Carl Tucker

7/13/2014

Carl Dean Tucker, 90, Elkhart, died Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Morton County Care Center in Elkhart. He was born March 6, 1924, in Morton County to Orrel Michael and Gertrude (Odell) Tucker.

Carl Dean Tucker, 90, Elkhart, died Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Morton County Care Center in Elkhart. He was born March 6, 1924, in Morton County to Orrel Michael and Gertrude (Odell) Tucker.

Tucker attended Kansas State University until being drafted into the U.S. Army. He served in World War II and Korea.

The lifelong farmer was also a past president and board member of USD 218.

He married Olga D. Durham on July 24, 1948, in Pratt. She preceded him in death March 29, 2006. He married Freda Murray on Feb. 17, 2007, at Elkhart. She survives.

Other survivors include three daughters; Connie Cantrell of Pensacola, Fla., Bonnie Brown of Houston, Texas, Diann Gerstner of Colby; a brother, Bill Tucker of Elkhart; eight grandchildren; and five great-granddaughters.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Olga (Durham) Tucker; infant son, Phillip Tucker; two brothers, James and Allen Tucker.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. today at United Methodist Church, Elkhart. Interment will follow at the Elkhart Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Wounded Warrior Project at Elkhart United Methodist Church or Morton County Historical Society Museum in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 854. Elkhart, Kansas, 67950.

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