Gary Alan Buettner, age 64 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at Capital Region Medical Center surrounded by his family.
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He was born on August 28, 1954 in St. Louis, Mo., the son of John and Agnes (Williams) Buettner. He was married on November 12, 1977 in Cadet, Missouri to Linda McMahan who survives of the home.
Gary served in the United States Army from 1971 until 1979. While in the Army he graduated from Stuttgart High School in Stuttgart, Germany in 1973.
A resident of the Jefferson City area since 1987, Gary graduated from Linn Technical College in 2003 with a degree in computer programming.
Gary was employed with the Missouri Department of Corrections for twelve years and later with Von Hoffman Press until ill health forced his retirement.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Linda Buettner; his daughters, Pam Buettner and her fiancé Mike King of Jefferson City, Mo. and Vicky Topkis and her husband Zach of Brooklyn, New York; four grandchildren, Jennifer Klempke, Zach Klempke, Cameron Klempke and Emery Topkis.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents, John and Agnes Buettner and one brother, Roger Buettner.
A private memorial service will be held at a later time.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to People Helping Paws Rescue, People Helping Paws Dog Rescue, PO Box 6701, Jefferson City Mo. 65102 or the American Heart Association, 104 Corporate Lake Dr, Columbia, Mo. 65203
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.