Robert P. Buckmaster

Oct. 8, 1948 – March 6, 2020

Robert P. Buckmaster, 71, passed away March 6, 2020, at his son’s residence. Bob was born Oct. 8, 1948, in Martin, South Dakota, the son of Harold and Bessie (Grieser) Buckmaster. He graduated from Bennett County High School with the class of 1967. He served his country and spent time in Thailand during the Vietnam War and was stationed in Georgia.

He married Jean Zickrick on Nov. 7, 1969. Bob was chief engineer at Dial Properties until he retired in 2014. He was a member of the American Legion in Martin, South Dakota, and enjoyed being a Boy Scout leader for several years. He coached American Legion baseball in Martin, South Dakota, and Friend, Nebraska. He also started the girls’ high school basketball team in Martin, South Dakota. Bob enjoyed endless hours working in his woodshop and many hours following his grandsons to their many activities.

He is survived by his mother, Bessie Buckmaster of Ord; wife of 50 years, Jean Buckmaster of Kearney; three children, Rob (Staci) Buckmaster of Smith Center, Kansas, Kimberly (Kamran) Malik of Safety Harbor, Florida, and Rick (Connie) Buckmaster of Lincoln; three grandsons, Payton, Mason and Rece Buckmaster; his sister, Bettie (Jack) Mansfield; along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Buckmaster; and brother, Gary Buckmaster.

A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11, at the Miltonvale Cemetery in Miltonvale, Kansas. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Veterans Association of Nebraska for support dogs. Donations can be made to Comfort Dog Ministry Peace Lutheran, 1710 N. North Road, Grand Island, NE 68803.

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