OBITUARY

Timothy K. Buecher

August 27, 1946February 20, 2021

Timothy K Buecher, 74, passed from this world and into the arms of our Lord Jesus Christ on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at his home. His wife, son and daughter-in-law were by his side. He was born to Harold and Alma (Krause) Buecher on August 27, 1946.

He grew up on Third Ave on the West Side where his father had his family business Buecher’s Jewelry Store. He attended Fulton Grade School, Central and Harrison High Schools. Tim excelled in many major sports. At twelve years old he was the city homerun champion. After moving from Central to the newly built Harrison High School, he would go on to score the first touchdown, hit the first homerun, and scored the second field goal for the new school. He capped his career by receiving the first All-Sports jacket as a senior.

Tim continued his education at DePauw University in Greencastle, IN, receiving a B.A. degree in Psychology and English Lit. There he was President of his Delta Chi Fraternity, Vice-President of the Student and Union Board, recipient of the high honor of Gold Key. After college he was drafted for service into the U.S. Navy to Da Nang Vietnam. He was very proud to be able to serve his country and received The American Spirit Award. Upon returning from his tour of duty, he began working at the University of Evansville in the Admissions Office. During that time he received his Master’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling.

He was then hired at ISUE as Director of Admissions. He later achieved the title of Dean of Enrollment Services. He was also sports information director for several years to coach Wayne Boultinghouse. Tim was a strong proponent of student involvement at the University. He created the AMIGO (Ask Me I Give Orientation) and Ambassador Programs. They are still instrumental in student orientation. Springfest was a fun weekend for students and staff that Tim created. He was able to bring several concert headliners to campus like Jason Derulo and Luke Bryan. Tim retired as Director of the Career Counseling Center after 38 years. He was elected and served on the MSP North Posey School Board for 16 years. He was a strong advocate and finally accomplished implementing physical education in the elementary schools.

Tim was a long-time West Side Nut Club member. He was instrumental in creating the menu for three very successful booths: St. Peter’s U.C.C. (Chicken & Dumplings) USI Varsity Club (rib-eye and pork chop sandwiches) and Golfmoor Baseball Assn. (walk-off chop). His favorite leisure activities were coaching youth sports, spending time in Destin/Fort Walton on family vacations, and deep-sea fishing with his son and grandsons. His most recent great joy was fishing with his son at Boyd’s Resort in Wisconsin. It was a thrilling week-long adventure.

Doris and Tim loved sharing their country home with a myriad of creatures both great and small. They were especially fond of their German Shepherds and horses. Tim is survived by his wife and soulmate of 51 years, Doris (Stanley) Buecher, son, Lance, his best friend and fishing buddy, special daughter-in-law, Laura, who always laughed at his stories and silly jokes. The pure joy of his life, grandsons, Kade, Trey, Bret and Kolt. It was his proudest moments to follow their achievements in academics and sports. They were truly the wind beneath his wings.

Timothy was preceded in death by his parents, father and mother-in-law, Gene and Virginia Stanley, brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Sandra Grimm, brother-in-law, Rick Stanley, and great niece and nephew, twins Hans and Gretchen Stanley.

He is survived by his sister, Sharon (Gene) Deutsch; aunt, Rose Krause; brother-in-laws and sister–in-laws, Vic (Lori) Stanley, Nic (Diane) Stanley, and Nettie Stanley; very special nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews; fur buddies, Maggie and Rookie, his adopted doggies.

The family wishes to extend our gratitude for the comfort and care given Tim by Dr. Alex DeLalana, Dr. Sheryl Ziegler and both of their staffs. We are so grateful to Brandi Farrar, his Heart to Heart Hospice nurse.

Friends are welcome to attend a walk through on Friday, February 26, 2021 any time between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at Alexander Memorial Park - Heritage Chapel. Mrs. Buecher will be socially distanced for her protection. Her son, Lance, will be greeting guests.

A private service will follow and be livestreamed at 1:30 pm at www.facebook.com/FuneralStreamUSA. Burial will be in St. Peters U.C.C. Cemetery.

Per Tim’s wishes memorial contributions may be made to the Timothy K. Buecher Memorial Fund, 150 N Cale St., Poseyville, IN, 47633. Funds will be used for his four grandchildren’s post-secondary education or training.

To my husband- when we get to the end of our lives together the cars we drove- the houses we had– the things we possessed will not matter- what will matter is that I had you and you had me.

