Richard Karl Buhle

February 4, 1936 - September 8, 2021

Richard Karl Buhle, 85, of Surprise, AZ and formerly of Chicago, passed away suddenly while visiting Illinois to attend his granddaughter’s wedding. He passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva, IL.  He was born February 4, 1936, in Chicago, IL the son of John and Edna (Spotten) Buhle.  He was united in marriage to Margaret Hampston June 22, 1957, in Chicago, IL. 

Richard proudly served in the United States Army.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend.  He was a very patriotic man who showed generosity and care towards all people.  He was the type of person that everyone could count on.  He had a great love and passion for golf.  During his retirement he continued to work for many years as a ranger at Desert Springs Golf Course at Sun City Grand in Surprise, AZ. 

He is survived by his loving wife Margaret; four children, Richard Buhle, Kathleen Buhle, Eileen (Paul) Brettman, and Thomas Buhle; nine grandchildren, Candice (Miguel) Lopez, Shannon (Rich) Tambroski, Richard Buhle, Kristen Firtik, Dennis Brettman, Erica (Tyler) Peterson, Tristan Buhle, Sarah Buhle, and Billy Buhle; twelve great-grandchildren; and brother John (Elizabeth) Buhle and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings, Maureen O’Meara, Marvin Buhle and Gloria Meringer. 

Visitation will be held 1:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. Sunday, September 12, 2021, at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 South Batavia Ave. Batavia, IL.   

Memorial contributions may be directed to the charity of the donor’s choice. 

Guest Book

  • Maureen Taus (Hampston) To quote my Dad, "Dick has the biggest heart". I think that sums it up. He was full of compassion and seemed to know where there was a need and how to fill it. Whether it was words of encouragement or acts of kindness, he made a difference in your life. It is those memories that will be cherished. Rest in Peace Uncle Dick! Much love to my aunt and cousins.
  • Kodiak and Tonnetta Murray Our thoughts and prayers with family and friends. May loving light guide his journey home.
  • Margo Morley (Mehringer) I am very sorry for your loss. I hope you take some comfort in the fond memories. ((Hugs))
  • Linda Bandera We are at a loss for words. We just saw you a few days ago. You came to see my Mom, a promise made & kept. That’s the kind of a man you were .You will be remembered as my Moms favorite cousin, and I’m proud to say my friend. Rest in Gods loving arms 🙏🏻💙
  • Kathy Buhle Dad, Word's can not express the loss I feel. You were such a wonderful, loving father. I am going to miss your I Love You's & your great hugs. I know we will meet again in heaven & that is what gets me through..I love you Dad! ❤️ Forever in my heart Kathy
  • Eileen Brettman My heart is broken.