About Us FAQs Resources Contact Us Home


Email a Friend

Print This Obituary

Send Condolences

Send Flowers

BUCK, Richard R., age 93

Died: Wednesday, May 1st, 2024

Memorial Service: 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 3, 2024 at Faith Lutheran Mission Church (1704 Hogeboom Ave, Eau Claire) with the Reverend Nick Henseler officiating

Visitation: 10:00 a.m. until time of service

Interment: Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given to the charity of your choosing.


Richard "Dick" R. Buck, age 93, of Eau Claire died on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at Solace Center in Asheville, North Carolina.

Dick was born June 7, 1930 to the late Floyd R. and Cecil (Bartlett) Buck in Hibbing, Minnesota. He grew up in Clarissa, Minnesota one of four boys in a civic minded family. He and his brothers were Eagle Scouts and all four brothers served in the Armed Forces. On June 12, 1954 he married the love of his life, Linda Nelson at Ezekel Lutheran Church. He was a professor at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, School of Education and retired as Department Chair for Foundations and Library Science in 1997. Prior to his tenure at UWEC, he taught at other high schools and colleges. Teaching was his passion; he loved it.

  army photo

Church life was very important to Dick.  He enjoyed his church family and often talked of them with great fondness. He enjoyed working in the church library organizing and cataloging books. Since 1964, Dick and Linda enjoyed traveling in their RV visiting National Parks across the county and doing volunteer work in many of them.

Dick is survived by his son, Randall of Colorado Springs, CO; daughter, Nancy Jo Rice and her husband, Lee, of Leicester, NC; nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda; daughter, Marjorie; brothers, Curtis, Royce, and Bob.

Honoring a life with a meaningful service is an important step in the grief process and is a gift to their family and friends —
a gift of memories and a gift of healing

Learn More

Contact us to
discuss funeral options
open to you.