Duward Tucker

Duward John Tucker was born May 8, 1938 in Ames to Melvin and Thelma Norman Tucker. Duward passed away on May 14, at the Greene County Hospital in Jefferson.

Duward was reared in Greene County Iowa and graduated from Grand Junction High School in 1956. On May 18, 1958 Duward was united in marriage to Capitola Thompson in Rippey. They are the parents of three children; Sonya, Ronda and Bradley.

All of his lifelong years Dewey lived in Greene County where he and Capitola farmed along with raising a family. Dewey especially enjoyed spending time with the family and attending the activities of his grandchildren at the various events and livestock exhibitions they participated in across the United States. Dewey also enjoyed applying his talents to woodworking and helping the family with multiple building projects over the years.

Dewey was active with the Farm Bureau Board for three years, a 4-H Leader for seven years, sold seed corn/beans for 25 years for the major seed companies, and he was also a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church in Grand Junction.

Dewey was preceded in death by his parents, Noah Thompson (Father in law), Ruth Thompson (Mother in law), and Tom Filipi (Son in law). He is survived by his wife Cappie of Grand Junction; his children Sonya Filipi of Davey, Neb.; Ronda (Delbert) of Indianola, and Bradley (Vicki) of Pleasant Dale, Neb.; 6 grandchildren: Andrew Filipi, Nathan Filipi, Wyatt Kaldenberg, Bailee Tucker, Miranda Tucker and Cason Tucker; 2 step grandchildren: Amy Matzen, Emily Kaldenberg; and 2 great step grandchildren: Myles and McKinley Matzen.

Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home, www.sliningerrossowfuneralhome.com, 515-386-2171.   

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