Dennis M. Buffington

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Dennis M. Buffington

Jan. 14, 1947 - July 1, 2019

McCOOK, Neb. — Dennis M. Buffington, age 72, of McCook, passed away Monday, July 1, 2019, at Community Hospital in McCook.

Born Jan. 14, 1947, in McCook, Dennis was one of four brothers born to Harold Lee and Laura Margaret (Meury) Buffington. Dennis attended school in McCook, graduating from McCook High School with the Class of 1966.

Following high school, Dennis enlisted in the United States Army, proudly serving his country during the Vietnam War. Dennis was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal with Five Bronze Stars as well as the Combat Infantryman Badge. He was honorably discharged in 1969.

Over the years, Dennis was employed as a meat cutter in a variety of local grocery stores. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, camping and fishing. Dennis was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in McCook. He was an avid sports fan, rooting for both the Cornhuskers and the Broncos. Dennis had been residing in Colorado before moving back to McCook in 2004.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Mark Buffington.

Those left to celebrate his life include his son, Troy (Suzanne) Buffington of Gilbert, Ariz.; daughters, Amy (David) Mosier and Melisa (Josh) Califf of Fort Morgan, Colo.; and two brothers, Ray (Vicki) Buffington of Imperial, Neb., and Roger (Shari) Buffington of Farmington, N.M. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be Monday, July 8, 2019, beginning at 1 p.m., at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home, McCook, with Mike Roth, officiating.

Burial with Military Honors will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, McCook.

Memorial contributions may be made in Dennis’ name for future designation.

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Please visit our website at to sign the online guestbook for the family.