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|Date Of Birth:||September 18, 2012|
|Date Of Death:||June 7, 2012|
|Service Date:||Monday June 11, 2012 11:00 AM|
Washburn- Samuel J. Buck, Jr., 81, of Washburn, IL passed
away at 10:06 am on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at Proctor Hospital in
Peoria, IL. He was born on September 18, 1930 in Moline, IL a son
of Rev. Samuel J. Sr. and Mary Eudora Nieman Buck. He married Mary
J. Tappero on August 30, 1953 in Pana, IL. She survives.
Also surviving are one son, Mike (Lori) Buck of Summerfield, NC;
one daughter, Maribeth (Joe) Kelley of Washington, IL; two
grandsons, Brett and Justin Buck; one granddaughter, Danielle
Kelley; one brother, Rev. Dan (Dorthea) Buck of Davenport, IA; one
uncle, Ralph (Georgia) Buck of Lacon, IL; and many very special
nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister,
An Army veteran, Samuel served his country during the Korean War
from 1952-1954 as an instructor at Fort Belvoir, VA.
Samuel graduated with honors from the University of Illinois
with a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture. He was a livestock farmer
who loved raising Angus cattle and finding Indian artifacts while
He was a member of the University of Illinois Men's Glee Club,
Nabor House, L-S United Methodist Church, Marshall-Putnam Farm
Bureau, and the U of I Honor the Chief Society.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, June 11,
2012 at the Methodist Church in Lacon, IL. Rev. Gloria Davis will
officiate. Visitation will be held from 4-7 pm on Sunday at Lenz
Memorial Home. Burial will be in Lacon Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Baby Fold in Normal,
IL; Lacon-Sparland United Methodist Church, or St. Joseph Nursing