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Jack D. Kuck, 83, of 211 Botkins Angle Road, New Knoxville, died at 10:40 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born on Sept. 7, 1930, in Lima, the son of Harvey and Meta (Kuck) Kuck.
He married Jean Feight on July 14, 1956, and she survives at the residence.
He is also survived by his two sons, Matthew Kuck (Janice Dutton) of Wapakoneta and Mike Kuck of New Knoxville, by four grandchildren, Mark Kuck, Christopher Kuck, Natalie Arn and Stewart Kuck, by five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Jack was a 1949 graduate of New Knoxville High School and he attended Ohio State University. While in high school he played on the 1947 state runner-up New Knoxville basketball team, and to this day holds many state high school basketball records. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was the retired owner of Kuck’s IGA Grocery in New Knoxville. He also drove a school bus for many years for the New Knoxville School. He enjoyed watching sports and going camping with his family. He was a member of American Legion Post 444 in New Knoxville and the First United Church of Christ, also in New Knoxville.
Funeral rites will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the First United Church of Christ, the Rev. Dr. David Williams, officiant.
Burial, with military honors, will follow at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Ministry Center of the First United Church of Christ, where memorial gifts may be given to the New Knoxville Athletic Association.
Condolences may be sent to Jack’s family via MillerFuneralHomes.net.
Vornholt-Miller Funeral Home, 200 W. Spring Street, New Knoxville, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.