Lois J. (Soderman) Buckland, age 90, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, July 12, 2021 at Lakeview Assisted Living in Gladstone.
Lois was born September 21, 1930, in Gladstone, MI, the daughter of Victor and Myrle (Couillard) Soderman.
Lois attended Buckeye School and then graduated from Gladstone High School in 1948. She enjoyed playing in the high school marching band and spending time with her good friends.
In 1946, Lois met the love of her life, Robert Buckland (“Buck”), and on January 22, 1949 they were married at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Escanaba. Together they made their home in Gladstone and raised their six children.
In 1969, Lois started working as an administrative assistant in the Vocational Education Department at the Delta Schoolcraft Intermediate School District. After working for more than 20 plus years, Lois retired.
Lois enjoyed traveling, golfing, knitting, reading, camping and doing puzzles.
In their retirement years, they travelled all over the country eventually ending up wintering in Biloxi, Mississippi which held a special place in their heart. Buck and Lois always provided a winter getaway for their children to vacation and enjoy with them.
Their love of camping carried on to each of their children and their families. Lois and Buck joined their children and grandchildren on many adventures. Many wonderful memories were made and are cherished by all.
Lois is survived by:
2 Sons: David Buckland, Joe (Linda) Buckland
4 Daughters: Anne (Mark) Brower
Cathy (Steve) Hlivka Vicki (Dave) Rattray and Beth Wisner
Grandchildren: Kara, Steve, Rachael, Jenny, John, Lisa, Nick, Sean, Michael, Katie, Erik, Andrea, Mollie, Sammi, Alex, Ryan and Jack.
Great Grandchildren: Buck and Lois have 29 great grandchildren. Lois is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Lois is preceded in death by her loving husband, Buck, her brother, Don Soderman and many, many great friends and relatives.
A joint memorial service will be held on Friday, July 30, 2021 at Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone with visitation from 10:00 – 11:00 AM. A mass will be held at 11:30 AM at All Saints Catholic Church with a luncheon to follow at the American Legion in Gladstone. Burial will be at Fernwood Cemetery.
The Buckland Family would like to thank the Lakeview Staff and U.P. Health Hospice for the wonderful care they provided for our mom in her final days.
The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Buckland family.