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Walter Buck Obituary

Walter Elroy Buck, 89, of Lake City, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family and loved ones on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018.  
    He was born Feb. 23, 1929 to Harry and Esther (Hinrichs) Buck.  He was baptized and confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church in Zumbrota. He grew up on the family farm near Mazeppa, where he attended school.  On June 16, 1949, Walter and Lois (Klein) were united in marriage at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Mazeppa.  They enjoyed 65 years of marriage together.  He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lake City.  Walt worked at Federal-Mogul for 40 years.  Walt and Lois enjoyed spending 20 winters in Florida.  He spent a lot of time fishing, gardening, playing cards and enjoying time with family and his special dog, Mitzi.  
    Walter is survived by his two children, David (Jean) Buck and Sharleen (Dale) Kohrs, both of Lake City; six grandchildren, Jody (Rob) Stefonowicz, Shannon (Jim) Heise, Erin (Jason) Lorenson, Tom (Rosie) Kohrs, Christi (Troy) Walker and Josh (Carrie) Kohrs;  13 great-grandchildren; brother, Melroy (Edith) Buck; sister, Lucy Grothe; and sister-in-law, JoAnn Buck.  Walt was preceded in death by his wife, Lois; parents, Harry and Esther; two brothers, Harold and Bernerd; and brother-in-law, Joseph Grothe.
    Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at St. John’s Lutheran Church with Rev. David Peters officiating.  Burial will take place at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.  Online condolences can be sent to the family at

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