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Buck, Aletha Frances (Staub) (1924 - 2022)


Posted By: Denise Wurner (email)
Date: 6/26/2022 at 12:00:47

Name of deceased: Aletha Frances Buck (nee Staub)

Aged: 97 yrs, 5 mo, 13 days

Residence: Shelby, Shelby County, IA

Born: Dec. 20, 1924; Avoca, Pottawattamie County, IA

Died: June 2, 2022; Shelby, Shelby County, IA

Funeral services: Wednesday, June 8, 2022; First Presbyterian Church, Shelby, IA; burial was in the Shelby Cemetery, Shelby, IA

Survived by: Daughters: Terry (spouse, Ron Russell) Larson of Topeka, KS, Rebekah (spouse, John) Lambrix of Rochester, NY, and Cynthia (spouse, Mark) Tuttle of Adel, IA; sons, Robert H. Buck of Shelby, IA, and David (spouse, Traci) Buck of Elkhorn, NE; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; other family members and friends

Predeceased by: Parents, Emil O. and Addie (nee Gilliam) Staub; husband of 71 years, Bob; brothers, Glenn, Herman (during World War II), and Eugene Staub; one great-grandson

Education: Attended Newtown Country School, Pottawattamie County, IA, and later graduated from Avoca (IA) High School in 1942

Religious affiliation: Member, First Presbyterian Church, Shelby, IA

Military service: n/a

Marriage: Robert Dale Buck; Feb. 15, 1947; Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, IA

Employment: Before her marriage, Aletha worked on the family farm and as a waitress; after raising their children and while still helping farm their acreage, Aletha worked for Clarence Kieselís Trucking for 33 years.

Hobbies/Interests: Member, the American Legion Auxiliary; member, Bridges and a member of the Red Hat Society; involved in the Senior Citizens Friendship Club selling poppies each year and volunteering on Election Days; volunteered to work with the Bloodmobile, church Bible School, Memorial Day activities, and school reunions. In 1995, the American Legion Auxiliary decided to collect tabs to help buy supplies for the Ronald McDonald House; Aletha set a goal of collecting 10 million. She reached it and bypassed it; loved baking and collecting recipes; always had a huge garden, and shared the bounty with neighbors and friends; enjoyed playing SkipBo.

Sources: kjan.com; burmeisterjohannsen.com


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