Richard ‘Dick’ Buck, 86
Wed, 07/10/2019 - 1:07pm admin
Aug. 4, 1932 —
July 1, 2019
CRESCO - Richard “Dick” Buck, age 86, of Cresco, Iowa passed away on Monday, July 1, 2019 at Regional Health Services of Howard County, with his family by his side.
Visitation will be held at Lindstrom Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 10 from 4-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. followed by military
rights. A private family burial will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Cresco later this summer.
Richard “Dick” Orville Buck was born on Aug. 4, 1932 in Cresco, the son of Hugh and Mildred (Joerger) Buck. On Sept. 6, 1952, he married Delores Swender at the Saint Nicholas Parish in Evansdale, Iowa.
He started his military career at Camp Pendleton in 1950 and was stationed in many different locations, including Okinawa, North Carolina, Philadelphia, Wash- ington, Vietnam and Kansas City, Mo. He retired in 1970 after 20 years of service.
After retiring, Dick and Delores settled in Cresco, where they raised their family. For 20 years, he worked at Donaldsons, where he formed many lasting friendships. While he worked there, he earned many nicknames such as “Sarge,” “Blue” and “Buck.”
He enjoyed softball, golfing, bowling, card club, camping, going out to eat, watching sports, spending time with his grandkids, reading war stories and taking gambling trips.
Dick is survived by two daughters, Becky Creger of Cresco and Deb (Brad) Curtis of Kasson, Minn.; seven grandchildren, Kerrie (Dan) Clark, Crystal (Brad) Stevenson, Kelsey Buck, Megan (Brady) Norman, Mallory (Miguel) Barragan, Molly Creger and Mitchell (Haley) Curtis; eight great-grandchildren; siblings, Harry (Joan) Buck, Norma Buck, Paul (Pat) Buck, Thomas Buck, Kay Erickson and Carol Metcalf; and brothers-in-law, Ned Krambeer and Roger Horsfall.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Delores; daughters, infant Kathy and Dee Anna Collier; son, Rick Buck; and two sisters, Peg Krambeer and Mary Horsfall.