Twayne O. Buhler


FILER – Twayne O. Buhler, of Filer, our beloved “Papa,” went to be with his Heavenly Father on Monday, March 29, 2010, in Twin Falls. He was 58.
Twayne was born the youngest of five children on April 18, 1951 in Montpelier, Idaho to Jay O. and Frances Buhler currently of Filer. After moving to Oregon the family finally settled in Twin Falls where Twayne attended and graduated from Twin Falls High School in 1969. Shortly after high school, he attended the College of Southern Idaho before he began his six years of service in the U.S. Army Reserves.
In the ’70s, Twayne also went into the life insurance business with his father in Twin Falls and has been doing that as well as financial planning with the Buhler Agency now for almost 40 years. Twayne was a master of his trade and made countless connections and friends throughout his long career, many of which consider him family.
Twayne married Jeanine Kay on Nov. 30, 1973, in the Logan Utah LDS temple. They built their home just outside of Filer, where they have lived together for 36 years. The twinkle in Twayne’s eye was always their two children, a daughter and a son, and now his four beautiful grandchildren. The kids all loved their Papa and especially remember his constant encouragement and, of course, all the candy he kept on hand. His smile was warm and his love for his family was never-ending.
He was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many positions within his church through the years. He was very excited to serve and made many lasting impressions as a Scoutmaster and a Sunday school teacher. Twayne also served as a counselor to the bishop two times and as a member of the high council.
In addition to raising cattle as a dairyman, Twayne was a skilled farmer and handyman. He helped both of his children with their animals in 4-H and was proud to live on a farm and to be from Idaho. Some of the community organizations which he belonged to were the Filer Kiwanis Club and the Filer Fire Commission, providing his time and endless service to both.
Twayne had retired from farming in recent years to work as a financial planner full time and to make more time for golfing and flying around the country. He attended many financial seminars for groups such as Circle of Wealth and Gold Rush and leaves behind his “brothers” in the industry who were all so important to him. He was so proud to be among them and always shared the things he learned from them.
He was a kind caring man who would give anything he could to a stranger and loved learning from others while always reaching out to those in need. His legacy will live on forever and he will be deeply missed.
Twayne is survived by his wife, Jeanine Buhler of Filer; his daughter, Melissa Vitek of Twin Falls; his son, Twayne (Ormond) Buhler II of Seattle, Wash.; his parents, Jay O. and Frances Buhler of Filer; two sisters, Linda Olynk of Naperville, Ill., and Ellen (Jim) Fischer of Phoenix, Ari.; and his four grandchildren, Madison, Taylor, Gage and Wyatt (Cache) Vitek, all of Twin Falls. He was preceded in death by his sister, Elaine; and his brother, Dennis.
A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 4, followed by a funeral service at noon Monday, April 5. Both will be held at the Filer LDS Stake Center. Burial will follow the funeral at the Filer Cemetery.
The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Twayne O. Buhler Memorial Fund at the Wells Fargo Lynwood Branch in Twin Falls.

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