Lee Kuck, 67

Lee Kuck, 67, of New Bremen, died at 5:20 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at the St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.  

He was born on Jan. 7, 1945, in New Bremen, the son Ewald and Esther (Quellhorst) Kuck, and they preceded him in death.

He is survived by his children, Chris (Teresa) Kuck of New Bremen and Angela Kuck of Arlington, Va.; his granddaughter, Sammy Kuck of New Bremen; his siblings, Frances (Richard) Reese of Pandora, David (Beverly) Kuck of New Bremen, Barbara Dill of Alexandria, Va., William (Tena) Kuck of New Bremen and Lois (Bruce) Saintignon of Montezuma; his former wife, Deb Kuck of St. Marys; his dear friend, Pat Fleck of Chickasaw.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Haeseker.

Mr. Kuck was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 241, where he had been a trustee, a member of the New Bremen Rod and Gun Club and of the Home Benefit Association of New Bremen.

He not only served the country with the U.S. Army Reserve, but also served the community on the New Bremen/German Township Fire Department, of which he was a retired member, and as a former Auglaize County fire investigator.

He was a 1963 graduate of New Bremen High School. He enjoyed getting together with others from the area to sing in an a cappella quartet and talk Platt Deutsch and politics. He also enjoyed riding his motorcycle and snowmobiling. He owned and operated the former Kuck’s Silo business and then became part owner/operator of ConAg/Quality Ready Mix of St. Marys. After his retirement, he worked for the Auglaize County Highway Department.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen, with Rev. Becky Erb Strang officiating. Burial will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery in New Bremen.  

The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Thursday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be given to the New Bremen Fire Foundation.

Condolences to the family may be left at GilbergHartwigfh.com.