Donald Buechler

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Donald S. Buechler, 73, of Belleville, IL, born February 24, 1947, in Belleville, IL, died Thursday, August 6, 2020, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Mr. Buechler worked as a mechanic at Bi-State Metro for many years before his retirement.  He was a member of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local #788, St. Louis, MO.  After his retirement, he worked part-time at South Central Transit.  He was a U. S. Navy veteran.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Dolores, nee Hilpert, Buechler.

Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Sharon L., nee Parrish, Buechler, whom he married on November 8, 1974, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL;
a son, Robert Marsh;
two daughters, Sherri (Ronald) Townley, and Tammie Kane;
five grandchildren, Misty (Steven) Hastings, Cortney (David) French, Laurie McGowan, Candy Kane, and Dawn Massey;
two great-grandchildren, Macenzie Hastings and Triston Hastings;
a brother, Mark (Yuni) Buechler;
and two nephews, Dwight and David Buechler.

Memorials may be made to St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, August 10, 2020, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. Standard CDC guidelines, including masks, will be in place upon entrance.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be at noon Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.


12 Comments on Donald Buechler

Veeda said : Guest Report Aug 12, 2020 at 11:57 AM

Dear Sherri, I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how much you and your girls loved your dad. My heart goes out to you and your entire family. Thinking of you -- Veeda

  • Waterloo
  • IL
Danielle Macke said : Guest Report Aug 11, 2020 at 6:52 PM

My heart hurts as this happens, however I know uncle don is in a better place and isn't hurting anymore. Uncle Don was the Best the most amazing person gentle kind and sweetest man I have ever met. He will definitely be missed. I love you uncle Don. R.I.P Uncle Don. Forever in our hearts. ❤

Lydia said : Guest Report Aug 10, 2020 at 11:20 PM

Don was a wonderful husband, father, friend and anyone who knew him was like family. He will be dearly missed by my children as well as my husband and I We all shared a great friendship for many years. Sharon I’m really sorry for your loss stay strong my dear friend. God bless you and your family

  • Houston
  • Texas
christie massey said : Guest Report Aug 10, 2020 at 8:38 PM

He was such a happy go lucky person. Don and Sharon were like a second family to me and always will be. He will be deeply missed. My heart is broken and words can't describe on how I'm feeling now but I know he is at peace.

  • carbondale
  • Illinois
Karen ohara said : Guest Report Aug 09, 2020 at 8:41 PM

I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Donald he will be missed he was a very nice man may he rest in peace his family have my condolences

  • Belleville
  • Il
Eileen Ruhmann-Curran said : Guest Report Aug 09, 2020 at 8:03 PM

My sympathy to Don's family and his brother,Mark.

  • Waterloo
  • IL
Sandy Gaa Cooper said : Guest Report Aug 09, 2020 at 3:47 PM

I am so sorry Sharon for your loss! Don always had a smile on his face when I saw him and seemed to enjoy life! May the memories you have help you and your family get through this difficult time.

  • Blue Springs
  • Missouri
Larry Clark and family said : Guest Report Aug 08, 2020 at 11:09 PM

sorry for you lost sending payers you all way he was a good man and friend.

  • belleville
  • il
Scott patton said : Guest Report Aug 08, 2020 at 6:04 PM

Donald was a good Friend a good family man its been a honor to be a good friend He was a good mechanic an a smart man R.I.P donald U will be missed

  • Foley
  • Mo
Scotti welp said : Guest Report Aug 08, 2020 at 5:44 PM

He was hard a. hard working man who loved. hepling everyone. He will surely be missed

  • Belleville
  • Ill
Veronica Johnson said : Guest Report Aug 08, 2020 at 1:28 PM

So sorry for your loss.

  • Swansea
  • Illinois
Sue karfs said : Guest Report Aug 08, 2020 at 10:42 AM

sharon and family So sorry for your loss of your husband and the kids gad he will be miss by all he is out of pain and now your gardian angel

  • belleville
  • il

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