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Ruth "Dixie" Alice Buck

Ruth "Dixie" Alice Buck

Ruth "Dixie" Alice Buck went home to be with Her Lord and Savior, and her husband Lawrence early Saturday morning, October 7, 2017 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She had been living at the Heritage Memory Cottages in Park Rapids for the past 4 years. Ruth was born on February 28, 1934 to Wendell and Ruth "Rhena" (Williamson) Parker in Langdon, ND. At a young age she moved with her family moved to Kabekona, MN. She graduated from nearby Laporte High School. Ruth then went on to Teacher's Training and taught school in Nary and Shevlin for a short time. Ruth met the love of her life, Lawrence P. Buck on a blind date in 1958 and after a short courtship were married on June 14, 1958. It was a match made in heaven! To that union 5 children were born: Alice Vossler of Big Lake, MN, Philip Buck (Karen) of Grove, Oklahoma, Larry Buck ( Pam ) of New Baden, Illinois, Rose Vetrone (Mike) of Foreston, MN, and James Buck (Leslie) of Windsor, Colorado. With a fourth child on the way it was time to get a house and the little town of Lake George was chosen. They lived in Lake George, MN most of their married life and raised their 5 kids there. After several years of employment at St. Joseph's Hospital, Dixie retired and traveled with Lawrence to different construction jobs. Ruth was a homemaker and loved to bake and sew. She made numerous quilts and afghans and was always busy. Ruth and Lawrence were charter members of the Kabekona Community Church where she played the organ and piano for several years. She loved the Lord and served Him faithfully. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and she will be truly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her 5 children, 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; along with numerous other relatives and close friends. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence, her parents, a sister and 2 brothers,a nephew, and a step grandson. Funeral services will be held 10 AM Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the Kabekona Community Church with Reverend Randy Reimer and Rev. Philip Buck officiating. The pianist will be Laurel Bessler. The song leader will be Clayton Gladen. The congregational hymns will be "How Great Thou Art" and "Ill Fly Away". The KCC Ladies Ensemble will sing, "It Is No Secret". The casket bearers will be: Roger Zubke, Dave Kahlstorf, Tom Kloehn, Tim Vossler, Jason Buck and Joshua Buck. The honorary casket bearers will be: Daniel Buck, Nicholas Buck, Justin Buck, Marcus Tomlinson and John-John Hilburn. Interment will be made in the Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 PM Friday at the Jones-Pearson Funeral Home in Park Rapids and will continue beginning at 9 AM Saturday at the church. Following the service a luncheon will be hosted by the church for all. To leave on line condolences or to view the video tribute please visit