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Obituary: Marvin Buck

obituary Longtime Woodinville resident Marvin Buck passed away at his home last week.
   Mr. Buck moved to Woodinville from Seattle in 1969 and opened Buck's Corral Restaurant, the second restaurant in town at that time, which he operated for several years while also employed as a firefighter with the Seattle Fire Department, from which he retired in 1973.
   Born in Big Stone, S.D., he grew up in rural Minnesota, then left the poverty of life there by joining the Merchant Marines during World War II. After the war, he came to Seattle to find work, eventually marrying Patricia Nunan and settling here. Mr. Buck raised their three children alone after the death of his wife in 1965.
   After retirement, he began buying, repairing, and selling property and heavy equipment. Friends and relatives enjoyed seeing the constant stream of cars, tractors, and trucks that he fixed up as a way to keep busy.
   When not working, he spent time with his five grandchildren, becoming as much a part of their lives as he was his own children's.
   Most evenings Mr. Buck joined a group of friends at Shari's Restaurant in Woodinville where he spent some of his most enjoyable hours.
   Mr. Buck is survived by his children: Michael Buck, Bothell; Mickie Hodges, Woodinville; Lisa Buck, Bothell; his grandchildren Tricia, Jeremy, Sarah, Christi, and Sheri; his brother John Buck, and sisters Dolly LaMusga, and Erma Granroth, all of Minnesota; and many nieces and nephews.
   Memorials may be sent to the Seattle Fireman's Relief Association; 517 2nd Ave. W.; Seattle, WA 98119.