Joseph Buckland, 90

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Joseph Edward Buckland, "Sonny", of Beloit, Kansas, passed away on April 30, 2021 at the Hilltop Lodge with his daughter by his side. He was 90 years old.
Joe was born at home in Glasco, Kansas, on December 8, 1930. He was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Nellie Buckland; two sisters, Marie and Betty; and one brother, Gary.
He married Juanita J. Johnson on July 15, 1951. She passed away on March 27, 2020. From this union are seven surviving children, Juanita (Craig) Stone, Joyce Rohloff-Buckland, Jill Buckland, Marty Buckland, Jan (Joe) Zenn, Judy (Kenny) Love, and JoAnn (Wayne) Zachary.
He married Dorothy Ray Nicholson (Haigh) on February 2, 1974. She passed away on January 27, 2020. She has three surviving children, Greg (Annie) Nicholson, Debra (Bruce) Gunter, and Lisa (Ron) Grilliot.
Together they have 10 children, 25 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren.
Joe served in the Marines from 1949-1951. He then enlisted in the Air Force from 1951 until he retired in 1969. He sold cars after he retired. He went back to farming, which was his passion, in 1975. He and Dorothy retired from farming in 2012.
Our Dad was a prankster, who lived a full life from the Depression Era to the Computer Era. He liked to stay busy and be in charge. He worked on machinery, guns, carpentry, handyman, salesman, and farming. He was known as "Farmer Joe" by his close friends. He proudly served his country. He loved to hunt and farm. He liked to camp and drive his boat. We spent many weekends at Lake Pamona and Waconda Lake.
Our Dad was loved and will be missed.
Funeral services will be at 2 PM Wednesday, May 5, at the Roberts Family Funeral Home followed by burial in Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1-7 PM Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to Wounded Warriors.

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