Michael L. Buckles, 59, of Broken Bow, Neb., died Saturday September 21, 2013 at his home in Broken Bow due to cancer.
Mike was born December 4, 1953, in Martin, S.D to A. Robert and Mary Frances (Swanson) Buckles. He attended school in Merriman, Neb., and also Martin. He attended college receiving a Masters Degree. Mike was a life long educator, primarily teaching social studies and coaching. Mike was united in marriage to Kim Risse. They have two sons, Jason Buckles, Merriman, and Tigh Buckles, Lincoln, Neb.
Mike is also survived by a brother, Bob (Cindy) Buckles, Ainsworth, Neb, and a niece and nephew. Mike was preceded in death by his parents.
A wake service was held Monday September 23, at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Broken Bow. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 24, also at the Church in Broken Bow with Father Jim Hunt officiating. Burial was held Wednesday, September 25, at the Martin Cemetery, in Martin, with Father Bryan Sorensen officiating. Memorials may be made to the family to be designated at a later date.