Charles Buyck

Charles Buyck

Tracy Area Funeral Home – Tracy MN


Charles “Bud” Buyck

Charles “Bud” Buyck, age 90, of Tracy passed away Saturday, September 17, 2011 at Sanford Tracy Medical Center. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 24 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tracy. 

Visitation will be 4:00-8:00 p.m. Friday at the Tracy Area Funeral Home with a 4:30 p.m. CCW Rosary and a 7:30 p.m. parish prayer service.  Interment is in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Tracy.  Stephens Funeral Service – Tracy Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.


Charles “Bud” Buyck was born May 11, 1921 in Walnut Grove, Minnesota to Camiel and Augusta (VanHecke) Buyck.  He was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith.  He attended school in Walnut Grove.  On June 18, 1944, Bud enlisted in the US Army and was a part of the 38th Infantry, 2nd Division.  He served during the European Theater and was Sergeant of Company E.  He was awarded the EAME ribbon and three bronze stars.  Bud was very proud of his military service.  On November 24, 1948, Bud married Theresa Kosse at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tracy.  Bud was a lifelong farmer, and enjoyed it thoroughly.  He was a member of the Garvin American Legion and St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  He enjoyed fishing, playing horseshoe, and shooting pool at the Senior Center.  Bud was a gentle, kind, and quiet man with a good sense of humor and endless supply of one-liners. 


Bud is survived by his wife Theresa of 62 years; children: Colleen (Bill) Baxter of Stevensville, Maryland, Joellen Rountree of Boulder, CO, Steven (Carol) Buyck of Garvin, Adele (Jim) Abrahamson of Atlanta, GA, Marietta (Bo) Reagan of Littleton, CO; 6 grandsons: Vincent Baxter, Charles “Chip” Rountree, Peter Rountree, James Reagan, Jeffrey (Jenna) Buyck, Matthew Abrahamson; 2 great-granddaughters: Elizabeth & Clara Buyck.  Bud is also survived by his sister Marie Albertson of Lamberton; sisters-in-law Maxine Buyck of Tracy, Doris (Dale) Scott of Garvin, Betty Kosse of the Twin Cities, MN, and Dianne Annibal of Scottsdale, AZ.  He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Donna Thieren, and brothers Melvin Buyck and Eugene Buyck.


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