Wayne Bueker, 64, of California, MO passed away on Friday, June 29, 2012 at his residence. He was born on October 14, 1947 the son of Walter E. and Maxine (Ratcliff) Bueker, both of whom preceded him in death. He was married on May 25, 1968 at High Point Baptist Church to Mary Scott, who survives of the home. He was a 1965 graduate of California High School, and attended the University of Missouri for two years prior to being drafted into the United States Army, where he served from 1968-1970 in Germany. Wayne worked for many companies, including Burgers’ Smokehouse, Moorman Feed Sales, United States Postal Services as a rural mail carrier for several years, Longfellow’s, and was a Highland Insurance Agent for almost 25 years, until the time of his death. He was a lifelong farmer and loved his horses and Black Angus cattle. He enjoyed being on horseback, trail rides and team penning. He loved his time he could spend with his family, and enjoyed all his granddaughters’ activities. He was a member of California United Church of Christ, where he served on the church consistory, was a member of the Brotherhood and the Evangelical Cemetery Board. He also was in the Moniteau County Saddle Club, Young Farmers, Moniteau County Pork Producers, Missouri Farm Bureau, and the Poland China Record Association. He is survived by one daughter, Roberta Jacobson and husband Aaron of Lohman; one son, Kevin Bueker of California; two granddaughters, Hannah and Hailey Matthews; and one sister, Diana Watson and husband Paul of Jamestown. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 2, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at United Church of Christ in California. Burial will be in Evangelical Cemetery. Officiating will be Rev. Brian Bish. Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 1, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the church. Memorials are suggested to either Hospice Compassus or American Cancer Society, c/o Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, 100 S. Oak, California, MO 65018. Arrangements are under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California, MO.