BUCK, Marjorie 1924-2016
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/10/2016 at 18:35:40
Marjorie Ruth Buck, 91, of Grundy Center, died Monday, Feb. 22, at Arlington Place Assisted Living in Grundy Center, while under the care of Unity Point Hospice. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at the Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary Service to be held at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, February 26, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Gabriel Church in rural Reinbeck, Iowa. Burial will be held privately at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the family.
Marjorie was born June 13, 1924, in Elma, daughter of Anabelle and John Deluhery. On Oct. 24, 1947, she married Paul Robert Buck and had 60 wonderful years with him.
Marjorie graduated from Immaculate Conception Academy in Elma in 1942 and moved to Des Moines to work in the Defense Plant in Ankeny during WW2. Following the war, she worked as a dental assistant where she met and married Paul, a sailor in the US Navy. They traveled and lived in many places during their tenure with the military, during which Marjorie attended Omaha Community College where she received her Practical Nursing Degree. Following Paul's military retirement, they decided to settle in Grundy Center where Marjorie worked at the Grundy Hospital for 10 years. After retirement, they spent winters in Arizona keeping busy with friends, family, church, volunteer work, and a little golf. She was an amazing lady.
Marjorie is survived by three daughters, Susan (Dan) Hurlburt of Lincoln, NE, Elizabeth (Ed) Ash of Grundy Center, and Mary Buck of St. Petersburg, FL; two sons, Stephen (Nancy) Buck of Eureka, CA, and Christopher (Janetta) Buck of Grundy Center; a sister, Jeanann Ankrum of Dubuque; nine grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Paul; three brothers Francis, Donald and Dale, and one sister Isabelle.
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