GRAND MEADOW, Minn. – Lela Buckingham of Grand Meadow, MN passed away Friday, February 7, 2014 St. Marys Hospital in Rochester at the age of 91. Visitation will be held at Hindt Funeral Home in Grand Meadow, MN on Sunday, February 9, 2014 from 3-5 p.m. The funeral service will be held Monday, February 10 at 11:00 a.m. at the Dexter United Methodist Church, Dexter, MN.
Lela Kathleen Wilson was born January 7, 1923 at home in Rodman, IA, the daughter of Louis M. Wilson and Leona R. (Firkins) Wilson. She was united in marriage to Lawrence Hilton on January 3, 1942 in Plover, IA.
On October 16, 1975 her high school sweetheart passed away. She married Charles Buckingham on December 15, 1985. Survivors include her four children, four step-children, and their families: Larry (Kathryn) of Elkton, MN, Linda (Richard) Svenson of Decorah, IA, Laura Hilton (Dana Huber) of Brooklyn Park, MN, and Leonard Hilton of Buffalo, MN, her step-children Sharon July (Vern Bauernfeind) of Rochester, MN, Thomas Buckingham (Denise Wendt) of Kasson, MN, Mary Buckingham-King (Larry King) of Kasson, MN, and Randy (Judy) Buckingham of Grand Meadow, MN
Lela is also survived by her brother Louis D. (Dolores) Wilson of Ankeny, IA and sister Lorraine Schott of Ames, IA.
Lela was preceded in death by her parents, parents-in-law Bert and Fannie HIlton, husbands Lawrence Hilton and Charles Buckingham, step-son John Buckingham, sisters-in-law, and brothers-in-law.
Memorials are preferred to the Dexter United Methodist Church of Dexter, MN or the charity of your choice.