Gilbert J. Buch

Gilbert J. Buch, 77, of Nordheim, died Sunday, June 30, 2019.

He was born March 27, 1942 in Cuero to the late Adolph and Willie Gatlin Buch. 

In September of 1960 he joined the National Guard. He did his basic training at Ft. Hood. From there he was stationed at Ft. Knox, Kentucky. He Started out as a Private first Class and worked up to Sargent and on special assignment as Tank Commander. He received recognition for sharp shooting and proudly served six years in the Reserves. After the military he began his career in the oilfield where he retired with Patterson UTI. His hobbies included hunting, fishing and taking care of his cows and dogs and spending time with his son, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, sisters, brothers and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Janis Buch. 

Survivors include his son, Gaylon (Sarah) Buch; grandchildren, Vayden and Lila Buch; brothers, Larry Neil and Michael Dain Buch; sisters, Gladys Marie Bradstetter, Marylin Louise Filip, Joyce Faye Strauss, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 13, at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Nordheim. Interment will follow for Gilbert and Janis Buch at Nordheim Cemetery.

A reception will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church Fellowship hall in Nordheim following interment.

Memorials may be given in his honor to Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation or donor’s choice.

Guest book is available online at at

Arrangements are under the direction of Massey Funeral Home, Yorktown.

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