NORTH PLATTE -- Glen Buker, 68, died Dec. 10, 2004, at his home in North Platte.
He was born March 3, 1936 at Freedom to Guy S. and Della Castor Buker. He graduated from Stockville High in 1953.
He married Marilyn Roggensees on Aug. 18, 1957, in Curtis. In 1957, he began his career as a mechanic at the Chevrolet Garage in Curtis. He served in the U.S. Army from January 1961 until his honorable discharge in December 1962. He settled in North Platte and worked for Miller's Auto Repair. Soon after he owned and operated Glen's Auto Repair for a number of fears. In 1978, he began working as a machinist for Big A Auto Parts, where he worked until his illness.
He was a member of I.O.O.F., BPO Elks, Flatlanders Car Club, Vintage Chevrolet Club of America, P.R. Halligan Post No. 163 of American Legion, and Eagles Aerie 2839.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Velda Lee and Virginia Slade; a sister-in-law, Genevieve Roggensees; and his mother and father-in-law.
Survivors include his wife, Marilyn of North Platte; daughter, LaNelle and husband, Nick Carlson of Fargo, N.D.; son, Gregg and wife, Kahle Lashelle Buker of North Platte; a brother, Gary and wife, Ila Buker of Panora, Iowa; a sister, Gwendolyn and husband, Jim Straight of Woodbine, Iowa; five foster children; two brothers-in-law, Louis and wife, Mary Roggensees of Clear Water, Fla., and Dean Roggensees of Storm Lake, Iowa.; and four grandchildren.
Services will be Tuesday (May 31, 2005), at the Messiah Lutheran Church at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at Fort McPherson. In honor of his love of antique cars and corvettes, the family asks that if you have one to drive it to the services.
Donations and memorials will be given to Glen's daughter to defray the expenses of her emergency flight to New York for tests due to her illness.
Carpenter Memorial of North Platte is in charge of arrangements.