Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Gilbert A. Tucker
Service: April 18, 2015
Gilbert A. Tucker
Gilbert A. Tucker, age 73, passed away suddenly on Sunday, March 22, 2015 of a heart attack while vacationing in Pensacola, FL.
He was born on April 29, 1941 in Britton, SD, son of Wilbur and Margaret (Shannon) Tucker. Gilbert graduated from Pierpont High School in South Dakota in 1959 and joined the US Navy. He served aboard the USS Newport News from 1959-1963, during the Cuban Missle Crisis.
Gib then moved to Watertown and worked at Fiberesin Industries in Oconomowoc until his retirement in 2006. He married Ellen Seidensticker on August 31, 1968 in West Bend. On October 13, 1976 he was blessed with a son, Kevin.
Gib loved to read and go fishing. He was also a Civil War history buff.
Survivors include his wife, Ellen of Watertown; his son, Kevin, (Kristen Parsons) of Elm Grove; four brothers, Newton (Lucille) of Watertown; Donald of Oxford; Virgil (Nita) of Caldwell, TX and Thomas (Cheryl) of Montreal, WI; two sisters, Linda (Tom) Demel of Bloomington, MN; Joyce McCoy of New Ulm, MN; two sisters-in-law, Barbara (Martin) Knuth, Pat Seidensticker and a brother-in-law, Ralph Seidensticker; numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, other relatives and friends.
Gib was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Milton, Charles and William; a sister, Eunice Sanders and a brother-in-law, Philip Seidensticker.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 18th at 3 p.m. at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown, with the Rev. Rodney Warnecke officiating.
Visitation will be at the church on Saturday, April 18th from1 p.m. until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the church, the American Heart Association or the charity of one’s choice would be appreciated.
Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
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