Frank Carl Buettner, 88, of Great Bend, passed away May 25 in Lindsborg. He was born April 10, 1924, in Hutchinson, the son of Harry and Mary (Walstrom) Buettner. He married Lynn Cunday in 1947 in Hutchinson. She passed away in 2003.
A former POW, he served in World War II as a member of the Army Air Corps 467th Bombardment Group.
Survivors include his daughter Jane and her husband Leland Nelson of Lindsborg, two sons; Jack Buettner of Leawood, and John and his wife Cynthia Buettner of Shawnee; four grandchildren; Kate and husband Darrell Cooper, Megan and husband Jared Becker, Natalie Nelson, and Alyssa Buettner; and three great-grandsons; Immanuel, Judah, and Jonathan Cooper.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Christians Funeral Home, with burial following at Fairlawn Cemetery in Hutchinson. Memorials may be designated for the American Legion of Disabled American Veterans in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.ChristiansFuneralHome.com.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Christians Funeral Home*
103 N. Washington; P.O. Box 386
Lindsborg, KS 67456.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, May 27, 2012