Dean Beaman Stucker, age 96, of Quincy, died on Friday, July 24, 2020 at 7:30 pm in the Good Samaritan Home.
Dean was born August 25, 1923 in Anamosa, Iowa, the son of Oliver Daniel and Mildred J. Beaman Stucker. He married Betty Jane Atkinson in September of 1944. She preceded him in death in 1969. On January 1, 1977, he married Elizabeth "Betty Lou" Tynes Stevens in Quincy. She preceded him in death on February 18, 2019.
Dean was a 1942 graduate of Franklin High School in Cedar Rapids, IA and a 1949 graduate of Iowa State University with a B.A. degree. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1942 to 1945. He retired from DeKalb Swine Breeders Co. in DeKalb in 1989 after 23 years where he was a Project Manager. He had lived in Sycamore, IL for 10 years. While there he was a member of Salem Lutheran Church. In 1988 they moved to Quincy. In Quincy he was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, the church choir and the church council.
Survivors include five children, Diane Andrews, of Chesterfield, MO, Duane Stucker, of Dickinson, TX, Cary Glen 'Skip' (Connie) Stevens, of Quincy, Michael (Micheria Dick) Stevens, of Frisco, TX, and Michelle (Glenn Hayhurst) Colson, of Fenton, MO; 20 grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren; a brother, James D. (Anne) Stucker of Cedar Rapids, IA; a sister, Ruth Ann Valentine, of Seattle, WA; and nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wives, Dean was preceded in death by his parents, a son Greg Stevens, and a grandson David Stevens.
Funeral Services: 10:00 am on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church with Rev. Marlin Rempfer officiating. Please bring a mask if you plan to attend the service in person.
Livestream/Remote Attendance: To attend Dean's service remotely (or to view a recording for up to 90 days), please join us on Tuesday at 10:00 am Central Time using the following link: https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/43469753
Burial: Greenmount Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois with military honors by American Legion Post #37
Visitation: A private visitation will be held for the family.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association (please write "restricted for Quincy" in the memo line of the check so these funds can stay to support the Quincy office).
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.
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We will all miss Deans witty sense of humor and sweet, kind personality. He was one of a kind.
I had the pleasure of visiting and play games with Dean, almost everyday for the past 2 years, at Good Samaritan Home. He would always make us laugh with a joke and smile with his personality. He will be greatly missed in my activity room. Thank you Dean for always making our evenings special.
So sad to hear of Dean's passing but glad to hear that he and Betty Lou are reunited. Prayers for his family.
We knew Betty & Dean through the "Camper Stamper" group. Great people, put a smile on our face, will remember them with warmth in our heart. Condolences to the family.
Dean was definitely one of the good ones. He always had a smile on his face and made others smile as well. Thinking of you, Stevens family.
Quincy, Illinois 62301
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