Saying Goodbye to Buck

By: Bill Martens
By: Bill Martens

It's a somber day around the NewsChannel 7 building and for the listeners and viewers of Buck Leverton.

He was a longtime agriculture reporter who passed away Thursday (November 10, 2005) and will be buried Monday (November 14, 2005).

Orville Leverton grew up in Marshfield where he learned to play guitar, joined a cowboy band and became "Buck." He met his wife, Harriet, at a gig in Milwaukee. They were married for 72 years until she passed away in July of 2004.

Leverton was also seen and heard on the air in Green Bay, Madison, Wisconsin Rapids and Merrill.

A visitation starts at 11 a.m. at Helke Funeral Home in Wausau, followed by a noon funeral.

Leverton was 95.

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