MICHAEL J. STUCKY, age 71
of New Bremen, died at his residence on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 3:44 A.M. He was born on November 12, 1946 in Decatur, Indiana, the son of the late Ralph V. and Donna G. (Mann) Stucky. On November 28, 1964 he married Patricia Duncan, who died on March 13, 2011. On March 16, 2012 he married Carolyn (Weinberg) Smith who survives in New Bremen. Also surviving are his children: Todd (Lisa) Stucky of New Paris, Cindy (Dale) Freeman of Celina, and Trent (Angel) Stucky of Coldwater, his ten grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren, his sisters Sharon (Ernie) Kuntz of Berne, Indiana, Susan (David) Highley of Celina, and a brother-in-law Robert (Shirley) Weinberg of Findlay.
Michael was a 1964 graduate of Celina High School. He attended St. Peter’s Church in New Bremen, he was a trustee of the New Bremen Historic Association, and he also served on the Montezuma Fire Dept. for many years. He was a licensed auctioneer for twenty years, and he owned and operated Stucky’s Auction Barn in Montezuma. Michael retired from Crown Equipment Corporation in 2012 as Inspection Manager after 34 years of service.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at the St. Peter’s Church in New Bremen with Pastor Ed Rinehart officiating. Interment will follow in the Burdge Cemetery of Montezuma. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 2:00 until 6:00 P.M. at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen and one hour prior to the services at the church on Monday. Memorial contributions in memory of Michael can be made to Grand Lake Hospice, or to St. Peter’s Church. The Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen has been entrusted with the arrangements, and condolences to the Stucky family can be left online at www.gilberghartwigfh.com.