Wilbur G. Stuckey, 90, passed away surrounded by his family Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital, one day before his 91st birthday.
He was born Nov. 21, 1922 on Dutch Ridge in Wauzeka Township the son of George and Clara (Schwarz) Stuckey. Wilbur entered basic training for the U.S. Navy in Fairegot, Idaho, and went on to gunnery school in Great Lakes, Ill.. He served aboard the Destroyer Escort USS Moore in the European Theatre and a PT Boat in the Pacific Theatre during WWII. He married Ilene Zeeh on May 27, 1950 in Monona, Iowa. She preceded him in death on November 1, 1995. In 1953 he began operation of Stuckey’s Market which had previously been Zeeh’s Market in Wauzeka. Wilbur was an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wauzeka. He was also active in the American Legion Post 458 of Wauzeka for over 60 years, where he was commissioner, adjutant and chaplain.
He is survived by his children, Clara (Dale) Huston of Prairie du Chien and Allen (Mary) Stuckey of Wauzeka; a brother Gerald (Doris) Stuckey of Janesville; his grandchildren, Nicole (Scott), Adam (Marissa), Kelsey (Todd) and Sarah (Kendall); great grandchildren Colton and Corbin. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and brothers, Al, Gidge and Raymond.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Nov. 23, at 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Rev. Joel Oines officiating, with burial in the Wauzeka Cemetery both in Wauzeka. Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post 458. Friends may call at the church on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 11 a.m. until the time of services. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Wauzeka.