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Clifford Joseph Buck, Jr., 68

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Clifford Joseph Buck, Jr., age 68, of Hastings died unexpectedly Saturday, Oct. 5, at his home.

Cliff was born Aug. 3, 1945, in Baltimore, Md., to Clifford J. and Bertha M. (White) Buck. He attended schools there and entered the U.S. Navy.

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He married Laurie Jean Dorer Oct. 15, 1977, also in Baltimore. Cliff was groundskeeper for many years at the Eagles Nest Golf Course in Baltimore. He loved fishing, reading good books and refinishing furniture. He also was a former employee at the Hastings Walmart.

Cliff was preceded in death by his parents; a brother Rob Culver, and a sister Nancy Gist.

He is survived by his wife Laurie Buck; a son Jonathan (Samantha) Buck of Hastings; precious grandson Wyatt Kemp Buck; and brother Charles (Marie) Jones of Baltimore.

A memorial service officiated by Reverend Ed Frederick, will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, 201 7th St. E., Hastings, MN. There will be a memorial gathering one hour prior to the service. Interment with military honors will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Arrangements are with the, Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, Hastings. 651-437-9419. www.caturia-smidtfh.com

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