Leroy “Bucky” W. Nordhaus, age 89, of St. Libory, IL, passed away the 26th day of July 2022 in Alvin, TX. Bucky was born November 26, 1932, in Germantown Township, Clinton County, IL, the son of Joseph Frank and Irene Anne, nee Mueller, Nordhaus. He previously lived in St. Libory, IL until a month ago when he moved to Alvin, TX to be closer to his daughter, Michelle.
Bucky married his wife, Carolyn A., nee Reynolds, Nordhaus on August 17, 1966. Bucky was a U.S. Navy Korean War Veteran, serving on the U.S.S. Boxer with his brother, Joseph. He served as a welder for four years from 1952 – 1956. Bucky retired from Peabody Coal in Marissa, Illinois after 35 years. He worked as a member of Progressive Mine Workers of America and United Mine Workers. He also worked for Nooter Boiler for three years and had many more prior jobs. Bucky enjoyed golfing, bowling and playing cards and was a member of the American Legion Post 683.
Bucky was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Nordhaus; parents, Joe and Irene Nordhaus; brothers, Robert Nordhaus and Joseph Nordhaus; sister, Dorothy Dumstorff; other family members, Edwin Lange and Elmer Lange, Donna and Bill Reynolds.
Bucky is survived by his son, Michael (Linda) Nordhaus and a daughter, Michelle (Bobby) Wilke; stepson, William (Cheryl) Buhl; grandchildren, Tyler Wilke and girlfriend, Emily Flores, Hayden Nordhaus, Angela Wilke and fiancé, Eric Burnett, Justin Buhl, Melissa (Atundra) Buhl Berman; great grandchildren, Ariyana and MaKenna Berman and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Special family members: Diane Nordhaus, Diane (Richard) Frazer, Rosalie Lange.
Bucky has chosen cremation.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, 15455 Conway Rd. Suite 360, Chesterfield, MO 63017 or American Cancer Society, 5 Schiber Ct., Maryville, IL 62062.