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Wayde Brian Buck

October 31, 1959 ~ November 1, 2021 (age 62)


Wayde Brian Buck, age 62, passed away at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria on November 1, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. Wayde was born October 31, 1959, the son of Robert L. Buck and Darlene E. Lindberg Buck.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m., Saturday, November 13 at the Midland Golf Club. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Galva Freedom Fest or to the family. Rux Funeral Home in Galva is in charge of arrangements.

Wayde married Julie Ann Edwall on August 2, 1986. She survives, as do their children, Matthew (Hilary) Buck of Galva and Brittany Buck of Fort Collins, CO, grandchildren, Adeline and Thatcher Buck, his mother, Darlene E. Lindberg Buck of Galva, brother, Bradley (Elizabeth) Buck of Peoria, AZ, sisters; Debra (Timothy) Bruner of Galesburg, Glenda (Lance) Rettig and Lynneta Willis, both of Galva, along with several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Wayde was preceded in death by his father, Robert L. Buck, grandparents, Erick and Esther Lindberg and Eugene and Moneta Buck. Wayde was the eldest grandchild of both.

Wayde’s elementary school years were spent in Galesburg. He graduated from Galva High School in 1978. At the age of 16, he obtained his private pilot’s license, setting off a lifelong pursuit of aviation and aeronautics. He earned an associate’s degree in Aviation Technologies from Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, OK, then a bachelor’s degree in Aviation Management from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL.

Wayde recently retired as Airport Director of the Kenosha Regional Airport after serving the City of Kenosha for 25 years. He was a member of the American Association of Airport Executives and the Wisconsin Airport Management Association.

Wayde wore many hats in his life: electrician, plumber, woodworker, landscaper, as well as serving as a Galva Alderman. He was a true DIY master and was always willing to lend a hand to family and friends. In the words of his grandchildren, “If Papa can’t fix it, nobody can.”

Wayde loved cooking, golfing, fishing and watching sports. As it is hard to sum up someone’s whole life in a few short paragraphs, the most important thing to know about Wayde is that he was an honest man whose love and devotion to his family shined through until his final moments.




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Celebration of Life Open House
November 13, 2021

1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Midland Golf Club
3536 Midland Rd.
Kewanee, IL 61443

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