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Kenneth "Ken" Dean Buck

September 25, 1951 — November 28, 2022

With great sadness, we announce the death of Kenneth Dean Buck, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Ken passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, on November 28, 2022, from metastatic kidney cancer. He was 71 years old.

Ken was born September 25, 1951, to Rosa Marie Sitton Buck and Robert Lee Buck in Sandpoint, ID. He grew up in Sandpoint with his two brothers, Gary and Bob, and was later joined by his little sister Joanie. He attended Sandpoint High School before moving to Spokane Valley, where he graduated from East Valley High School.

Ken entered fatherhood at a young age and worked tirelessly to provide for his family. He often told stories of his time working in the mines, on the railroad, and driving long-haul semis, before he finally made a career as a talented and meticulous kitchen designer.

Although a kitchen designer by trade, Ken’s true calling was as a missionary sharing the gospel and the love of Jesus Christ. For over 30 years, he led a ministry and non-profit that helped build almost 150 churches in rural India, supported and trained pastors, and provided villagers with humanitarian aid.

Ken was one of the kindest and most loving people you could meet. He had a big personality with a gentle heart, a witty one-liner for every occasion, and just the right advice to get you through your worst day. He loved his wife and his family fiercely and did whatever he could to make them smile. Ken loved to golf, play pinochle with his mom and siblings, bake cookies for anyone and everyone, and spoil his grandkids shamelessly.

Ken is survived by his wife of 42 years and the love of his life, Linda Buck (Beckmann); his children Brian, Kristi, Scott, Jason, Laurie, and Aaron; and 11 grandchildren. He is also survived by his mother Rosa, sister Joanie, brother Bob, cousins, nieces, nephews, and many friends who have become like family. He was welcomed home by his older brother Gary and his dad Robert. He will be missed dearly by those that knew and loved him, both here and across the world.

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