Samuel R. Buenzlli

  • Born: February 5, 1933
  • Died: October 8, 2020
  • Location: McHenry, Illinois

Colonial Funeral Home & Crematory

591 Ridgeview Drive
McHenry, IL 60050
Tel. (815) 385-0063

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Husband, Dad, Grandpa, Great-Grandpa, Brother, & Friend

Samuel R. Buenzli, age 87, of McHenry, Illinois passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, October 8, 2020, at his home.

Sam was born on February 5, 1933 in Passiac, New Jersey, the son of Otto and Maria (Kyd-Kamer) Buenzli. On May 23, 1981, he married Jacqueline Goldenberg in McHenry.

For over 49 years, Sam worked as a truck driver, foreman and scale operator for McHenry Sand & Gravel, Lakeland Construction and lastly Meyer Material.

Sam was a lifetime member of the V.F.W., the Moose Lodge and a member of the Teamsters Union Local 301. In his spare time, he loved golfing, fishing, and bowling. He was also an avid lifelong Chicago Cubs and Bears fan.

Samuel is survived by his loving wife, Jacqueline Buenzli; children: Robert G. Buenzli, James J. (Laurie) Buenzli , Randal J.(Karen) Buenzli , Lisa (Jerry) Soberg, Michele (Ron Pedretti) Baker, and Lance (Tara) Lanway; daughter-in-law, Barbara Lanway; grandchildren: Taylor (Adam), Mae, Spenser, Delaney, Tanner, and Casey Buenzli, Angela (Corey) Heiser, Megan, Rebecca, Hannah, Jacqueline, and Jarrett Lanway, Alexander Soberg, Jon (Taylor) Baker, Jordan (Kayleigh) Baker, and Jesse (Amy) Whitney; great-grandchildren: Scarlett & Emmy Hamm, Odessa Garcia, Amos & Waylon Baker, and Nya & Loana Lanway. Sam is further survived by his sister, Miriam Florial.

In addition to his parents Otto and Maria Buenzli, Sam was preceded in death by his son, John Lanway, daughter, Karen Whitney, brother, Charles Buenzli, and sister, Adeline Jamrock.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 -11:30 A.M., on Friday, October 16, 2020, at the Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry, Illinois. A Funeral Service will follow at 11:30 A.M.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My deepest condolences to the Buenzlli family. I played golf with Sam in the Tuesday men's golf league. He was a tough competitor. Rest In Peace Sam.

Posted by Raymond LaFrancis - McHenry, IL - Acquaintance   October 16, 2020

Auntie Jackie and Family, My heart breaks for you. I hope God holds you close and heals you. Love you all. Sam was totally cool and a wonderful man.

Posted by Cheryl Palazzolo - Plainfield, IL - Family   October 14, 2020

Michele, my heart breaks for you and all of your family. I know Karen and John were there to welcome Sammy and give him lots of hugs. You have lots of special angels in heaven who are all watching over you and your family. Hugs.

Posted by Tina Nelson Rebman - Wonder Lake, IL - Friend   October 14, 2020

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