In memory of

Stephanie "Steve" Buckley

December 16, 1945 - July 24, 2017
From: Lytton, IA
Stephanie "Steve" Buckley

Stephanie "Steve" Buckley

Born: December 16, 1945
Died: July 24, 2017
Age: 71
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     Stephanie “Steve” Theresa Buckley, age 71, of Lytton, IA, passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017, at Black Hawk Life Care Center in Lake View, IA,  Steve was born on December 16, 1945, one of fifteen children, to Emmett and Helen (Wiewel) Fitzgerald in Storm Lake, IA.  She was baptized and confirmed in the catholic faith and a member of St. Mary’s Parrish in Sac City. 

     Steve grew up in the Fonda area where she graduated from high school. She went on to Carroll, IA, for an additional year of schooling.

     In November 1965, Steve was united in marriage to Jerry Buckley.  They made their home in Lytton and were blessed with four children: Amy, Greg, Kirk, and Derek.  She worked many years as a waitress at the Villager Restaurant and then later at Subway in Sac City.  She always had a friendly smile and greeting for everyone.  She made many lifelong friends and will be dearly missed.

     Steve loved her family and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.  Coming from a large family, when Steve and all her siblings would get together at her folks home, it was always a little crazy and a fun time for all.  She treasured her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and loved spending time with them.  When she wasn’t too busy chasing kids around she enjoyed reading.

     Survivors include her husband, Jerry Buckley of Lytton; her children: Amy (Alan) Kearnes of St. Joseph, MO, Greg (Julie) Buckley of Eaton, CO, Kirk Buckley of Spencer, IA, and Derek Buckley of Sac City; grandchildren: Zach and Megan Brayton; Taylor, Noah, Samuel, Tia, Mali, and Liam Buckley; Carter Buckley; and Jaden and Brianna Buckley; and great-great grandchild, Delilah Hibben.  Other survivors include her brothers: Sharon Fitzgerald, Tim Fitzgerald, and Mike Fitzgerald; her sisters: Judy Platten, Pat Corey, Rebecca Spiess, Jackie Schuttler, and Kelly Kelly; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family members.

     Steve was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings: Terry Fitzgerald, Penny Wilde, Tony Fitzgerald, Sue Imming, Sidney Champion and Rodney Fitzgerald.


10:30 a.m., Friday
July 28, 2017
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Sac City, Iowa
Father Joe Dillinger
9:30-10:30 a.m., Friday
Prior to the service
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Sac City, Iowa


Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 10:47 AM
“We were sorry to hear of Steve's passing. She was such a wonderful waitress all those many years. Our sympathy, roger and Marlene”
- Marlene and Roger Glasnapp
Friday, July 28, 2017 at 2:03 PM
“Your mom will be greatly missed. She was the best and I always looked forward to seeing over the years.”
- Pam Miller
Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 2:43 PM
Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 2:43 PM
“Greg and Buckley family-
I am so sorry for your loss. It is difficult to say goodbye to "mom". I will be thinking of you at this difficult time.
- Lana Pitstick
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 3:26 PM
“Jerry and Family,
I am heartbroken about Steve. She was an amazing lady who gave so much to those around her. I am sorry I will not be there, but please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers. Much love to you all.

- Deena Tauber
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