Gerald Ray 'Jerry' Buis

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Gerald Ray "Jerry" Buis, 64, Greencastle, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 at his home.

He was born on July 4, 1948 in Greencastle to Arthur "Windy" Buis Sr. and Myrtle Buis.

He married Jeannie Hobbs on Dec. 29, 1967 in Greencastle.

Gerald retired from Komatsu as a welding instructor and Boilermakers Local 60 Union as a welder mechanic.

He was loved very much by his family and friends and will be greatly missed by everyone.

Gerald is survived by his wife of 45 years; his children, Barbara (Doug) Beecher and Wendy (Chris) Gray, both of Washburn, Ill., John Buis of Eureka, Ill., and Amanda (Teddy) Messer of Niles, Ohio; siblings Nora Miller and Norris (Jack) Sears, both of Greencastle, Caroline (Brad) Bemis of Indianapolis, Arthur (Mary) Buis of Peoria, Ill., and Ralph (Phyllis) Buis and Kenny Buis, both of Greencastle; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Virgil and Charles and nephews Douglas Buis and Nathaniel Detro.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Gerald's memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Flanner and Buchanan, Speedway, is handling the arrangements.

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