Wanda Buck

  • Born: June 2, 1932
  • Died: January 27, 2016
  • Location: Iowa City, Iowa

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service

2720 Muscatine Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

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Tel. (319) 338-1132

Tribute & Message From The Family


Wanda M. Buck, 83, of Iowa City and formerly of Maquoketa, died Wednesday, January 27, 2016, at Windmill Manor Care Center in Coralville.

Private family services have been held with burial at Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Iowa City Hospice or Eastern Iowa Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. Online condolences may be sent for her family through the web @ www.gayandciha.com.

Wanda Mae Smith was born June 2, 1932, in Santa Rosa, MO, the daughter of Dolpha and Cova (Searcy) Smith. She married Wayne Buck on July 17, 1948, in Dubuque, Iowa. The couple raised their family and resided in Maquoketa for many years before moving to Iowa City in 1972. Wanda enjoyed her family, she loved caring for her husband and children, and later nothing meant more to her than being Grandma! Attending country music concerts was a favorite pastime. She also enjoyed life in the fast lane a bit, especially when it came to drag racing and cheering on her favorite driver, John Force.

Her family includes her husband, Wayne; their children, Rick (Nancy) of Maquoketa, Rodney of Coralville, Lou Ann of Iowa City, Betty Breazeale (Mike) of Iowa City, and Nancy Yutzy (Nick) of Iowa City; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, with another on the way. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, and a brother.

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service is caring for her family and services.