Claire Buchmann, 82

Claire L. Buchmann, age 82, of Ypsilanti, Mich., beloved wife of the late William E. Buchmann, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009.

She was born April 17, 1927, in New Orleans, La., the daughter of Bernard J. and Josephine (Donlon) Redler.

Claire was a member of the Senior Center in Ypsilanti. She was a homemaker for 44 years in Constantine. She enjoyed cooking, reading, travel and spending time with her family. She loved visiting and corresponding with many friends, near or distant.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Ypsilanti. She was an extremely vibrant, kind and thoughtful woman who went out of her way to help others.

Claire is survived by two sisters, Leona Larzelere and Dolores Richard, both of New Orleans; her daughters, Karen (Curtis) Sherer, Sharon (Todd) Zimont and Kathleen Buchmann, as well as her six beautiful grandchildren, Michael, Michelle, William, Amanda, Courtney and Savannah.

The funeral mass was held Nov. 16, 2009, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 410 W. Cross Street, Ypsilanti with Fr. Bob Roggenbuck as celebrant. Burial was in Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to either the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association. Envelopes are available at Stark Funeral Service, 101 S. Washington St., Ypsilanti, (734) 482-4900.

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