Gordon Lee Buck (June 7, 2021)

October 12, 1962 ~ June 7, 2021

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Thursday, June 10, 2021
1:00 – 8:00 PM
Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home, Inc.
Harlan, IA
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Family will greet friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Funeral Home

Friday, June 11, 2021
10:30 AM
Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home, Inc.
Harlan, IA
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Burial will be in the Shelby Cemetery, Shelby, IA

1 Daughter – Erin Buck of Tennant, IA
2 Brothers – Gerald (Kim) Buck of Shelby, IA
Dana Buck of Tennant, IA
1 Sister – Connie (Tracey) McMorran of Bettendorf, IA
4 Grandchildren – Brooklyn Buck
Kendra Robinson
Cooper Robinson
Reagan Robinson
Former Wife – Trudi Buck of Harlan, IA
Other Relatives & Friends

Gordon “Gordy” Lee Buck, the son of Roscoe Harold and Loretta Mae (Fries) Buck, was born on October 12, 1962, in Harlan, Iowa. He attended Shelby (Iowa) Public Schools, and graduated from Shelby High School with the Class of 1981. In September 1981, Gordy began working at Oakland Foods in Oakland, Iowa. From 1984-1989, he was employed by Dupaco Packing in Denison, Iowa, and from July 1989 until the present, he worked at Farmland. He also worked part-time for area farmers and Remington Seed Company.

On August 7, 1982, Gordy married Trudi R. LaSourd in Tennant, Iowa. They became the parents of Erin, who was born on January 7, 1983, and was the 1983 New Year’s Baby. The couple later divorced.

Gordy was a lifelong Shelby and Tennant area resident, living in Tennant until 1984, when he moved to an acreage west of Tennant; it was there that he raised cattle and two horses. A very hard worker “from sun up to sun down”, Gordy had a true love of farming and cattle. He traveled to many fairs such as the Iowa State Fair, Shelby County Fair, Iowa Beef Expo, Clay County Fair, and Nebraska State Fair. Gordy also attended many open shows to see his grandkids compete; he was deeply proud of all four grandchildren.

Gordy was a member of the Tennant Racing team, driving Orange #30. He started racing in 1992, and raced at the Shelby County Speedway and Crawford County Speedway. At both tracks, he did well at holding top ten in points for eight years. In 1997, Gordy won the overall points at Crawford County, which was considered a NASCAR track at that time, and his name was published in the NASCAR magazine.

Gordy will be remembered by friends and family as a quiet man who always smiled in all circumstances.

Gordon L. Buck died on Monday, June 7, 2021, at his home in Tennant, Iowa. He had reached the age of 58 years, 7 months, and 26 days.

Gordy was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Steven Buck. He is survived by one daughter, Erin Buck of Tennant, Iowa; two brothers, Gerald (Kim) Buck of Shelby, Iowa, and Dana Buck of Tennant, Iowa; one sister, Connie (Tracey) McMorran of Bettendorf, Iowa; four grandchildren, Brooklyn Buck, Kendra Robinson, Cooper Robinson, and Reagan Robinson; his former wife, Trudi Buck of Harlan, Iowa; and other relatives and friends.

The funeral service was held on Friday, June 11, 2021, at Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan, Iowa. Pastor Jim Boardman conducted the service. Honorary casket bearers were Brooklyn Buck, Kendra Robinson, Gene Bechen, Cooper Robinson, and Reagan Robinson. Serving as active casket bearers were Dean Herbst, Ronnie Miller, Alan Eggerss, Matt Lund, Gail Peterson, Larry Schlensig, and Steve Attanasio. Burial was in the Shelby Cemetery, Shelby, Iowa. The Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan, Iowa, was in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be left online at www.burmeisterjohannsen.com.

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9 Responses to Gordon Lee Buck (June 7, 2021)

  1. Don and Mary Weis Asssmann says:

    We worked with Gordie for many years at Dubuque Packing. He will be remembered as a very nice and friendly guy, He will be missed by all who knew him,

  2. Steve and Patti Speake says:

    Patti and I are saddened to hear of Gordy’s passing. He and the rest of the Tennant Racing Team were among our favorites at the Crawford County Speedway and were always admired and respected by all. Condolences to our friends from Tennant.

  3. Bob Tedford says:

    I worked with Gordy actual at all three packing plants. We worked together at farmland till i left in 2008, he was always smiling and giving you a hard time(in fun). I will miss hin lots< rest in peace buddy!

  4. Todd N Vogel says:

    Condolences from the Vogels sorry for your loss.

  5. Todd N Vogel says:

    Condolences from the Vogels sorry for your loss

  6. Shirley Herbst says:

    My sympathy to the Buck family. Rest in Peace Gordy.

  7. Diane Butler says:

    Rest In Peace Gordy.. you were a very loved mam.

  8. Julie Jensen says:

    Our condolences to you all. Gordy was a great guy. I always enjoyed talking to him. Tell we meet again my friend.

  9. Connie and Tracey McMorran says:

    Rest in Peace Gord, prayers of PEACE to the Buck family.

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