Reynold B. "Tuck" Tucker Jr.

Reynold B. "Tuck" Tucker Jr., 81, of Hartford, formerly of West Bend, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005 at the Hartford Care Center.

He was born Oct. 30, 1924 in Chicago to the late Reynold and Edna (nee Jay) Tucker and married Alice M. McCabe on Feb. 14, 1953, at St. Sebastianís Church in Milwaukee.

Tuck graduated from Virginia Episcopal School in 1942 where he won the T.F. Carouthers Award for best scholar and athlete. While serving in the Army Air Corps during WWII, he graduated from Advanced Navigator School in 1944. He served in the Burma-India-China Theatre during WWII and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross in 1945 for his leadership and heroism during a bombing mission. Following his discharge he attended Hamilton College, graduating in 1950.

Following their marriage, Tuck and Alice settled in Milwaukee where Tuck became a very successful salesman. In 1972, they moved to West Bend.

He was a member of the Lt. Ray Dickop Post #36 American Legion and the Fred A. Schaefer Post #1393 V.F.W.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Alice; three children, Jay (Chris), Bob, and Kathy (special friend Larry Westenberger) Tucker; four grandchildren, Jennifer Schwanke, Molly (Jamie) Jones, Dylan Tucker and Kelsey Tucker.

He is further survived by nieces and nephews, Pat McCabe, Jack (Mary) McCabe, Jayne Zeiler, Jim (Jody) McCabe, Patrick McCabe, Scott (Lisa) McCabe and Alison McCabe; his goddaughter Megan Carpenter; and a very special friend Deb Wycklendt and other relative and friends. He is preceded in death by his son Cameron in 1989.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend with Mr. Donald Sass officiating. Burial will be Monday in Wisconsin Memorial Park in Brookfield. Visitation will be Saturday at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be donated to Tuckís caregivers, the Fred A. Schaefer Post #1393 V.F.W. or the Lt. Ray Dickop Post #36 American Legion.

Tuckís family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff at the Hartford Care Center and the Visiting Nurse Association for the kind and loving care given to him.