Howard Dean Stucky, age 78, a former resident of Penalosa and Hutchinson, Kan., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Sept. 4, 2009, in Fort Scott, Kan.
He was born Feb. 12, 1931, at Pretty Prairie, Kan., the youngest son of Amos and Ida (Graber) Stucky.
He attended school in Penalosa, Cunningham, and graduated from Lawrence High School in 1949.
He served his country in the U.S. Army, and later married Evelyn Spain of Kingman, Kan., on May 25, 1956.
He and his wife farmed near Penalosa until 1985, when they moved to Hutchinson and opened Stucky Sharpening and Lawnmower Service.
He was a member of the Westside Baptist Church in Hutchinson.
Music was a big part of Howard's life. He sang in the church choir and together with his family performed four part a-capella music concerts at various area churches for a number of years.
Survivors include his wife Evelyn; two sons, Bryan Stucky and wife Kathie and their children Kaitlyn and Cameron, Argonia, Kan.; Mahlon Stucky and wife Jamie and their children Laura and Grant, Fort Scott, Kan.; two daughters, Darla Fieker and husband Jerry and their children Lydia, Buddy, D.J., and Amber, Springfield, Mo.; Brenda Depew and husband Dave and their children Jessica, Trevor and Alisha, Buhler, Kan.; and a brother Gene Stucky and wife Joan of Highland, Calif., and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Matthew Stucky.
Rev. Mahlon Stucky and Rev. Tim Adrian will conduct funeral services at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the Westside Baptist Church, 400 W. 12th Street in Hutchinson, Kan.
A private burial service is planned at the Lerado Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Gideon's Memorial Bible Fund or the Westside Baptist Church and may be left in care of Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kan.
Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.