Melvin Reed Buetow
February 20, 1927 - June 17, 2019
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Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map

Melvin (Mel) Reed Buetow, 92, of Appleton, passed away Monday, June 17, 2019 at Brookdale Senior Living surrounded by his family. He was born February 20, 1927 in Van Dyne, son of the late George and Hattie (Vogler) Buetow. He was the youngest of seven children, being predeceased by his two brothers, Henry and Norman,…

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Sandy LeMoine, Trinity Lutheran Church left a message on June 24, 2019:
Mu sympathy to your family. Mel was such a sweet and kind man. And he was so proud of all of you. He couldn't stop talking about you when I visited. I am sure you will miss him greatly. God's peace.
Zandy left a message on June 24, 2019:
Mr. Mel always warmed my heart and mine will always be much stronger for being honored to have known him. He was an intelligent true gentleman! He reminded me of my father in many ways. His hugs and heartfelt smiles will always be with me. Thank you God for creating such a wonderful man! My eyes may leak but my heart is over flowing with blessings for the pleasure of knowing him. Wendy you are truly a reflection of him! Thank you for sharing him with me!
Ness left a message on June 24, 2019:
I wanted to send my deepest condolences to the family of Mel. 1 Corinthians 1: 3,4 describes God as “the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials”. By delving into God’s word the Bible you can find solace in these times. I hope you were able to find even the least bit of comfort in these words. Once again please accept my deepest condolences.
V. Walters left a message on June 24, 2019:
My sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Melvin. It can be very difficult and distressing to cope with the loss of a loved one. It has helped myself and others knowing that our dear loved ones now rest in the loving memory of our Grand Creator, Jehovah. ( Psalms 83:18-God's name). May you find comfort to know that Jehovah hates death. ( 1 Cor. 15:26). And promises to eliminate death forever and bring those sleeping in death back to life on a cleansed earth. ( John 17:3; Isaiah 25:7,8; Acts 24:15; Rev. 21:4,5; Psalms 37:10,11,29). I hope these few scriptures along with your own good and loving memories of Melvin help to bring comfort, peace and a hope.
Kathleen Malnory Bellows left a message on June 22, 2019:
I will always remember the great time we had with Uncle Mel when he visited us in Wyoming. He did so enjoy the mountains and the fall scenery. He was a special kind person and I always tried to visit him whenever in Wisconsin. He was so special with my Mother, his sister, Alta when he visited her in the nursing home, they even had a little glass of beer together and talked about their time in the grade school in Van Dyne. He gave a great tribute to her at her funeral and it was so special for him to be there, meant so much to all of us. So sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace and love.
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Judy Lichter Summers left a message on June 21, 2019:
I am sorry for you loss, however, There is a time to be born, and a time to pass.....and the Good Lord gave Mel many many years, that he could be with his children and families. My favorite saying, by John Lennon is : "Time heals almost everything, Give Time, Time!"
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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