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Lucille Buddenberg, 88 - January 21, 2009


Lucille F. Buddenberg, 88, of Tilden died Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, at Creighton Area Health Services at Creighton.
Services were held Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 10:30 a.m. at the Peace United Church of Christ at Tilden with burial to take place at the Tilden City Cemetery.
Buddenberg, the daughter of Fred and Carrie (Petersen) Brandt, was born on a family farm north of Oakdale on March 24, 1920.
She was baptized at the Friendens Evangelical Church in 1932. She became a member of the church and its women’s fellowship in 1948.
Buddenberg attended school at District No. 47 in Antelope County and graduated from the Oakdale High School with the Class of 1939.
She stayed on the family farm to take care of her parents until her father died in 1956. She worked at the Antelope Extension Service in Neligh for two years and then worked at the regional service in Norfolk from until 1962.
In May of 1962, she moved to California and was employed at the R.C. Robertson and JC Penney Department store in Pasadena and Alhambra. She then returned to Norfolk and was employed at Schweser’s as a clerk.
On Sept. 4, 1966, she was married to Frank D. Buddenberg at the Peace United Church of Christ in Tilden.
She and her husband farmed and raised hogs in the Maxwell area until retiring back to Oakdale in 1991.
?Buddenberg was a former member of the First United Methodist Church of North Platte, transferring to the Peace United Church of Christ in Tilden. In North Platte, she was treasurer of the UMW and a member of the Biegnel Neighborhood Club of Maxwell, the American Legion Post No. 181 of Maxwell, transferring to the American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 170 at Tilden in 1997.
She had also worked for the election board in Payne township in Lincoln County.
Buddenberg was a member of the Oakdale Country Club and the Oakdale Sew and So Club, and the Women’s Fellowship of the Peace United Church of Christ of Tilden.
She had a great love of working outdoors with her flowers and enjoyed her pets, according to family members.
Buddenberg was preceded in death by: her parents, Fred and Carrie; her husband, Frank; a brother, Bennie Brandt; two half-brothers—Elbert and Walter Downs; a half-sister, Bertha Schutt.
Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews.

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