Wilhelm Buckermann

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Wilhelm "Willi" Clemens Maria Buckermann (born October 31, 1934 , † January 19, 2004 in Haldern ) was a German local politician. For many years he was mayor of the municipality of Haldern and the city of Rees .


Buckermann grew up in Haldern on the Lower Rhine . His parents ran an agricultural business, which he initially ran full-time and later only part-time. He was married to Hermine Buckermann geb. Ricken, this marriage had four children.

Buckermann joined the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) in 1958 . From 1969 to 1974 he was mayor of the township and in 1974 mayor of Haldern. In 1979 he was first deputy mayor of the city ​​of Rees , and in 1982 elected mayor. On June 17, 1993 Buckermann was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit on ribbon. In order to help house Aspel to get an onion tower again, he collected 260,000 marks in Rees.

After the abolition of dual leadership in the city administrations of North Rhine-Westphalia , he became the first deputy mayor in 1999. He was represented in the regional council as well as in the district council of Kleve , and his renewed candidacy was decided. Willi Buckermann died at the age of 69 after a parliamentary group meeting of the consequences of a heart attack in the car in front of his house.

In recognition of his services, the city of Rees granted him posthumously honorary citizenship on September 21, 2004 .

In addition to numerous offices and honorary posts that were directly connected to his mayor's office, he was 2nd brother mayor of the St. Josef Schützenbruderschaft Haldern and BHDS district champion of the Rees district association.

On February 5, 2017, a street was named after him in the Haldern district of Rees.

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