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Official Obituary of

Dennis Elbert Buller, Sr.

September 17, 1954 ~ March 9, 2024 (age 69) 69 Years Old

Dennis Buller, Sr. Obituary

Dennis Elbert “Chief” “The Bull” “Denny” Buller, Sr., 69, of Three Oaks, died, Saturday, March 9, 2024, with his beloved puppy by his side.

His life began September 17, 1954, in Michigan City, Indiana, the fourth of five children born to Bert and Lillian “Ma Bull” Buller. He married Darleen K. Rohm May 26, 1983 in Las Vegas, Nevada.           

Dennis dedicated his life to serving and protecting others.  He retired from the Berrien County Sherriff’s Department as a Detective Sargeant where he served for twenty-six years.  He then became the Chief of Police for Three Oaks for many years.  He also served for multiple police departments in Southwest Berrien County.   He also served as a volunteer firefighter for Three Oaks. He enjoyed cooking which he started when he was a teenager. He loved hunting, collecting, and entertaining friends and family. He never knew a stranger.  Dennis was past president for the Football Booster for River Valley as well as a past president of the FOP Lodge 96.  He also coached Three Oaks Little League for many years.              

Dennis will be greatly missed by family and friends.  He is survived by his wife, Darleen K. Buller of Three Oaks; his beloved Beagle, Jill; one daughter, Elia (Davide) Gambino of Galien; four sons, Jeremy (Sarah) Brault of St. Joseph, Brian Buller of Three Oaks, Dennis E. (Holly) Buller, Jr. of Three Oaks, Devon Guthrie of Three Oaks; twelve beloved grandchildren; one sister, Ann (Daryl) Spencer of Baroda; one brother, Albert (Janet) Buller of Battle Creek; one sister-in-law, Yolanda Buller of Battle Creek; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Robert “Bob” Buller and infant brother, Delbert Buller.

Family and friends will gather for a Memorial Service at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 23, 2024 in Calvary Church, 602 North Elm Street, Three Oaks. A Celebration of Life will follow the service at 12:00 noon in the FOP Lodge 96, 2665 Niles Road, St. Joseph. 

The family prefers contributions in memory of Dennis be made to the mental health of first responders, in care of Wagner Family Funerals, 106 Ash Street East, Three Oaks, Michigan 49128.

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Memorial Service
March 23, 2024

10:00 AM
Calvary Church
602 North Elm Street
Three Oaks, MI 49128

Celebration of Life
March 23, 2024

12:00 PM
Fraternal Order of Police
2665 Niles Road
St. Joseph, MI 49085


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