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Jerry L. ‘Buke’ Buchan

By Staff | Jul 15, 2010

A celebration of life service for Jerry L. ‘Buke’ Buchan, 70, of Ceylon, Minn., will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 17, at St. Peter Lutheran Church of Ceylon, with Rev. Gordon Patterson officiating. Inurnment will follow at Lake Belt Township Cemetery with full military honors by the Nassen – Detert American Legion Post 529. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m., Friday at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Ceylon.

Jerry passed away on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 , at the Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls. The Lakeview Funeral Home of Fairmont is in charge of the arrangements for the family.

Jerry Lee Buchan was born on June 22, 1940 on a farm in Emmet Co., Iowa , the son of Myron ‘Jim’ and Edna (Lund) Buchan. He attended school in Dolliver until entering the U.S. Army on Feb. 9, 1960, and served until his honorable discharge in April of 1962. After serving in the Army, he moved to Ceylon and worked for his dad at the Buchan Standard Oil Station and eventually took over the business. On Jan. 21, 1967, Jerry was united in marriage to Charlene Gangestad in Ringsted and they raised their family in Ceylon. Over the years, he owned and operated a car wash and auto repair shop in Ceylon . He worked at John Morrell Co. in Estherville for 13 years. After the closing of the John Morrell Co., Jerry managed the Nassen-Detert American Legion in Ceylon. Then he operated “Buke’s Place” in Ceylon until the time of his death.

Jerry enjoyed the company and conversation of the various people he met at “Buke’s Place.” He also enjoyed family gatherings and watching his children and grandchildren grow and was very proud of them. They took vacations to the Black Hills and enjoyed car rides up to the Brainerd Lakes area. He was an avid Minnesota Twins fan (when they were winning) and enjoyed shopping for unique cars and finding good deals on the internet. He napped every day with his dog, Puggy beside him. When his son, Jason, played in the Sinister Band, Jerry and Charlene would travel around and enjoy his concerts.

Jerry’s final gift was the gift of life through organ donation to help those in need.

He will be honored and cherished by: his wife, Charlene Buchan of Ceylon; two sons, Jason Buchan and his wife, Melissa, of Wilmar, Minn., Jeremy Buchan of Ceylon; three grandchildren, Whitney, Mack and Tucker, of Wilmar; one brother, Roger Buchan and his wife, Marion, of Fairmont; two sisters, Lois Lewis and Lavon Dyslin, both of Fairmont; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Myron and Judy Gangestad of Las Vegas, Anita and Tom Davis of Sherburn, Cecelia and Craig Jensen of Phoenix, Jolene Gangestad and husband Tom of Mankato, Mark and Christy Gangestad of Carson City, Steve and Vicki Gangestad of Fenton; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Jerry was also preceded in death by one brother, Jimmy Buchan; sister-in-law, Sue Buchan; two brothers-in-law, Neil Lewis and Dick Dyslin.