Alexander Funeral Home-West Chapel

2100 West Illinois Street, Evansville, IN


David A. Buckman

February 2, 1934July 19, 2020

David A. Buckman of Evansville IN passed away Sunday, July 19, 2020. He was preceded in death by his wife of 33 years, Mary Alice (Nall) Buckman, his parents, Marie (Maxfield) and John M. Buckman, Sr., sisters, Doris Scheller and Alice M. Forcum, brother, John M. Buckman, Jr., and stepdaughter, Donna Berning. He is survived by one sister, Jennie Head; stepson, Leslie Tapp (Edwina), stepdaughter, Rebecca Dixon, and stepdaughter Donna’s husband, John Berning, Sr.; grandchildren, John Berning, Jr. (Gigi), Brian Dixon (Katie), Jeremy Tapp (Katie), and Christina Wondra (Matt),seven great grandchildren, Gabriel Baldridge, William and Andrew Dixon, Adelyn andEthan Tapp, and Ruby and Levi Wondra; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. David was a graduate of Mater Dei High School and Evansville College, and was a Mater Dei ’53 Letterman. He worked for the Indiana Employment Security Division for 30 years. He was an avid sports fan and especially loved baseball. He was a veteran, and a member of The American Legion Post 44, Order of the Owls, and River Bend Association. The family would like to thank Rive Point Health Care and West River Health Care for their wonderful care. Private services will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Research Foundation, 2451 Crystal Drive Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202. Condolences may be offered at www.AlexanderWestChapel.com


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Addison Hearrin

July 23, 2020

Me & my boyfriend both work for West River. David was our best friend. We spent many days avoiding our jobs to hear his stories. I’d spend my lunch breaks hanging out in the dining hall (his fav place to hangout because of the coke fountain!) because he made the long shifts so much better. He was so lively, and so fun even in his final days. He managed to even make the most bitter old ladies smile & laugh. I’ve been at West River for a little over 7 months, we experience loss often, but none have broken my heart quite like losing our sweet David. The whole building feels off, every day has been different since he’s been gone. But he sure did love Jesus, and I bet he is having a ball hanging out with him. Condolences to the family, thank you for giving me the opportunity to spend so much time with him, I throughly enjoyed every second of it.


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