Buckler, Anita S. MD age 67, passed away on September 1, surrounded by her loving family after a long battle with brain tumors. She is preceded in death by her parents, Marie Elizabeth Ojala Smith and George R. Smith, MD. Dr. Buckler earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Carleton College, a Master of Arts degree in Library Science from the University of Minnesota, and a Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Buckler was board-certified in internal medicine, practicing in Cambridge and Coon Rapids Minnesota. She served as Chairman of the Cambridge Medical Center, on the faculty of the University of Minnesota Medical School, and in many other capacities in the medical community. She was beloved by her patients and highly respected by her colleagues. Dr. Buckler will be remembered for her fun-loving spirit, love of family and friends, superb culinary ability, and resilience in the face of adversity. She exemplified generosity and compassion throughout her life. She is deeply missed by her family and friends. Dr. Buckler is survived by her husband, Robert, her children, Marshall (Alison), Dr. Claire Janssen (Adam), and Louise Martin (Ty), and her beloved granddaughters, Kara Buckler and Harper Janssen. Dr. Buckler's family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at Langton Place, and the physicians and nurses at the Mayo Clinic, Abbott Northwestern Hospital and Allina Hospice for their compassionate, attentive care. A memorial is scheduled for September 15 at Carleton College, in the Larson Family Meeting Room of the Weitz Center for Creativity from 4-6PM. Memorials preferred to Humor to Fight the Tumor (humortofightthetumor.org)

Published on September 10, 2017

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