Flags Remain At Half Staff, Funeral To Be Held Today For Allen Buechel

Flags will remain at half staff in Fond du Lac County through the end of the day Saturday, in honor of Fond du Lac County Executive Allen Buechel, who passed away Sunday (3/27/2022).

A visitation was held Friday afternoon, and will continue this morning beginning at 9 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Fond du Lac.

The Fond du Lac County Board of Supervisors will pay their respects, as a group, at 9 a.m., which was a request by Allen Buechel’s wife, Betty.

A mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m.

Buechel had been the County Executive since 1993, after serving as a Board Supervisor for 17 years prior to that. He was the longest serving County Executive in the state of Wisconsin, having been elected to his eighth term last April.

Buechel is survived by his wife Betty, their two children and two grandchildren.

He suffered a heart attack last Saturday evening, and passed away Sunday afternoon at the age of 74.