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Thomas Dean Buck

Thomas Dean Buck

Thomas Dean Buck, age 81, formerly of Beldenville, WI, passed away peacefully in his home in Casa Grande, AZ, on February 21, 2019.

He was born on January 11, 1938 to Thomas and Jeanette (Madsen) Buck in the township of Trimbelle WI. Dean graduated from Ellsworth High School in 1956 and served in the U.S. Navy Reserves from 1955 to 1963. He was joined in marriage to Karen Lee Miller on November 14, 1957. Dean was a plumber by trade and in July of 1975 was certified as a Master Plumber. He plumbed in the River Falls area until 1988 when he went to work for the School District of River Falls. He retired in 2000 and devoted himself to restoring Minneapolis Moline tractors and traveling with Karen. In 2006 they moved to Casa Grande, AZ where he enjoyed sitting on his deck and visiting with his neighbors.

Dean is survived by his two daughters and son-in-law, Julie Williams, Nancy and Duane Bender; four grandchildren, Crystal Rieker, Aaron (Cheltsie) Williams, Travis and Derrick Bender; one great grandchild, Audrey; one sister, Mary (Harlan) Tiberg; three brothers-in-law Raymond Miller, Bruce (Barb) Miller, Brian (Diane) Miller; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Karen; parents Thomas and Jeanette Buck; Brother and sister-in-law Paul and Maxine Buck; Parents-in-law Raymond and Lucille Miller; sister-in-law Marlene Miller.