Condolences may be offered at www.AlexanderWestChapel.com.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • A Walk Through at Alexander Memorial Park Heritage Chapel

    Friday, February 26, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Private Service will be held at Alexander Memorial Park Heritage Chapel, Burial in St Peters UCC

Memories

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Jim Schmidt

February 25, 2021

Doris, Lance, and other family members,
I'm so sorry for your loss. There often are no easy words to ease the pain. Let your faith help you, realizing that heaven awaits us all. For the short term family relatives need to rely on each other. Cherish the memories that Tim gave you all, and maybe that focus will give you the inspiration to carry on in his absence. Doris, the words to Tim at the end of the obituary were touching. I'm sure that helped Tim see your love.

Gary May

February 25, 2021

Tim was a friend, fellow Vietnam veteran, and a kind, giving person. We were colleagues at USI where he did many helpful favors for me. He was very helpful as a volunteer in the 1988 community celebration of veterans called Vets Fest. (Truth be told, most of us were way out of our wheelhouses with our audacious commitment to stage this community-wide, week-long event. Tim was instrumental in making it a success.)
I'll remember Tim as an intelligent and capable gentleman. I will miss him.
Rest in peace, Tim.

Laura Blanford Stephenson

February 25, 2021

Thoroughly enjoyed my years at ISUE and especially my two years as an AMIGO. Tim's dedication to the university was evident in all his endeavors and Doris was always by his side. They were true ambassadors for the university. Condolences for your loss.

Mark Senzell

February 24, 2021

Sorry to learn of Tim’s passing.
Tim and my brother..Howard ...were friends in those first years of Harrison.
I remember Tim shooting baskets in our driveway.
Howard passed away recently...Tim and Howard
can recall good times.

Pat & Pat Singleton

February 24, 2021

We are truly sorry for your families loss. He was such a great guy, and more importantly a great Christian. Always remember that our memories are our lifeline to them.

God Bless,
Pat & Pat Sungleton🙏🙏

Renee Rowland

February 24, 2021

I was so sad to hear of Tim's passing. He was such a kind, loving and funny man. Seeing him would bring a smile to my face because I knew he would share a joke or story which would cause laughter. He was committed to the well-being and growth of our students. I am thankful to have known him. Thank you for sharing him with us. Praying for peace and comfort during this difficult time.


Cara Baumgart

February 24, 2021

Dear Buecher Family,
I met Mr. Buecher when I was a student at ISUE/USI as I was a student worker in the Admissions Office and was also an AMIGO. I will never forget Mr. Buecher. He had a wonderful sense of humor and made you feel like you were part of “the team”. I’m definitely better off today having met him. Prayers of peace to the entire Buecher family.

Angie and Barry Schonberger

February 24, 2021

I was introduced to Tim very early in my career at ISUE/USI when he interviewed for the Director of Counseling. From that moment I knew Tim would be a tremendous asset to the University family. I had the opportunity to see firsthand his positive impact on the University community and every student he engaged. The legacy he created with his vision for the AMIGO and Ambassador programs, Spring Fling events with national entertainment and creation of the Career Counseling office will continue. Great memories of the early days of the AMIGO program when Doris and Tim hosted students at the Buecher ranch each fall to thank them for their service. He was also a role model for community involvement, WSNC, Golfmore, N Posey athletics and veteran recognition. This man for All Seasons will not be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers with Doris, Lance, and family.

Heidi Gregori-Gahan

February 24, 2021

I am so saddened by the news of Tim's passing. He was such a kind and compassionate person who lived to serve. I feel so fortunate to have been able to work with him since 1998. Tim was always so willing to help anyone in need, and he worked tirelessly to make USI and the entire Evansville community a better place for everyone. From the moment I met Tim, I was struck by his devotion to his beloved family, as well as his extended USI family. He was such a positive force in the growth of our institution, and at the same time he was always mindful of the need to preserve traditions (and to create new ones, such as Spring Fest!). May Tim's legacy of love and faith comfort you during this very difficult time, and may God's promise of eternal life sustain you all. With deepest sympathy, Heidi Gregori-Gahan

Bill Straeffer

February 24, 2021

I was a high school classmate of Tim’s at HHS. And, he was my successor as Director of Admissions at ISUE. What a sense of humor, what a fun guy, and an all around good guy. Sending prayers to Doris and all his family.
Bill Straeffer

FROM THE FAMILY