Charles Buik, 80, entered into rest surround by the love of his family on October 22, 2015 in Manteca. He was born August 2, 1935 in Harvey, North Dakota. In heaven he joins his parents Lester and Katherine Buik as well as his baby boy Kevin.
Charles leaves behind his adored wife and best friend of 59 years Delores Buik of Manteca, daughters Darcie Moser, Hope Keller Buik and companion Scott, Heidi Meckler and husband Mark. He was blessed with seven grandchildren, Amy Buenrostro (Javier), Melissa Seibert (Matt), Cody Keller (Chelsea) and Kevin, Crista, Sabrina and Vanessa Meckler. In addition he has six great grandchildren, Adriana “Ana”, Javi, Joey, Charlie, Matthew and Michael. Charles has one surviving brother James Lester Buik and many nieces and nephews that loved their uncle dearly.
Charles, known mostly as “Chuck”, was a Manteca resident. He was originally from North Dakota and then made home in the North West. Growing up in rural North Dakota, Chuck went to school only to the 10th grade, however that wouldn’t keep him from projecting his brilliant mind. He was fascinated with books, he was an avid reader. It was through his books that he discovered new worlds and cultures. He was a natural craftsman and would excel in statuary, owning and operating a statue company for years. Chuck enjoyed the simplest pleasures in life, bird watching, rock collecting, nature and cooking fabulous meals for his family. One of Chuck’s many talents was pipe making as he was meticulous with each and every carving.
Some of Chuck’s best years were spent working for Leisure Manor as a bus driver, as he enjoyed helping everyone with their bags or just to give a comforting smile. He loved spending time with his family, playing an intense game of Parcheesi and Yahtzee and yelling out “Yahtzee Yahtzee” to announce his victory. The evenings where undoubtedly the best, as the family would get together to wait for the moon to emerge and who ever saw the moon first would claim it as their own. Chuck will be remembered as “the rock” of his family, for being a loving husband a wonderful father and a special grandfather. The sky has gained another moon to make the evening glow much brighter.
P.L. Fry is honored to serve the Buik family. Per family request the celebration of life will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of San Joaquin, 3888 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95204. For condolences to the family please visit our website at www.plfryandson.com search obituaries.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Wednesday, October 28, 2015