Dean F. Buddle, age 76, of Rapid River, passed away Friday, December 7, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba.
Dean was born August 3, 1942, the son of John and Mable (Goodwin) Buddle. Dean enlisted in the United States Army in 1959 until he was honorably discharged in 1962. In May of 1964, he was united in marriage to Louis Jean Coppock. She preceded Dean in death on August 11, 2013. Together the couple raised one son, Dean Michael Buddle.
Dean enjoyed riding his Harley motorcycle, being a member of the Patriot Guards, and eating ice cream. He was also very proud to be apart of the Third Honor Flight that went to Washington D.C.
Dean is survived by one son, Dean Michael Buddle of Kenosha, WI, and a special friend and guardian Karen Kollmann of Rapid River, MI.
Family will receive friends Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 1:00 until 3:00 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Military Honors will be presented at 2:45 PM by the Gladstone American Legion Post 71. Memorial Services will follow at 3:00 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Dean will be laid to rest in Fernwood Cemetery in Gladstone. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County is assisting the Buddle family.