Kenneth B. Buck


August 10th, 1928 - March 14th, 2009

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Kenneth B. Buck, age 80, of Grants Pass, died Saturday, March 14, 2009 at his home.

No local services are planned. Graveside services will be held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Hull & Hull Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth was born August 10, 1928 in Johnson County, Iowa to Walter & Marie (Driscoll) Buck. On September 26, 1949 in Cedar Rapids he married Delphine Mochal. From 1951 until his retirement in 1992 he worked as a union electrician in and around the Cedar Rapids area. He was involved with the construction of many of the area’s landmark buildings and businesses. During the summer of 2006 he moved from Cedar Rapids to Grants Pass.

Kenneth was a member of IBEW Local #405. He also volunteered with a care center in Mount Vernon, Iowa where his wife was a long time resident.

His many hobbies included woodworking, remote control airplanes, hunting fishing, vegetable gardening, crossword puzzles, and cooking. He loved to tinker and loved new technology.

Survivors include six children, Greg Buck and wife Patty of Eagan, Minnesota, Jeff Buck and wife Lisa of Cave Creek, Arizona, Stephanie Grissom and husband Dennis of Marion, Iowa, Annette Kray and husband Steve of Marion, Iowa, Carla Stang and husband Steve of Chula Vista, California, and Gary Buck of Palm Bay, Florida; seven siblings, Homer Buck of Mesa, Arizona, Virginia Boyle and Doris Roney both of Grants Pass, Oregon, Gerene Cohrs of Bakersfield, California, Alice Parker of Clairmont, California, Lois Banks of Grants Pass, Oregon, and Gary Buck of Prescott, Arizona; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and one on the way.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Delphine Buck; his parents, Walter & Marie Buck; a sister, Phyllis Weber; and a brother, Walter Buck.