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Darold Buck

Darold Buck, born July 28, 1928, to John and Rosalie in Red Wing, Minn., passed away of natural causes on Nov. 27, 2009.

Darold was a longtime resident of Hastings but grew up in the Goodhue/Mazeppa area. He served in Korea as a member of the U.S. Army and was a loyal member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Darold was a longtime employee of ConAgra Foods. In retirement, Darold enjoyed woodworking, working on cars and spending time with his family.

Darold was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Laverne and Cyrus. He is survived by sons, Robert (Brenda) of Hastings and Daniel (Jennifer) of New Brighton; grandchildren, Graydon, Addie Rose, and Nadia Marie. Darold is also survived by his brother, John Jr. (Nancy) of Zumbrota; sisters, Berdell (Robert) Gadiant of Goodhue; Ardell (Roy) Flynn; and Joann Moldenhour of Red Wing; sister-in-laws, Ester and Matilda Buck; as well as many extended family members, nieces, nephews and friends.

A funeral service, officiated by Gordon Gathright, was held on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Wise Family Funeral Home in Hastings. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis with Military Honors provided by VFW Lyle Russell Post 1210.

Pallbearers were Graydon Buck, Terry Buck, Dave Lorentz, Mike Lorentz, Bob Rother, Dave Olstad.

The Wise Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please visit to sign the online guestbook and view the memorial video.