Earl F. Buder, age 79, of Schererville, IN passed away on Thursday, May 3, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Maureen; dear father of Michael (Ali) Buder, Karey (Timothy) Shanks, and Deborah (Lock) Lee; cherished grandfather of Krystle, Timothy, Mariah, Conor, Adaline, Madison, and Tristan; fond brother of the late Kenneth (Mary Lou) Buder and the late Ruth Mangold. Visitation Sunday, May 6, 2012 from 3:00 – 8:00 PM at the Smits Funeral Home 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane (Rt. 30 & Pleasant Springs Lane) Dyer, IN 46311. Funeral Service, Monday, May 7, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at the funeral home. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery – Evergreen Park, IL. Mr. Buder was a retired realtor and a machinist for Acme Steel. He was a U.S. Army Korean War Veteran, a member of the V.F.W. Post#8141 Calumet City, IL and the American Legion of Calumet City, IL and a member of the Isaac Walton League in Dolton, IL.