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Albert “Al” H. Buddemeyer Jr. June 27, 1926 – May 24, 2014. On the morning of Saturday, May 24th, Al joined the love of his life, Betty (his wife of 65 years) in Heaven. Al is survived by his sister, June White, sons Gary (Jill), Mark (Cindy), daughters, Gerianne Riley (Bill) and Joy Brimm (Rob), grandchildren, Derek, Damian (Serena), Mark and Carly Berger (Steve), 7 great grandchildren as well as other children that called him “Grandpa Al”. Al was known for building and fixing things…he built the family home, motorbikes, go-karts, worked on cars, tractors, lawnmowers, you name it, he could fix it. But most importantly, he built a marriage and family with a strong foundation. He taught us to love God and others, respect, honesty, compassion, instilled in us a strong work ethic, plus that added streak of stubbornness, appreciation of the outdoors–fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, iceskating, skiing, national landmarks. We were fortunate to experience life on a farm “in the city” – acreage, horses, cows, dogs, cats, a raccoon as well as an assortment of wild animals. A value cannot be put on any of this; it’s priceless. Visitation will be held May 30, 2014 from 11AM to 12PM at First Baptist Church 10500 Missouri HWY 350, Raytown, MO. Funeral service to follow at 12PM. Graveside service will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery following funeral. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Heart of America Christmas Pageant, FBC.