On Tuesday, January 26, 2021, Diane Bucklar, loving wife and mother of three children, passed away at the age of 74.
Diane was born on September 29, 1946 in Oak Park, Illinois to Eugene and Eleanor Priebe. She received her Elementary Education degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign in 1968. On July 6, 1968, she married John Raymond Bucklar. They raised one daughter, Christine, and two sons, John and Jeffrey.
Diane’s true passion in life was her family, friends and students. She lit up every room with her radiant smile. No matter the length of time you knew her, you felt as though she was a long time friend. Her warmth and compassion touched so many hearts. As a mother, she was always supportive, loving, honest and loyal. She loved her “Grands” with all her soul and they are so blessed to have had the most caring and doting Mimi. She never missed a birthday, anniversary or special moment. She took so much pride in all of her family’s accomplishments and never missed the chance to tell them about it. She was LOVE!
Diane is preceded in death by her mother, Eleanor, her father, Eugene and her sister Barbara Retzler. She is survived by her husband, John, her three children Christie (Mark) Nelson, John (Marie) Bucklar and Jeff (Andrea) Bucklar and her six grandchildren Ashley, Brooke and Carly Nelson, Jack and Zoe Bucklar and Connor Bucklar as well as her sister Patricia Dalton.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 6th, 2021 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church (5323 E CR 462, Wildwood, FL) at 10:30 am (EST).
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church or Ronald McDonald House (www.rmhc.org/donate). Masks and Social Distancing required.
The service will be broadcasted live:
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