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

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.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Can't believe it been a year.I am so sorry for your loss.I met her and her daughter Betty back in 1992 when we went to Fan Fair inNashville. She was a dear lady and just hit it off both my mother and her .Its a loss to lose your best friend that is your Mother.God bless her.

Posted by Cheryl Fish - Cedar. Rapids, IA - Acquaintance   January 26, 2017

Please except Pam and my deepest condolences.
Thomas Buck

Posted by Tom & Pam Buck - Andover, IL - Family   February 01, 2016

To Wanda Buck family,
I am so sorry to hear about Wanda she was a neat person. I meet her when my Mom Lorraine and my daughter Jenni and I went to Nashville Tenn fan fair in June of 1992 we meet her and her daughter Betty on the bus and we hit it off like we were friends for a long time. I think about her and Betty a lot wondering how they are. My thoughts and prayers goes to your family. She will be missed. She and my mom are up in heaven talking about the day they meet.
I am really sorry about her passing. God bless her.
From Cheryl Fish

Posted by Cheryl Fish - Cedar Rapids, IA - Acquaintance   January 31, 2016

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