Carl “Bucky” Hughes

Carl R. (Buck) Hughes, age 90, of Logan, Iowa passed away Monday, October 28, 2018 in Cadott, Wisconsin. Carl was born November 6, 1927 in Logan, Iowa to Walter and Lottie (Grinnell) Hughes. Buck was married to Gladys Whitmore on April 30, 1949 and they resided in Logan. Buck worked for Iowa Power and Light for many years before retiring. He enjoyed motorcycle trips, camping and wintering in Mesa, Arizona. Buck belonged to the Logan Fire and Rescue Association for thirty-seven years, during this time he had served as Chief and in 1952 he helped start the Rescue Unit. He was a member of the City Park Board and Cemetery Board. Buck planned and started putting out the white crosses along the roads during Memorial Day to honor the fatal accident victims. He was a Cub Scout Master and he organized the Motorcycle Club called the Harrison County Riders after retiring Buck was always ready to help the elderly in odd jobs if he could. Gladys passed away January 16, 2007.

Buck was preceded in death by his parents, wife Gladys; brothers: Glenn, Lyle, Mike, Clyde and Calvin Hughes; sister: Marcella (Sis) Chamberlin.

Survivors include his sons: Terry Hughes and wife Mary; Ray Hughes: sisters: Dot Graves; Lottie Nelson (Jim Wilson); Bonnie Holland (Glenn); grandchildren: Chris Hughes (Beth); Justin Hughes: Laken Hughes; great-grandchildren: Kit Hughes; Levi Hughes; Jane Hughes; dear friend and companion Caroline Crank.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 9, 2018 at the Christian Church in Logan, Iowa with services at 11:00 a.m.

The family invites everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at the church following the committal service at the cemetery.

The family would like memorials to made out to Logan Fire Department.



In Loving Memory Of

Carl R. (Buck) Hughes



November 6, 1927                                               Logan, Iowa


Entered Into Rest

October 28, 2018                                        Cadott, Wisconsin


Funeral Service

11:00 a.m. Friday, November 9, 2018

Christian Church

Logan, Iowa


Officiating                                         Pastor Rusty Hedger

Organist                                                           Rick Powell

Vocalist                                                             Barb Sherer

Musical Selections

“Wings Of A Dove”                                “One Day At A Time”

“I Hope You Dance”

Honorary Bearers

Gene Benson                                                     Dale Adams

  1. Gail Dickinson                                           D. Gene Vallier
  2. Ralph Lane                                               D. George Sears
  3. LeRoy Bosworth

Casket Bearers

Members of the Logan Fire and Rescue Department


Final Resting Place

Logan Cemetery

Logan, Iowa


I’m Free

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free
I’m following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call,
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I found that place at the close of day.

If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah yes, these things, I too, will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savored much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now, He set me free.

Author Unknown



  • Jeannie Hughes Posted October 29, 2018 3:43 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Bucky’s passing. He was such a neat man. I was always proud to call him family!

  • jim and daria hughes Posted October 29, 2018 3:59 pm

    our sympathy too the family and friends. We had a lot of good times together in our younger years.

  • Jess and Cindy Long Posted November 6, 2018 2:01 pm

    So very sorry Terry and Mary for your loss. Buck was a kind and sweet man. He lived his life to the fullest and was never afraid of an adventure. May he rest in peace with Jesus our Lord and Savior.

  • Janice Lemek Posted November 6, 2018 2:03 pm

    Mary and Terry I am so sorry for the loss of you father. May the perpetual light shine upon him.

  • Ron Hughes Posted November 8, 2018 2:25 pm

    Uncle Bucky was definitely one of the good guys. Proud to say he was my uncle. I always enjoyed visiting with him because of the great stories he would tell. He will be missed.

  • Becky Tupper Posted November 10, 2018 8:22 am

    Bucky was always there to help my mother in law Carolyn Tupper out. He was a good friend to her and that will always be appreciated. Prayers for his loved ones.

  • Kermitt & Sue Chu Cox Posted November 14, 2018 9:57 am

    Saddened to learn of Bucky’s passing. He was a great long-time neighbor to my parents. And Sue and I always made it a point to stop over and visit with him while we were back in Logan, even after Mom and Dad had passed.

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