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“I started working with Steve in the 80's on projects at the University. I will remember the way he answered his phone with a hearty "Buckman here"....Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Rob - Des MOines, IA

“Steve was always a fair and honest colleague , and we were fortunate to have worked as a team. He will be missed in the UI community. ”
2 of 19 | Posted by: Baldwin White Architects - IA

“I worked with Steve on projects at the UI from the time he went to work there. I have many flnd memories not just of the projects but of our...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Charles Marsden - Dubuque, IA

“Dear Buckman Family, We are so sorry that Steve had to leave this earth so soon. He was so excited about his marriage to Jan and always the proud dad...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Mark and Sue Wilson - Kenosha, WI

“My thoughts and prayers are with your family. ”
5 of 19 | Posted by: Kirsta - Co-Worker

“My dear friend, I pray that you find peace and comfort during this difficult time. Cherish the love and memories that you shared with Steve and...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Lisa - friend

“Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. In deepest sympathy, Bob and LeeAnn ”
7 of 19 | Posted by: Bob and LeeAnn Gilroy - Iowa City, IA

“You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I will always think of Steve with a warm smile and great sense of humor. ”
8 of 19 | Posted by: Priscilla "Kris" Wilson Clancy & Family - FL

“Your words, "Steve was a generous and patient man, a man that believed in family, a man of strong faith and conviction; who felt that he was given...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Jarol Duerksen - Iowa City, IA

“I was so saddened to hear of Steve's passing. I worked with Steve on many projects at the UI before I retired. He was always a kind and...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Diana Cook - past work friend

“my prayers are with you ”
11 of 19 | Posted by: Gerald Rundall

“Dear Jan, Our hearts go out to you at this time of great loss and sadness. Just know that we are thinking of you each and every day and wishing you...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Stacey & David Aronson - Morris, MN

“I have known and worked with Steve for many years and will miss his presence at the head of the table. May words and friends comfort you in this...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Kelli Grey - Iowa City, IA

“Thinking of you all during this time of sorrow. ”
14 of 19 | Posted by: Annalee Hedrick - family friend

“Jan - I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. My heart goes out to you and you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sue ”
15 of 19 | Posted by: Sue Roe - Marshalltown, IA

“Dear Jan, I'm so shocked to learn of Steve's sudden illness and death. You and your family are in my prayers. When you're feeling up to an outing...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Robin Anctil - Marshalltown, IA

“Jan, I am so sorry to know that your happy life with Steve has been cut way too short. May you find comfort in the memories and dreams that you...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Linda Moore - Marshalltown, IA

“Chris, and family- Please know that we are thinking of you and we are very sorry for your loss. Wishing you peace and comfort now, and in the days to...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Michael & Krista Frandsen

“Sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you. ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: Janet Alcock1


Stephen E. Buckman, 64 of Iowa City died Tuesday, December 7, 2010, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City following a brief illness.

Funeral services will be held at 6:30 p.m., Friday, December 10, 2010, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home. Private graveside services will take place at Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in Steve’s memory to Gideon’s International. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web @ www.gayandciha.com.

Stephen Eugene Buckman was born April 28, 1946, in Chicago, IL, the son of Lester and Eleanor M. (Wilson) Buckman. Following graduation from high school in Fairmount, IN, he attended and later graduated from Ball State University. He was united in marriage to Jane E. Wilson on March 16, 1968, in Bucyrus, OH. The couple and their family moved to Iowa City where Steve was associated with HLM (Hansen, Lind & Meyer) for a number of years. He left HLM for an architectural position with the University of Iowa. A position that he has held for many years, currently as a senior architect. Steve has been associated with many projects while with the University, most recently completed the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center was one of great pride to Steve and his associates.

Steve married Janice A. Adams on June 14, 2008, in Iowa City. He was a member of River Community Church in Iowa City, former board member of the Iowa City Board of Appeals, member of Association of University Architects, AIA, and the Classic Car Club of Eastern Iowa. His 1963 Chevy Nova was a project of love, for the kid that never left him. He enjoyed cross-country trips with family and friends, and later in life the sport of sky-diving! Steve was a generous and patient man, a man that believed in family, a man of strong faith and conviction; who felt that he was given this life to serve his Lord.

Steve’s family includes his wife, Jan; sons and their families, Chris Buckman and Jennifer Farmer, and their children, Robert, Keydrin, Makayla, Caleb, Cameron and Elizabeth; Jon Buckman and Misty, and their children, Caitlyn and Stephen; daughters, Stephanie Gabel and her daughter, Veronica; and Su Pu; his mother, Eleanor Buckman; his sister, Mary Buckman and niece, Casey Rider (Jason).

He was preceded in death by his father, Lester Buckman and wife, Jane.

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