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Friday, January 13, 2017
11:00 am
Lutheran Church of Hope
3060 SE Grimes Blvd. #900
Grimes, Iowa


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Des Moines, Iowa


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3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
(515) 224-0078

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Donna Lee Buch

Donna Lee Buch, 83, passed away January 6, 2017 at Taylor House Hospice. Services will be held at Lutheran Church of Hope, 3060 SE Grimes Blvd. #900 in Grimes, IA on Friday, January 13 at 11:00 a.m.

Donna Lee was born December 6, 1933 in Oklahoma City, OK to Wynelle (Persons) and Lee Harlan. She moved to Clarinda, IA in the 6th grade. She attended Clarinda High School where she met her sweetheart, Don Buch. They were married on August 12, 1951 and raised their family in Clarinda, moving to Des Moines in 2006 to be closer to their children. Donna Lee was a devoted wife and mother and delighted in her family. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed baking, reading, and supporting Clarinda sports along with Iowa State. Donna Lee was also a talented home designer and designed all of the family homes.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Donald Buch of Grimes; son, Tom (Margaret Maloy) Buch of Denver, CO; daughters, Cindy (Andy) Kail of Booneville, IA and Judi (Jim) Coppock of Des Moines; 5 grandchildren, Jeremy (Teresa) Buch, Melissa (Jason) Etten, Brett (Jeff Sorensen) Kail, Sara Homrig, and Amber (Corey) Jamison; 4 step-grandchildren, Tim (Janet) Coppock, Jeff Coppock, Kelsy Young and Darren Coppock; 7 great-grandchildren, Joanna and Stephen Buch, Tyler Etten, C.J. and Emily Buch, Alex and Brodie Jamison; and one step-great-grandson, Dylan Coppock.

In lieu of flowers (as Don is highly allergic), memorials may be directed to the Lutheran Church of Hope Building Fund or to the Taylor House Hospice.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.