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Obituary for Larry F. Buckles

Larry F. Buckles, 77, of Viroqua passed away December 4, 2020 at his home. He was born February 4, 1943 to Henry and Jennie Buckles in Viroqua, Wisconsin. He married Sandy (Harpstreith) Buckles in 1962, they raise three children, Kevin, Kelly, Kim and later divorced. Larry graduated from De Soto High School and earned a union carpenters certification. He worked as a carpenter for Peter Nelson & Sons and spent 50 years farming in the Retreat and later Viroqua areas. He had a passion for tractors and had a vast collection of IH farmalls, die cast tractors, and die cast cars. Larry enjoyed his animals, gardening, cutting wood, and the outdoors. Larry is survived by son, Kevin (Lori) Buckles of Coon Valley; daughters, Kelly (Danny) Boardman of De Soto, and Kim (Alonzo) Ellefson of La Crosse; sister, Deb (Mark) Umberger of Genoa; brother, Loren of Viroqua; grandchildren, Taylor (Garrett) Voegeli of Viroqua, Matt (Holly) Helgerson of Coon Valley, Rebecca Buckles of Coon Valley, Mitch Boardman of Caledonia, Minn, Bailey, Sidney, Dylan Ellefson of La Crosse, and two great-grandchildren. Larry was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Jennie Buckles and brother Ronald Buckles. A celebration of life will be held from 1 pm until 5 pm with a prayer service at 430 pm on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at the Red Mound Community Center (intersection of County Rd Uu and State Highway 82). Blessed be his memory. The Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Home and Crematory, Woodruff Chapel is assisting the family.