Leona Buckley, 84, of Cascade, passed away Sunday, May 30, 2021 at Unity Point Finley Hospital in Dubuque.

Visitation for Leona was held from 3-8 p.m., Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Cascade, where a wake service was held at 3:30 p.m. Friends could also call after 9 a.m., Thursday at the funeral home.

Services for Leona were held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 3, 2021 at St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Cascade. Rev. Mark Osterhaus presided.

Burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery in Cascade.

Leona was born Oct. 23, 1936 in Cascade, daughter of John and Mayme (Kurt) Leibold. She received her education from the rural country schools and St. Mary’s High School. On July 26, 1971 she was united in marriage to Robert Buckley in Rockville, Md. Leona was a school teacher, teaching the special needs children.

She was a member of St. Matthias Parish in Cascade.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Buckley of San Diego, Calif.; one son, John (Fiancé, Michele) Buckley of Cascade; and sister-in-law, Betty Leibold of Cascade; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; five siblings, Grace (Urban) Hageman, Vincent Leibold, Marion (Fred) Manternach, Louis Leibold, and James (Margaret Ann) Leibold.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.reifffuneralhomeinc.com