Katherine Buchner

Katherine Buchner

Sunday, January 15th, 1933 Monday, March 4th, 2019

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Obituary for Katherine M. Buchner (Smith)

Iron Mountain-Katherine M. Buchner, age 86, of Iron Mountain, Mich., former longtime resident of Pembine, Wis., passed away Monday, March 4, 2019, at Dickinson County Healthcare System, Iron Mountain.

She was born January 15, 1933, in Dunbar, Wis., daughter of the late Kenneth and Harriet (Newling) Smith. Katherine grew up in Pembine and graduated from Pembine High School, class of 1951. She married Allen Buchner on June 7, 1951, at the First Presbyterian Church in Pembine. They resided in Pembine. Allen preceded her in death 2004. Katherine worked as a waitress for many years at the Port Restaurant, the Boat Factory in Wausaukee, and for over 10 years at the Quinnesec Paper Mill in security, retiring in 2006.

Katherine’s favorite activities included golfing at Four Seasons, bowling, embroidery, and she cherished the time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by one son, Bob (Lisa) Buchner, Iron Mountain; two daughters, Bonnie (Wally) Rogers, Menasha, Wis. and Charlene (Paul) Linsmeyer, Vulcan, Mich.; one brother, Kenneth Smith, Neenah, Wis.; one sister, Vivian Weiss, Spokane, Wash.; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband Allen, Katherine was preceded in death by two sons, Charles and Joseph Buchner; and one brother, Dennis Smith.

Visitation will be held Sunday, March 10, 2019, 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron Mountain. A time of sharing will be celebrated Sunday, 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Katherine’s niece, Lori Gravell will lead in the sharing of memories.

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The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Iron Mountain, Mich. to honor Katherine’s legacy of life.

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, March 10th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Jacobs Funeral Home- Iron Mountain
    1025 Carpenter Avenue
    Iron Mountain, Michigan
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    Sunday, March 10th, 2019
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Service

    Sunday, March 10th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Jacobs Funeral Home
    1025 Carpenter Avenue
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    Sunday, March 10th, 2019
  • Interment

    Pembine Cemetery
    W6031 Cemetery Rd.
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Alberta Kristoff

Dear Kenny and Vivian and children,
I won't be able to get to the service because of the weather. I want you to know that your mother and dad were so good to my Mom and family and I loved you kids.
I send my deepest sympathy.
Alberta Kristoff
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