November 26, 1969-
April 6, 2014
Lorelle (Lori) Leigh Buck, age 44 of Dallas Center, IA, passed away peacefully April 6th, 2014 at her home. Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 9, at Christ’s Church at Fox Creek, 33365 335th Street, Waukee, IA. Fellowship will follow the service. Private interment of remains will be held in Viroqua, Wisconsin at a later date. Lori was born November 26, 1969 in Colorado Springs, Colorado to Janet and Kendall Schmidt and graduated from high school at Copperas Cove, TX, ranking third in a class of approximately five hundred students. Upon graduation, she attended the University of Texas, Austin for two years, then moved to the Des Moines, IA, area where she met and later married her beloved husband John Logan Buck Sr. on August 20th, 1995. Lori graduated from nurses training at Mercy College of Nursing, Des Moines, in the fall of 1996, and worked as an orthopedic RN at Mercy Hospital from 1996 to 2002. Lori and John have three loving children, Kimberly Anne (17), John Logan Jr. (16), and Zane August (12).
Lori was a devout Christian and a courageous 11 year cancer survivor, who never complained of her adversities, instead focusing only on the well being of her dear children and husband, extended family, and her myriad of good friends. When asked of her well being, her answer was always “It’s All Good.”
She was a very accomplished photographer and genealogist. She loved her flower gardening, pets, and the outdoors. She was very involved in her children’s education and all of their activities. Those left to honor her memory include her dear children and devoted husband, father LTC Kendall A. Schmidt, USA, Ret. Huron, SD; mother Janet E. Anderson, Genesseo, IL; paternal grandmother, Marilyn Schmidt, Redfield SD; sister Jacqueline (Leslie) Ledger, Lorena, TX; mother in law, Nancy (Tim) Buck, Sun Prairie, WI; father in law, Dr. William Bender, Viroqua, WI; two nieces and two nephews; and many beloved cousins. Prceding her in death were her paternal grandfather August Schmidt, and maternal grandparents Verle and Helen Anderson of Redfield, SD. The family requests that memorials be given to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in lieu of flower arrangements. Online condolences are welcomed at www.IlesCares.Com. Arrangements were handled by Iles Brandt Dallas Center Chapel.