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William (Bill) Iucho Tucker, Jr., 80 passed away July 7, 2013 at his home in Winter Park, Colorado. Bill was born on October 15, 1932 in White Plains, New York to William Iucho Tucker and Caroline (Ewing) Tucker. In Lansing, Michigan, Bill and Dorene (VanNorman) Tucker raised 5 children: William I Tucker III (Lynn) of Williamston, Michigan, Linda Eschbach (John) and Nancy Tucker (Tish Heath) of Lansing, Michigan, Robert Tucker (Kathy) of Canandaigua, New York, and Kathleen Turnbough (Lonnie) of Frisco, Texas. Upon Dorene's passing, he moved to Winter Park, Colorado where he married and is survived by his wife, Diane (Koegler) Fisher. He is also survived by his sister, Anne Jensen, of Brattleboro, Vermont, 13 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren.
Bill lived life to the fullest. He will be lovingly remembered for his wonderful smile, his constant efforts to give back to the community through Habitat for Humanity and thousands of wooden toys he made and donated to Toys for Tots. And for his 20 years of long distance bicycle trips with Diane and others. He wished to be remembered as someone who "tried to do what was good, fair, and right."
A memorial service will be held at the Church of the Eternal Hills in Tabernash on Saturday, August 24th at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Church of the Eternal Hills or Habitat for Humanity of Grand County. Details and rememberances at www. GrandCountyMortuary.com.
Saturday, August 24th, 2013 1:00pm, Church of the Eternal Hills
Bill Tucker is a fellow I remember well from 50 years ago. We worked together in the service department of the John Bean Company in Lansing around 1960. Slender, dark-haired, affable but intense in his work. Bill and Dorene came out to our house; Bill was determined to teach me to play golf and have me participate in the JB golf games. I suspect that I was one of his few failures! The picture of Bill much later in life well captures his personality.
Vern Jones Sep 17 2013 12:00 AM