Edwin Buckley, Jr. Obituary

Edwin F. Buckley, Jr.
Ed F. Buckley, Jr.
Edwin F. Buckley, Jr.

November 27, 1922 - May 6, 2009
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Edwin "Ed" Francis Buckley Jr., 86, passed from this life on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, IA. According to Ed's wishes, at the time of his death, he requested that his body be gifted to Des Moines University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences for anatomical studies. A memorial mass will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, at St. Mary of Nazareth Catholic Church in Des Moines, where the family will greet friends for one hour prior to the mass on Saturday at the church.

Ed was born on November 27, 1922 in Des Moines, Iowa to Edwin Francis and Angeline Victoria (Nadeau) Buckley. He was a graduate of Roosevelt High School and Iowa State University in Ames. Ed was a veteran of World War II, serving as a Sergeant with the United States Air Force from 1942, until he was honorably discharged in 1945. On April 27, 1946, Ed married Joyce Louise Gibbs in Des Moines and their marriage was blessed with four children: Lynn, Edwin, Stephen and Michael. He was employed with Collins Radio Company, now known as Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids. In 1971, Ed and Joyce moved to Des Moines, where he was employed with Iowa Power, now known as Mid-American Energy, until his retirement. He was a member of St. Mary of Nazareth Catholic Church in Des Moines and the V.F.W. Post 663 in Urbandale. Ed loved golfing, traveling, listening to music and solving crossword puzzles. His greatest pleasure was spending time with family and friends. Ed was a loving, caring, devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend; he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Joyce Buckley of Des Moines; daughter, Lynn Schooley and her husband, Pat of Des Moines; three sons, Edwin F. Buckley III and Stephen Buckley both also of Des Moines and Michael Buckley and his wife, Mary of Omaha, NE; sister, Florence Duff and her husband, Brian of Chicago, IL; brother, John Buckley of Prescott, AZ; and five grandchildren, Andreanna Schooley, Christopher Buckley and Alexis Buckley all of Des Moines and Christian Buckley and Kim Buckley both of Omaha. Ed was preceded into eternal life by his parents; and one grandson, Jason Reese.

In lieu of flowers, the family has respectfully requested that any memorial contributions be made to either Mercy Hospice in Johnston or St. Mary of Nazareth Catholic Church.

ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES FUNERAL HOMES ~ WESTOVER CHAPEL.

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Visitation
St. Mary of Nazareth Catholic Church
4600 Meredith Drive
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Saturday, June 13, 2009
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Service
St. Mary of Nazareth Catholic Church
4600 Meredith Drive
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Saturday, June 13, 2009
2:00 PM

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Mercy Hospice Johnston
5820 Winwood Drive
Johnston, IA 50131
St. Mary of Nazareth Catholic Church
4600 Meredith Drive
Des Moines, IA US 50310