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Juanita E. Buck

Posted July 05, 2013 in Obituaries, Downtown, Windsor Heights

January 22, 1924 – July 1, 2013

Juanita Buck

Juanita Buck

Juanita E. Buck was born in Des Moines, Iowa on January 22, 1924, to John and Velma Harrison. She passed away on July 1, 2013, after a brief stay at Calvin Community, as a result of multiple infirmities.

Juanita graduated from North High School in January, 1941. She had a colorful career as executive secretary at Des Moines Savings and Loan (later Midland Financial). Her terrific memory for details about the people she met coupled with speedy and accurate stenographic skills made her a great asset to those with whom she worked.

Juanita married Tyne Buck in 1946. They enjoyed life together traveling, boating, pheasant hunting and raising Pomeranians, until Tyne’s death in 1994. She also loved her gardens, artistic “doodling,” good music, harmonizing with her family and visiting with friends. Juanita continued to live in her Beaverdale home in spite of many medical difficulties, thanks to the good help of family, friends and neighbors. Her positive outlook on life is an inspiration to all who knew her.

Juanita is survived by her sister, Jerri Sloan (Paul), and niece, Mary Sloan, all of Urbandale. She was preceded in death by her husband and nephew, Paul Garth Sloan.

The family will greet friends at Iles Funeral Homes-Westover Chapel Saturday, July 6, at 10 a.m., followed by a memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Inurnment will be at the Masonic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Iowa Public Television. Online condolences will be welcomed at


Information provided by:
Iles Funeral Homes
Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA 50322

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