Eugene F. Bucher, 97

Eugene F. Bucher, 97, of Wabash, died at 8:42 am, Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at Parkview Wabash Hospital. 

He was born June 9, 1918, in Fulton County, Indiana to John and Hattie (McIntire) Bucher.

Gene attended Laketon High School.  He married Elizabeth Bouse in Syracuse, on Auust 10, 1940; she died July 23, 1986.  He worked at General Tire in Wabash for 42 years, and was in charge of production of gas masks during Word War II.  He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Wabash.  Gene was one of the founding members of the Wabash Cannonball Motorcycle Club, and was a motorcycle enthusiast.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and spending time with his grandkids.  He spent his summers on Lake Chapman in Warsaw.

He is survived by five children, Larry (Chris) Bucher of Massillon, Ohio, David (Kristy) Bucher of Warsaw, Jane (Tim) Denney of Wabash, Ken (Charlyn) Bucher of Warsaw, and Ted (Tuesday) Bucher of Wabash; 10 grandchildren, Jennifer (Nick) Quartz of Massillon, Mandy (Tim) Hamza of Durango, Colo., Deana (Emmitt) Glass of Fishers,  Denise (Matt) Krebs of Wyoming, Mich., Matt (Abby) Denney and Justin (Melissa) Denney, both of Wabash, Don (Lawanda) Wertenberger of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Deana Eberly of Warsaw, Mallory (Dustin) Sanders of Roann, Indiana, and Brady Bucher of Wabash, 19 great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandson, and his sister, Betty Hamlin of North Manchester. 

He was also preceded in death by his parents, brother, Daniel Bucher, and his grandson, Drew Denney.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, April 2, 2016, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with the Rev. Phil Lake officiating.  Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 4-7 pm Friday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Wabash County Historical Museum or Christ United Methodist Church.

The memorial guest book for Gene may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Mar 31