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Mary Ruth Buchheit

May 24, 1943 February 15, 2019
Mary Ruth Buchheit
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Obituary for Mary Ruth Buchheit

Mary Ruth Buchheit
Of Arlington Heights

Mary Ruth Klickman Buchheit was born May 24, 1943, in Saginaw, MI, to Rev. August Henry Frank and Gertrude Wilhelmina (nee Moews) Klickman. She died February 15, 2019, in hospice care at the Lutheran Home & Services in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

Mrs. Buchheit grew up the daughter of a pastor and church organist. She moved quite a bit in her youth all throughout the Midwest. She lived in Michigan, Nebraska, Kentucky, Indiana, Kansas, Ohio, and Illinois. She attended Illinois State University where she met, and later married, her husband of 53 years. Mary earned her Bachelor's Degree and taught English at Grove Junior High School until starting a family. She also had a career as an administrative assistant with R&D Thiel Contractors before retiring. She enjoyed volunteering throughout her life and lived her life in service to others. This was reflected in the time she spent with Catholic Charities, the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, PADS, and most recently compiling church records for St. Peter Lutheran Church, Faith Lutheran Church, and St. John United Church of Christ. Mary was a lifelong Girl Scout and as a Leader for her daughter’s troops received the Denoyer and Green Angel Awards. However, she often stated that her best volunteer position was that of grandma since she was able to provide daycare for her grandchildren, Ben and John. In addition to volunteering, Mary had many interests including farming, gardening, collecting recipes & hymns, crocheting, traveling, reading, completing puzzles, singing - especially with her husband David, and spending time with her family whenever possible, most notably weekly visits with Ruth and at Sunday night dinners. She loved simple things and being surrounded by nature either in her garden, watching the local wildlife or traveling to our National Parks.

Mary is survived by her husband David LeRoy Buchheit; her children Ruth (Chris) Gagliano and Bonnie (Rob) Foster; her grandchildren Ben and John Foster and by her sisters Gertrude (late Lowell Thomas, “L.T.”) Clay and Pauline (late Jim) Streicher.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation Tuesday, February 26, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 111 W. Olive Street, Arlington Heights, Illinois. Interment at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Comfort Dog Ministry: Checks written to St. Peter Lutheran Church (write Susie / Comfort Dog in the memo line) Address:111 W Olive St, Arlington Heights, IL 60004, Phone: (847) 259-4114, or to LCC Kare-9 Comfort Ministry, 3020 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook, IL 60062 www.lutheranchurchcharities.org,or to Orphan Grain Train, 601 W. Phillip Ave. , PO Box 1466, Norfolk, NE 68702 www.ogt.org, or to Leader Dogs for the Blind - 1039 S. Rochester Rd. Rochester Hills, MI 48307 www.leaderdog.org.

Funeral information and condolences www.GlueckertFH.com or (847) 253-0168.


Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

26

Feb

9:30 AM 2/26/2019 9:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 2/26/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Peter Lutheran Church

111 W. Olive St.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

St. Peter Lutheran Church
111 W. Olive St. Arlington Heights 60004 IL

Funeral Service

Tuesday

26

Feb

11:00 AM 2/26/2019 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2/26/2019 12:00:00 PM
St. Peter Lutheran Church

111 W. Olive St.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

St. Peter Lutheran Church
111 W. Olive St. Arlington Heights 60004 IL

Cemetery Details

Location

Memory Gardens Final Resting Place

2501 E. Euclid Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

2501 E. Euclid Avenue Arlington Heights 60004 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Comfort Dog Ministry

111 W Olive St
ARLINGTON HTS, IL 60004
Please make check payable to St. Peter Lutheran Church and write Susie / Comfort Dog in the memo line

LCC Kare-9 Comfort Ministry

3020 Milwaukee Ave.
Northbrook, IL 60062

Orphan Grain Train

601 W. Phillip Ave. , PO Box 1466
Norfolk, NE 68702

Leader Dogs for the Blind

1039 S. Rochester Road
Rochester Hills, MI 48307
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