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Ned S. Stuckey II
February 23, 1949 ~ August 31, 2022 (age 73) 73 Years Old
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KEWANEE – Ned S. Stuckey II, 73, of Kewanee, died at 7:44 p.m., Wednesday, August 31, 2022 in the emergency room at OSF Saint Luke Medical Center in Kewanee.
Cremation will be accorded and a memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, September 8 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee where military rites will be accorded by the Kewanee Veterans Council. Deacon Martin VanMeltebeck will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until the time of the services at the funeral home. A Celebration of his Life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the Kewanee Schools Foundation.
He was born February 23, 1949 in Galesburg, the son of Allen and Merne (Bunker) Stuckey. He married Phyllis M. Heberer on September 13, 1969 in Cambridge. Survivors include his wife of Kewanee, three children; Jim (Natalie) Stuckey of LaFayette, IL, Melissa (Neil) Koepke of Cummings, GA and Jason Stuckey of Princeton, IL, two brothers, Matt (Ellie) Stuckey of Dubuque, IA and Tim Stuckey of Springfield, IL, a sister-in-law, Mariann Stuckey of Geneseo and four grandchildren; Dawson Stuckey of Normal, IL, Morgann Koepke of Cummings, GA, Kale Stuckey of Kewanee and Jace Stuckey. He is also survived by Jeff Berry of Kewanee whom he considered as a son. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Allen.
Ned graduated from Galva High School in 1967 and attended Black Hawk East. He served his country with the Illinois National Guard and had worked maintenance for the Kewanee School District. He was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs, Bears and Bulls and the Fighting Illini. He had coached boys’ baseball and was instrumental in forming the baseball team in Neponset. He enjoyed his dog, Sadie.