Dennis “Denny” Patrick Buell, 95, of Greenville, passed away at 7:25 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 at the Brookdale Senior Living of Greenville following a lengthy illness.

Denny was born July 24, 1923 in Milwaukee, Wis. and the son of the late Charles and Mary (Gallagher) Buell.

He was a graduate of Loras Catholic Prep School in Dubuque, Iowa and following his Honorable Discharge from the Navy he attended Marquette University.  He retired in 1990 from International Paper Company and a veteran of WW II serving as a Pharmacist’s Mate during WW II in the U.S. Navy.

Denny was a very active member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Greenville, a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1796, Greenville Elks Lodge and V.F.W., enjoyed playing golf and was a member of the Geezer Golf Group at Turtle Creek Golf Course.  Denny was a consummate joke and story teller, enjoyed by many of his family and friends.  Over the years he spent time as a volunteer with the “Meals on Wheels” program but his favorite past time was spent with his family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Louise “Weezie” (Richards) Buell on Sept. 24, 2012.  They were married Dec. 27, 1947.  Also, his son-in-law Mike Schulze April 2016 and a brother Robert Buell.

Denny is survived by his children Cathy (Ed) Cornell, John Buell, Tom (Janet) Buell, Eileen Schulze, Molly (Mark) Logan, Patricia (Randy) Lear, and Michael (Gina) Buell; grandchildren Amy, Jonathon, Jack, Adam, Melissa, Stephanie, Britt, Jonathon, Katie, Emily, Patrick, Joseph, Sam, Grace, Tommy, Cy and Elena;   great grandchildren Jacob, Joshua, Braden, Avery, Landon, Mason, Colin, Sophie, Samantha, Matthew, Chloe, Liam, Charlie, Iris, Eve and Edwin; great great grandchild Mila; sister Maureen Freeland of Ann Arbor, Michigan, sisters-in law Virginia Richards of Wisconsin and Joanne Richards of Illinois as well as  numerous nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 233 W. Third St., Greenville, with Father John R. White officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Church Cemetery where Full Military Graveside Services will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019 from 5-8 p.m. and on Thursday from 9-10 a.m. in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, with the 3rd Degree Rosary Services followed by the 4th Degree Service conducted by the Knights of Columbus, scheduled at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the St. Mary’s Catholic School, Greenville.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.

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