Hervin R. Buhr was born June 24, 1935 in Royal, Illinois. Hervin left this life on earth on May 13, 2019, at 10:56 a.m. in Urbana, Illinois. He was the son of Garrelt “Charley” and Seana (Bunting) Buhr. He married Arlene Schwartz at St. Peters United Church of Christ on September 12, 1965. She preceded him …read more
Hervin R. Buhr was born June 24, 1935 in Royal, Illinois. Hervin left this life on earth on May 13, 2019, at 10:56 a.m. in Urbana, Illinois. He was the son of Garrelt “Charley” and Seana (Bunting) Buhr. He married Arlene Schwartz at St. Peters United Church of Christ on September 12, 1965. She preceded him death on March 9, 2000.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 17, 2019 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 2200 Philo Rd., Urbana. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Sidney.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Dr. West, Savoy and at 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 17, 2019 at the church.
He is survived by his son Randy (Susan) Buhr of Fishers, Indiana, his brother Wilbert (Marie) Buhr, two sisters Betty Ihnen, and Rosalyn (Jerry) Roosevelt. He is also survived by many Buhr and Schwartz family members and friends that will miss him dearly. The family would like to thank his niece, Sharon Conatser, and others that took great care of Hervin over the past years. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Ira.
Mr. Buhr was born and raised in Royal, Illinois. He was employed by the United States Postal Service for 37 years in the Champaign Post Office as a letter carrier. He retired January 2, 2003. He was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church. He believed the church was the center of his life from the beginning to the end. In Hervin’s mind, a week never felt complete unless he went to church. He umpired hundreds of youth baseball games in the area over the years. He also served as a coach for various baseball teams in Champaign. He was a member of the United Commercial Travelers #478.
He enjoyed collecting wood carvings and traveling. When he was able to travel he would drive many miles to see a play. He said, “You don’t realize your purpose in life until you are much older.” He believed God put him at Autumn Fields at a later age so the residents could be a blessing to him and vice versa. Hervin moved to Autumn Fields on April 4, 2015. He felt blessed to be able to serve the Resident Council as President from January 2016 to March 2019.
The family would like to thank Carle Heart and Vascular Center, the wonderful staff of Autumn Fields in Savoy, Carle Hospice, and the staff of Meadowbrook Health Center for being such great caretakers of Hervin.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to St. Matthew Lutheran Church for youth ministry programs; American Heart Association; or American Cancer Society.
Online condolences can be shared with his family at www.morganmemorialhome.com.hide
Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Time: 04:00 pm
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