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Mrs. Theresa Julia (Sittig) Buckingham

Mrs. Theresa Julia (Sittig) Buckingham
  • June 2, 1935 - August 23, 2019
  • Battle Creek, Michigan
  • William J. Fitzgerald Scholarship Fund
    112 Capital Ave. NE
    Battle Creek, MI 49017
  • St. Philip Church Restoration Fund
    112 Capital Ave NE
    Battle Creek , MI 49017

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“Karen and family,So very sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Beth (Baker) Jones - Raleigh, NC

“The Best 2nd Mom ever, Hubba Bubba welmed you. Luv always. Snannon ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Shannon Wheeler - Ruther Glen, VA

“Linda,so sorry to read of mother's passing. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Russ and Micki Bortell - MI

“Your entire family is in our hearts and prayers! We will certainly miss "Aunt" Theresa and her loving, kind and generous presence at Pokagon! She...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Kathy Reynolds - Defiance, OH

“I never knew how Theresa kept all of us in line when we were kids. It must have been like trying to herd kittens but some how she always managed. ...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Ken Jordan - Saugerties, NY

“my condolences. loved your mom. she was a hoot! ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: annie stetler - Battle Creek, MI

“I am so sorry for your loss your family is in my prayers ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Ronda McGuire (Herpin-Potter) - FL

“So glad that I visited with Theresa when I was in MI in July. I have no idea where to begin with memories of the entire family. I know your Mom was...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Sharon Blatnik - Surprise, AZ


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Theresa Julia (Sittig) Buckingham, 84, of Battle Creek died peacefully at her home Friday, August 23, 2019 surrounded by family, under the compassionate care of Southern Care Hospice. Theresa was born June 2, 1935 in Three Oaks, Michigan the daughter of Paul F. and Frances T. (Stuppi) Sittig. She was raised in Three Oaks and was a 1953 graduate of Three Oaks High School, moving to Battle Creek in 1956. Theresa was a loving homemaker, wife and mother.

Theresa J. Sittig was united in marriage to F.M. "Red" Buckingham on October 16, 1954 in Three Oaks, MI. Theresa was preceded in death by Red on July 14, 1997. Surviving are five daughters: Karen (Bryan) Lilly of Jasper, IN; Linda M. Frederickson of Charlotte, MI; Cheryl D. Buckingham of Chicago, IL; Mary M. Buckingham of Battle Creek; Susan F. Buckingham of Three Oaks, MI; one son, Alan D. Buckingham of Three Oaks, MI; ten grandchildren: Meredith, Marc, Lauren and Alexis Lilly; Frank and Max Buckingham; Kimberly (Connor) Frederickson Spalding and Peyton Frederickson; Tyler Davis and Lisa Toole; two great-grandchildren: Jacob Toole and Hunter Toole-Collmar; two sisters, Loretta Covert of Jacksonville FL, and Florence (Jim) Nazarian of Ocala, FL; two brothers, Robert (Bonnie) Sittig of Lincoln, NE and John (Sandy) Sittig of Jacksonville, FL; and a sister-in-law, Betty Sittig of Tallahassee, FL. In addition to her husband, Theresa was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Mark Frederickson; a grandson, Charles Buckingham Lilly; a sister, Marilyn (Buss) Zartman; two brothers, Paul (Pat) Sittig and Raymond Sittig; and a brother-in-law, Bert Covert.

Theresa was a member of St. Philip Roman Catholic Church, the Council of Catholic Women, volunteered for many community organizations and was one of the pioneers of the WSO Tiger Room Rummage Fundraiser. Theresa enjoyed shopping, sewing, bowling, traveling and reunions of any number as she loved family most of all. She will be remembered as everyone's favorite.

Theresa's family will receive friends Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. John D. Fleckenstein on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Philip Roman Catholic Church, 92 Capital Avenue N.E., Battle Creek, MI 49017. Committal and inurnment will follow at Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made for St. Philip Scholarship Assistance through the Msgr. William J. Fitzgerald Scholarship Fund or the St. Philip Catholic Church Restoration Fund. Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.