and Jan Bueker of Wichita; sisters-in-law, Lois Bueker Paris, Texas, and Pat Osborne, Commerce City, Colo.; granddaughter Marlene Plumley and her husband, John of Edgewater, Md., and children Andrew and Daniel Jones; and grandson Dustin Schwarz-Parson and husband Nathan of Springfield, Va.

Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, with the family greeting from 5 to 7 p.m. at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, at First Christian Church in Newton, with the Rev. Gary Bell presiding.

Burial will follow in the Restlawn Garden of Memories, Newton.

Memorials may be made to First Christian Church, Kansas Christian Home or Camp Tawakoni, in care of the funeral home.

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