David Stucky, 88, a lifelong resident of the Peabody and Burns area, died there at 12:30 a.m. Saturday, June 26, 2010. He had been in failing health.
He was born in Moundridge on Dec. 8, 1921, to Peter I. and Ida J. C. (Gehring) Stucky.
On Aug. 5, 1945, he married Esther J. Hess. For much of his adult life he farmed and in later years worked as a carpet layer for the Baker Furniture Store of Peabody.
He was a member of the First Mennonite Church of Burns and was dedicated to his church and family.
Survivors include his wife, Esther Stucky of the home; three daughters, Judy Redford of Parsons and her husband, Hal, Catherine Chambers and her husband, Roger, of Lamar, Mo., and Susan Good and her husband, Chuck, of Peabody; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Silas Stucky of Elbing, John Stucky of Newton, Joe Stucky and Dan Stucky, both of Peabody; a sister, Esther Ott of Newton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son-in-law, Hal Sanders; and three brothers, Samuel Stucky, Jonas Stucky and Paul Stucky.
The service will be at 10:30 a.m. today at the First Mennonite Church of Burns. Burial will be in the First Mennonite Church Cemetery. The Baker Funeral Home of Peabody is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to the First Mennonite Church of Burns. They may be left at or sent to the Carson-Wall Funeral Home, P.O. Box 942, Parsons, 67357.