Lillian “Lil” M. Buckles

Feb 3, 2018
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Funeral Services will be 10:30am Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at the Nazareth Lutheran Church, University Ave. & Main St. in Cedar Falls



Visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00pm Tuesday at the Locke Funeral Home, 1516 West 4th St. in Waterloo  319-233-6138



Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery, Waterloo


Memorials are directed to the Nazareth Lutheran Church,  Christian Crusaders or the Salvation Army


Lillian "Lil" Mae Buckles, 88, of Waterloo, IA, died Saturday, February 3, 2018, at UnityPoint Health--Allen Hospital.

She was born April 11, 1929, in Wellsburg, IA, the daughter of Chris and Florence Ascher Finke. She married Robert D. Buckles on December 30, 1969, in Chicago. He died June 13, 2004.

Lil graduated from Iowa Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing in Des Moines and was a registered nurse for 20 years at Schoitz Memorial Hospital, retiring in 1978.

She was a member of Nazareth Lutheran Church, Cedar Falls and enjoyed feeding the birds and squirrels and reading.

Survived by her brother, Art (Jan) Finke of West Des Moines; two stepsons, Steve Buckles of Waterloo and David (Benneth) Buckles of Kansas City, Mo.; a stepdaughter, Carol Buckles of Waterloo; three step granddaughters, Cynthia, Lisa and Sara; six step great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Nicholas, Brayden, Dylan, Dallas and Annelise; and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a brother, Elmer.

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