Mechanic 02

John J. Buettner

September 25, 1963 ~ May 10, 2021 (age 57)



A memorial service to celebrate John's life will be held on the 23rd of May from 1-3 pm. at 13148 Spruce Hill Park Rd NE, Miltona, MN 56354

John Joseph Buettner 

Born September 25th, 1963 

Deceased May 10th, 2021


John was the son of Leander and Angeline (Gallus) Buettner (both deceased).

He is survived by his son, Zachary John Buettner, his ex-wife, Sue Schwinghammer, brother Mark Buettner, sister Barbara Betz (Anthony), sister Louise Erickson (Christopher), brother Robert Buettner, sister Karen Buettner-Price, brother Myron Buettner (Michelle), brother Anthony Buettner, brother Charles Buettner, all of his nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews.

He was preceded in death by both of his parents and oldest brother Kenneth Buettner.

John was a loving father, son, brother, uncle and granduncle.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing especially with his son Zach, other family members, and friends.  He was able to see his dream of going elk hunting came to fruition last year when he went elk hunting with his brother Bob. He shared his love of photography, aquatic life and cooking with his life friend Andrea Carson.  No matter where he went, he always seemed to know someone.  He was generous and quick to help others.  John had a gift of gab and learning every back road that he must have inherited from his Father but he also had a love of children which he inherited from his Mother.

John started his mechanical education in his father’s Mobil Station in Avon, Minnesota.  His mechanical career ended with Hensley Trucking in Osakis, Minnesota.  He truly appreciated working for Hensley, Inc. and was a great mechanic.  John’s respect for Darrin Hensley (owner) was demonstrated every time he washed Darrin’s truck.  John felt that Darrin’s truck was the figurehead for Hensley Trucking and wanted to make sure it always made a good impression.  He enjoyed working with and teaching Jayden and Kiara Hensley.  John thought of those two girls as the daughters he didn’t have.  John’s time with Hensley Trucking was a source of pride and sense of family for him.

John will be missed immensely by family, friends and co-workers.  

Memories and condolences may be left under his Tribute page at 

Roy-Hetland Funeral Home was honored to assist in his arrangements.

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Memorial Service
May 23, 2021

3:00 PM
Spruce Hill Park
13148 Spruce Hill Park Rd NE
Miltona, MN 56354

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