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Donald Myers

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Donald R. “Buck” Myers age 77 of Waucoma, IA, died Tuesday, November 17, 2015, at his home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 21, 2015, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Waucoma with burial in the church cemetery. Friends may greet the family 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, November 20, 2015, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waucoma where there will be a 8:00 p.m. parish scripture service. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home, Waucoma is in charge of arrangements. Donald Ralph “Buck” Myers was born January 15, 1938, on the family farm east of Waucoma, IA, the son of Clifford and Loretta (Gebel) Myers. He attended St. Mary’s School, Waucoma and was a 1955 graduate from the Waucoma High School. Following graduation he worked for two years at Myers Brothers Construction and subsequently joined the United States Army in 1957. He was part of the 82nd Airborne for two years and after completion of his duties, was honorably discharged on December 3, 1958. In 1959, he began working for Carpenter and Kraft Construction of West Union. On April 30, 1960, Buck was united in marriage to Sandra Schlicte at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waucoma. To this union four children were born. After their marriage Buck started farming and did so for many years. He also worked at John Deere in Waterloo for three years while still farming. In 1966, Buck started hauling mail, first as a substitute and then full time, until 2006 when he retired to care for his wife. Sandy died on December 28, 2007. Buck enjoyed life to the fullest. He especially loved spending time with his family and friends. Buck enjoyed playing softball and did so for 40 years. Buck and Sandy helped start the Waucoma Ball Diamond. He also raced stock cars for 10 years. Some of his many contributions to the local community include; First Responder for 10 years, active member of the American Legion and Mayor of Waucoma for two years. Buck was the best grandfather ever and his grandchildren meant everything to him. He loved going to sporting events and was their #1 fan. He also enjoyed watching the Minnesota Vikings. Some of his favorite pastimes included, gambling at the casino, Wednesday night bowling league, daily card playing at Riverside in Waucoma and Sunday morning cards with his crew. Survivors include his four children, Jeff (Karen) Myers of Kirbyville, TX, Jennifer Myers (Pat Stanbrough) of Auburn, IA, Jody Myers of Waucoma and Jill (Alan) Shindelar of Calmar, IA; Buck and Sandy also embraced as their own, Ed and Pat Wickham of Osage, IA and Mark and Chatz Ott of Denver, IA: grandchildren, Molly (Zach) Audetat, Macie Myers, Brooke Busta, Blair Busta, Samantha Shindelar, Brittany Shindelar and Carly Myers; Buck and Sandy also considered as their own grandchildren, Troy (Jess) Wickham, Tesia (Kyle) Gust, Caylee and Courtney Ott; six great grandchildren, Abel and Aja Audetat, Brinley and Brody Shimek, Aidan and Hayley Wickham; one brother, Cletus (Elaine) Myers of Waucoma; one sister, Arlene (Alfred) Schmitt of Waucoma; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sandy; his parents, Clifford and Loretta; mother-in-law, Lorraine Schlicte.

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  1. Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Services created a video in memory of Donald R. Myers

  2. I am very sorry to hear about the death of Donald. I was a class mate of Buck’s and consider him a very dear friend of mine. He and Sandy are the type of people that I was a real pleasure to know. I just heard about Buck’s death. My condolences to all of his family from a dear friend. David Sloan, Scottsdale AZ N

  3. I always think of Buck and Sandy when I pass the Waucoma ball park. We had so much fun and appreciated all their hard work. They are reunited again in the big diamond in the sky. My deepest sympathy to the family. Tom and Cindy Kuennen

  4. We appreciate you thinking of Buck at this time, he will truly be missed by all, he was a great dad and grandpa. Thanks, The Myers Family

  5. Buck was like another dad to me, he will be truly missed! My deepest sympathy goes to his family! Sorry I couldn’t be there with you. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family!

  6. I have many good memories of Buck when I was growing up. What a nice man, he will be missed. Condolences to the family. Gina Jirak

  7. My thoughts and prayers to the family. Buck was an awesome father and great grandfather as I would see him often at the same events watching his granddaughters in Calmar while I was watching my niece and nephews. Buck would try to make a point to say hi to me when he was up in Rochester and I greatly appreciated it. He will be missed… Janet Lensing

  8. Thanks so much Janet for thinking of us at this very sad day in our lives! He truly was a great dad and grandfather, we will have a big void in our lives but one thing he is reunited with our mom and that makes us happy. Thanks for all your assistance at Mayo, we had great care by all your staff in oncology. Thanks, The Myers Family

  9. Sending our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. I have many happy childhood memories that involve your family. May your memories of this great man be with you always. Patty Kuennen Grow


  11. We appreciate all the kind words about our dad, he was a great man and will be missed by all of Waucoma! Sincerely, The Myers family

  12. Our condolences to the family. Always enjoyed having early morning coffee with Bucky at the riverside and solving the world’s problems.

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