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Randall L. Buchman

May 12, 1929 ~ July 28, 2022 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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Randall L. Buchman passed away peacefully at Glenn Park of Defiance on July 28, at the age of 93 years. “Randy” is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Marilyn, his daughter, Debby Coffman and husband Tom, eldest son Randy Buchman and wife Sonia, and youngest son Kevin Buchman. His grandchildren are Jon and Ben Coffman, children of Debby and Tom, Melissa and Grant Buchman, children of Randy and Sonia, and Natalie and Nathan Buchman, children of Kevin.

Randy was born in Fremont, Ohio on May 12, 1929. He graduated from Oak Harbor High School in 1947, went on to earn a BA in History from Heidelberg College in 1952, where he met his wife, Marilyn, during his Freshman year in college. He received his MEd at The Ohio State University. After teaching and coaching at the high school level at West Jefferson and Ravenna, Ohio, Randy moved his family to Defiance where he served as a professor, coach, administrator, archeologist, historian, and author at Defiance College. Randy also became the first historian for the city of Defiance and curator of the Tuttle Museum.

A private service was held with immediate family, and a Celebration of Life Service is being planned for Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 9:00 AM at St. John United Church of Christ. Schaffer Funeral Home was honored to assist the family with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to The Buchman Scholar’s Endowment through Defiance College, the Tuttle Museum, the future Buchman Park through the City of Defiance, or St. John United Church of Christ.


City of Defiance (Designate Buchman Park or Tuttle Museum) Attn: Finance Dept., 631 Perry Street, Defiance, OH 43512

Defiance College (Designate Buchman Scholars Endowment) Office of Institutional Advancement, 701 N. Clinton Street, Defiance, OH 43512

St. John United Church of Christ (Designate Randall Buchman) 950 Webster Street, Defiance, OH 43512




Celebration of Life
October 1, 2022

9:00 AM
St. John United Church of Christ
950 Webster Ave.
Defiance, Ohio 43512


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