Obituary: Gene Buckland


Gene L. Buckland, 80, of Davenport, passed away on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at Genesis Medical Center, East Campus, in Davenport.

In honor of Gene’s wishes, a Celebration of his Life will be held at a later date.  Chambers Funeral Home of Eldridge is assisting the family with arrangements.

Gene was born June 23, 1941, in Mason City, the son of Joseph J. and Lorene Marie (Russell) Buckland.  He was united in marriage to Patsy Ann Adams on Sept. 20, 1959, in Mason City.  She preceded him in death on June 2, 2018.

Gene had retired from Caterpillar after 45 years in the heat treatment department.  He had also driven a school bus for the North Scott School District.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Davenport.  Gene enjoyed traveling, gardening and riding his Gator.  An avid Chicago Cubs fan, he also enjoyed visiting with friends in his garage and babysitting his grand-dog, Reese.

Those left to honor Gene’s memory include his daughter, Kelly (Lee) Zindel of Davenport; his sons, Todd (Pam) Buckland of Bloomington, Ill., and Brad (Wendy) Buckland of Long Grove; his grandchildren, Ashley Domdee, Adam (Angie) Buckland, Carly (Kevin) Dobbs, Gavin (Layne) Buckland and Garrett Buckland; his great-grandchildren, Aubree Domdee, Katelyn Buckland, Rayven and Soren Dobbs; his extended grandchildren, Holly, Josh and Shai (daughter, Autumn); his sister, Elsie Hampton of Anchorage, Alaska; his brother Russell (Liz) Buckland of Altoona; and many beloved nieces, nephews and close friends, all of to whom Gene had wished to say good-bye.

In addition to his wife, Patsy, Gene was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Kim Buckland; his sisters, Joan Sutcliffe and Bonnie Marker; and his brother, Bernard Buckland.

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