Buckner, Michael Leslie U.S. Army Veteran, passed away at home in Addison, IL, Friday, October 11, 2013, after a brief illness. He was born April 27, 1952, in Chicago, IL, to the late Henry Van Buckner and Rosa L. Buckner Mills. Michael is survived by his loving wife, Alice Schmidt-Buckner; 5 stepsons, Lawrence Rynning (Cindy), Kevin Schmidt (Adela), Randy Schmidt (Bonnie), Jeff Schmidt, Cameron Schmidt (Heaven), and granddaughters, Kyra and Kayla Schmidt; brothers, Colonel Richard Buckner, Tyrone Zachary Buckner (Adrian); sisters, Tremayne Lemons (Clyde), Eunice Buckner Boone (Dr Robert Boone); special niece, Dominique Parks and other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by stepfather, Egbert H. Mills; brother, Henry V Buckner, Jr. and sister, Dorothy Parks (Ira). Inurnment will be at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL. For information call: 708-602-5181.
Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Oct. 27, 2013