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Glen ‘Buddy’ Graunke, 72

Glen “Buddy” Oscar Graunke, age 72, of Buffalo, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013, after a courageous battle with leukemia.

He was born March 27, 1941, in Watertown, to George and Evelyn (Will) Graunke.

Glen went to school in the Watertown school system.

He worked as a punch press operator for Ware Manufacturing for over 30 years.

An avid outdoorsman, Glen loved to fish, hunt, camp, go four-wheeling, snowmobiling, but most of all to spend time with his friends and family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Evelyn Graunke; a sister, Judith Graunke; a brother, Dale Graunke; a brother-in-law, Leo Svoboda; and a niece, Bev Ehlers.

Glen is survived by his siblings, Marlys Winsemann, Barb Graunke, Pat (Larry) Snodgrass, Lois Svoboda, Carol (Duane) Poliwoda, Dennis Graunke, Richard (Fran) Graunke, Ronald (Audrey) Graunke, Frank Graunke, Leroy (Blythe) Graunke, and Roger (Ginger) Graunke; and special family member Debra Schmidt.

Memorial services took place Saturday, May 4 at 11 a.m. at the Iten Funeral Chapel in Delano, with a gathering of family and friends from 9 to 11 a.m, prior to the services. Inurnment was in the Watertown Public Cemetery.

Arrangements were by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.