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Thomas Tucker

Posted on Feb. 21, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

July 30, 1911 - Feb. 19, 2013

PAW PAW, Mich. — Thomas Tucker, 101, formerly of Elkhart, Ind., died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at Bronson Hospital, Kalamazoo.

He was born July 30, 1911, in Claypool, Ind., the son of Merl and Mary (Thomas) Tucker.

Learn more about Tom, view his life story film and share in some refreshments with his family and friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at Life Story Funeral Home, Betzler & Thompson, Paw Paw. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. at Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home, 403 W. Franklin St., Elkhart. Burial will be in Rice Cemetery, Elkhart.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Winifred Tucker, in 2008; two sisters, Ferrie Josephine Blessing and Anna Marie Hoeger; and a daughter-in-law, Cecelia Tucker.

Tom is survived by two children, Thomas C. Tucker and Sue A. (Tom) Wright; five grandchildren, Jon Tucker, Stephanie Frazier, Vickie (Don) Spencer, Josh (Amy) Wright and Jenna Wright; five great-grandchildren, Jared Tucker, Hayley Tucker, Hank Spencer, Tucker Wright and Donnie Spencer; and many nieces and nephews. Please visit Tom’s personal memory page at, where a favorite memory or photo of him can be archived and his online guestbook can be signed. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan.