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Arnold “Buck” Buckley

Posted August 25, 2014 in Obituaries, Pleasant Hill

May 9, 1929 – August 22, 2014

Buck Buckley

Buck Buckley

Arnold “Buck” Buckley, 85, died Friday, August 22, 2014 at Iowa Lutheran Hospital. Funeral services will be 1:00 pm, Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at Iles Grandview Park Funeral Home. Burial will follow at McKeever Cemetery near Colfax.

Arnold was born May 9, 1929 in Ira, Iowa to Raymond and May (Wickliff) Buckley. He was raised in the Colfax area and married June Wertz on November 11, 1949. Buck was a heavy equipment operator and mechanic for 65 years working on gas and oil pipelines throughout the country. He was a member of Local 234 for 60 years.

Survivors include his wife, June; children: Pat (Bruce) Davidson of Pleasant Hill, Marsha (Ben) Von Ruden, Donna Burt, Tammy (Dave) Cooper, Darwin (Michelle) Buckley all of Altoona; ten grandchildren: Tracy Adams, Sean Davidson, Kasey (Scott) Strosahl, Ashley Davidson, Tiffany Jelsma, Michael (Kathy) Burt, David Burt, Stephany Buckley, Ericka Watson, Kate Cooper; seven great grandchildren: Solomon Strosahl, Payton Burt, Averleigh Jelsma, Jonas Strosahl, Logan Burt, Emmeri Jelsma, Judah Strosahl; siblings: Violet (Dean) Revell of Newton, Zane (Carolyn) Buckley of Knoxville. Buck was preceded in death by his parents and eight siblings: Dorothy Breckenridge, Jessie Couch, Mollie Warrick, Carrie Paulson, Joy Christen, Ruth Hope, Josephine Bell, Ralph Buckley, Lee Buckley.

The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 pm Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Camp Sunnyside. On-line condolences are welcome at


Information provided by:
Iles Funeral Homes
Grandview Park Chapel
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50317

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