DeLaine Joy Buck

DeLaine passed away May 31, 2022. She was born in Canby, Minn., to Carl and Anna Richter on September 18, 1939, on her Grandma Minnie Richter’s birthday. She grew up with her two sisters, on the family farm five miles NE of Canby.

Dee is survived by her sister, Marlene; five great-nieces and one great-nephew. Cindy’s three daughters, Nicole (Jason), Tiffany (Greg), and Shannon (Ray); and Scott’s three children, Jamie, Brody (Matt), and Elias “Eli”; and two great-grandniece, Journey and Jenevieve (Nicole’s).

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jim Buck; brother-in-law, Jerry Shelstad; her younger sister, Carol Richter; her niece and godchild, Cindy Shelstad; her nephew, Scott Shelstad; and her grandparents, Swen and Mathilda Swenson and Rudolph and Minnie Richter.

Dee was baptized and confirmed in the Zacchaeus Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canby, Minn. She graduated Canby High School in 1957. Dee then attended MN School of Business in Minneapolis, Minn.

She also took Business Administration courses at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. She worked at Deere and Co., Minn.

Dee married James Buck in 1964 in Minneapolis, Minn. They moved to Sioux City, Iowa. Dee took Insurance and Baking courses at Morningside College in Sioux City. Jim was a Court Reporter. Dee worked at McManus Green Co. in Sioux City as an Insurance Underwriter.

In 1969, Dee and Jim moved to Coos Bay, Ore. Dee worked at the Urban Renewal Agency as administrative assistant to the director. Dee took Business Administrative Liberal Arts and Psychology courses at Southwestern Oregon Community College in Coos Bay, Ore. Then Dee and Jim opened Buck Reporting Services. Dee was the office manager and monitored the budget, transcribed depositions, and coordinated staff. Jim passed away on Christmas Day in 1978.

In 1980, Dee moved to Colorado Springs and worked at the Colorado Springs Police Department as Senior Administrative Assistant for many years.

Dee loved to travel with her sister, Carol. She was active at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in groups like Never Alone and Forever Young. She also enjoyed her fitness club at Curves and family get togethers.

Dee missed Coos Bay and the ocean, but came to love Colorado Springs and the mountains.

Dee requested no formal funeral or memorial service. Inurnment will be in Canby, Minn., at a later date.

Warm memories of Dee, and her kindness to everyone, will be in our hearts forever. Always loved and never forgotten by her family.

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