Herman Henry Buckentin

Funeral services for Herman Henry Buckentin, 93, of Hamburg were held on Monday, Jan. 31, from Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg, with the Rev. Donald Andrix officiating.

Mr. Buckentin died on Jan. 28, 2000, at his home in Glencoe.

Organist was Betsy Werner, and the congregational hymn was "Abide With Me." The Emanuel Men's Chorus sang "Just As I Am" and "Muede Bin Ich Geh Zuh Ruh."

Pallbearers were Kirk Jensen, Michelle Weimiller, Daniel Buckentin, Mike Buckentin, Brad Buckentin, Jody Polifka and Stacy Hirsch. Interment was in the Emanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Hamburg.

Mr. Buckentin was born Nov. 14, 1906, in Hamburg to William and Martha (Harms) Buckentin. He was baptized on Nov. 25, 1906, at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg and confirmed at the same church on May 28, 1920. He grew up on a farm south of Hamburg and attended Emanuel Lutheran parochial school through the eighth grade.

On May 8, 1938, Mr. Buckentin married Clara M. Raether at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie. The couple made their home on a farm southeast of Plato.

As a lifelong member of Emanuel Lutheran Church, Mr. Buckentin served as a parochial school board member for six years.

He also enjoyed fishing, playing cards, visiting wit people and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In September 1998, the Buckentins moved to Glencoe.

Survivors include his wife, Clara; children, Marlene Jensen and husband, Donovan, of Howard Lake, Marvin Buckentin and wife, Sharon, of St. Paul and Arlys Ruschmeier and husband, Glenard, of Biscay; sisters and brother, Bertha Lange, Martha Raether, both of Glencoe, Albert Buckentin of Hamburg, Anna Herrmann of Glencoe and Gertrude Droege of Hamburg; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Herbert and Mabel Raether of Glencoe; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel of Glencoe handled arrangements.

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