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Raymond L. Bucklin
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Birth: Oct. 13, 1922
Battle Creek
Calhoun County
Michigan, USA
Death: May 25, 2009
Battle Creek
Calhoun County
Michigan, USA

Raymond L. "RL" Bucklin, 86, of Bedford Township, died Monday, May 25, 2009 at the Laurels of Bedford. He was born October 13, 1922, the son of Albert Lyle and Cecil F. (Rounds) Bucklin in Battle Creek and was a 1940 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School. Ray worked security at Kellogg Company for over 38 years and was a member of the Kellogg 25 Year Club. He was also a member of the [formerly Battle Creek] Marshall Moose Lodge # 676, United Commercial Traveler and served his community as a Bedford volunteer Fireman, Police Officer as well as a Township Board Member. Raymond L. Bucklin was united in marriage to Florence A. Leedle on July 5, 1940 in Bryan, Ohio; they have been united for 69 years. In addition to his wife Florence, Ray is survived by four children, Sharon (Jerry) Baird of Springfield, Raymond B. (Susie) Bucklin of Oshtemo, Gerald R. (Linda) Bucklin of Battle Creek, Shelia (Gary) Shelton of Richland; twelve grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Beverly Bucklin. Ray was preceded in death by his parents, a son Barry L. Bucklin in 2001 and two great-grandsons. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, reading, bird watching, playing cards and family get-togethers. At the request of the family, friends may call after 5:00 pm Thursday, where the family will receive friends from 5 to 8 pm, at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm., Friday, May 29, 2009, at the funeral home, with Rev James L. Sparks officiating. Interment will be at Bedford Cemetery. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to American Cancer Association, Alzheimer's Association or to a charity of ones choice. Personal remembrances may be made at

Published in the Battle Creek Enquirer on 5/27/2009
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  Florence A Bucklin (1921 - 2015)*
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Bedford Cemetery
Battle Creek
Calhoun County
Michigan, USA
Created by: Jean(C.J.Vought)Green
Record added: May 27, 2009
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