July 13, 1949 ~ January 23, 2013
Michael Deane Buckingham Age 63 Fargo, ND, died on January 23rd 2013 at home surrounded by family and assisted by Hospice of the Red River Valley.
Michael was born in Fargo ND on July 13th, 1949 to Vincent Deane Buckingham and Ida Mae Buckingham who resided in Sabin, MN.
Mike moved with his family to Fergus Falls, MN, where he graduated from high school in 1967.
In 1968 he joined the Navy where he served on submarines until 1974.
After the Service he started college at Moorhead State University in 1976 where he met his wife, Michelle Foerster Buckingham. They were married in August 1978 and made their home in Pelican Rapids and Fergus Falls where son Evin was born in 1983.
Mike worked as a salesperson and then manager and district manager for Brown’s in Fergus Falls, MN, Black’s in Lacrosse, WI, and Ritz Camera and Image in Moorhead, MN, Fargo, ND and Grand Forks, ND.
He was an avid photographer and loved interacting with other camera enthusiasts. He loved sharing his knowledge and passion for cameras and photography with customers and everyone else who was interested in the hobby.
Mike and Michelle moved to Fargo in 2003 and as District Manager for Ritz Camera and Image he traveled extensively until being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2005.
Survived by his wife, Michelle (Foerster); son, Evin; brothers, William (Linda), Randy (Mary); sisters, Cindy (Bruce) Torgerson, Julie (Jim) Boyce, Holly (Gene) Nord; mother, Ida Mae; 30 nieces and nephews; 32 great-nieces and nephews, and 5 great-great nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his father, Vincent, daughter, Allison; grandparents, Richard and Matie Buckingham; Herb and Helen Keeling; and father-in-law, Max Foerster.
In spite of MS he remained an ultimately nice guy who loved art and continued to
Live, Love, and Create…