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Retired from Pointe Coupee School Board as a bus driver and from Ethyl Corp., he died at 8:20 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at his home. He was 89 and a native and resident of Jarreau.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II where he was a prisoner of war.

Visiting at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lakeland, on Thursday, Feb. 7, from 8 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Gregory Daigle, celebrant. Entombment in Chenal Mausoleum.

Survived by his wife of 65 years, Iris Guidroz Bueche; two sisters, Dora Guillaume and Nola Aguillard; and godchildren, Glenn Bueche, Susan Hudson and Rafe Garon. Preceded in death by his parents, Eddie and Melicie Bueche; sister, Bernice LeBeau; six brothers, John V., Merrick, Edgar, Louis, Emmitt and Donald Bueche.

Pallbearers will be Glenn Bueche, Rafe Garon, Joseph Neal, Mitch Aguillard, Mike Bueche and Monty Bueche.

He was a member of the American Legion, Woodmen of the World, Beagle Hunting Association, Prisoners of War and the Kiwanis.

Special thanks to Hospice of Pointe Coupee and his four wonderful caretakers, Winona Davis, Latunya Johnson, Gail Gremillion and Irene Williams.

[Published in The Advocate from Feb. 5 to Feb. 7, 2013]

[courtesy of "Bobby]

Grave markers for George E. Bueche in the Chenal Cemetery Mausoleum; Chenal (Pointe Coupee Parish), Louisiana.

George registered for the draft ca 1941.

He enlisted in the Army at Lafayette, LA on 17 May 1943,

On 23 July 1944 Pvt Bueche was transferred from Hq 82d Airborne Division, Leicester, England to Company D, 508th PIR.

Pvt Bueche made the jump into Holland on 17 September 1944 and was captured that same day.  when the hostilities ended, he was liberated from Stalag 7A.

His military decorations include the Combat Infantryman Badge for the Holland Campaign,.

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