Sylvester M. Bueckers

Sylvester M. “Sy” Bueckers, age 76 of St. Joseph, Minn., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family and Hildie on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minn. 

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, July 8, Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating and Deacon Mike Benda presiding. Interment was in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Melrose with military honors by the Melrose Veterans Honor Guard.

Sylvester Michael Bueckers was born Dec. 22, 1942,  in Melrose, to Clem and Loretta (Rakotz) Bueckers. Sy served in the Army and Army National Guard from 1960 to 1968. He was also the founder and owner of Sy’s Pallet Service for over 30 years.

Sy was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud and the Eagle’s Club of St. Cloud. Sy enjoyed dancing, ice fishing with family, and playing cards with his brothers and friends. He loved family gatherings and going to the casino with Hildie.

Survivors include his very special friend, Hildie Benda; children; Chad (Sarah) Bueckers of Melrose, Nancy (Greg) Voss of Sauk Rapids, and Dawn Reiter of Rice; seven grandchildren, Michael, Brandon, Justin, Travis, Brianna, Bailey and Chloe; two great-grandchildren, Noah and Londyn; brothers and sisters, Ervin Bueckers (friend, Shirley) of Melrose, Lorene (Aloys) Feldewerd of Melrose, Doreen (Ervin) Feldewerd of Meire Grove, Alvin (Sally) Bueckers of Albany, Ron (Sheila) Bueckers of Oklahoma, Tony (JoAnn) Bueckers of Texas, Dan (Geri) Bueckers of Melrose, and Clem Bueckers, Jr. of Melrose; sisters-in-law, Donna Bueckers of St. Rosa and Charla Bueckers of Melrose; and many nieces and nephews.

Sy was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, David, Tom, and Eugene Bueckers; sister-in-law, Bertha Bueckers; and nephew, Kenny Feldewerd.

Serving as casket bearers was Michael Bueckers, Brandon Bueckers, Justin Voss, Travis Voss, Steve Feldewerd, and Chuck Kortuem. Cross bearer was Brianna Kortuem and bible bearer was Bailey Reiter.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.