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Minot, ND  58701

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John Stuck

John Garrett Stuck (Lieutenant Colonel, USAF Retired), 76, Minot died on Monday, October 29, 2012 in a Minot hospital.

John was born on October 24, 1936, in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, to John and Olga (Febick) Stuck.  He grew up in Winfield Park, New Jersey, and graduated from Roselle Park High School.  He attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute from 1954 to 1956 prior to joining the U.S. Air Force.  During his 26 year career, he piloted KC 135 tanker planes, served on the Strategic Air Command “Looking Glass” flying command post, and held various command positions.   He served two extended tours of duty overseas, in Okinawa and Thailand. While living in Omaha, he finished his college degree at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel on Dec. 31, 1981.  Following his retirement from the Air Force, he and his family continued to make their home in Minot.  John became a family financial planner for USPA & IRA (now First Command) and later worked at ND Holdings and served as a consultant at Viking Fund Management until he retired in 2003.

John was an active member of his church everywhere he lived and of Zion Lutheran Church since 1976.  He served on the Zion church council and was president of the congregation.  He pursued many hobbies and interests over the years, including hunting, fishing, camping, skiing, sailing, woodworking, gardening, glass bead making, traveling and reading.  His interests were often sparked by local opportunities in the many places he lived, from skiing in the Pyrenees to smelt fishing in Michigan to sailing on Cape Cod to farming in North Dakota.  John always shared his passions with family and friends.

John is survived by his wife of 52 years, the former Donna Jean Selk, whom he married on July 30, 1960 in Minot; children:  Garrett Stuck (Pamela Coravos) of Newton, MA, Kristi (Mark) Johnson of Wolverton, MN and Kaaren Stuck (James Cross) of Minot; grandchildren:  Jonathan Stuck Coravos, Catherine Stuck Coravos, Matthew Johnson, Megan Johnson, Brady Johnson, Ian Cross and Shelby Cross; brothers:  James (Debbie) Stuck of Camden, DE and Robert (Marisa) Stuck of Washington, NJ; sister-in-law:  Judy Teets of Minot and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

John was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law: Clinton and Nellie Selk; sisters: Judith Roberts and Carole Smith; brother-in-law: Gary Teets; and sister-in-law: Marvel Foster.

Celebration of the Life of John Stuck:  Friday, November 2, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in Zion Lutheran Church – Minot.
Graveside Service with full military honors:  Friday at 11:45 a.m. at Rosehill Memorial Park – Minot.
Visitation:  Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral home – Minot.
Memorials are preferred to the Zion Lutheran Church Trust Fund or to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. 


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MessageDear Garrett, Catherine, Jonathan and Pamela,
I want to share with you the sadness of the loss of your beloved father and grand pa' and to make you sure of my faithful friendship in these difficult circumstances.
With lots of love to all of you.
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MessageWe are saddened to hear of the death of a good friend. At the same time we celebrate the life John that shared with us and the life he has now been given in Christ. Time and distance have separated us, but our mutual love and the love of God has not. Our greatest sympathies are with Donna Jean and the family. Treasure the memories, the love and the promise.
Charlie and Linda
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MessageGarrett,

So sorry to hear the news, we're thinking of you.
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MessageOur sincere sympathy to all of you. I just got home on Friday, so missed the funeral. John was such a quality person and was such a blessing to our country with his years in the Air Force. Everyone will miss him.
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MessageWe understand how difficult it is for your family, we feel your loss and we share your sorrow. May you find comfort in the support of your family and friends. Our thoughts and love are with you.
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MessageMy thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow.John was always willing to help no matter what the project around Zion.
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MessageMy thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. May you find comfort and peace during these next days as you share and remember your life together with John as a husband, father, grandfather and friend.
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MessageSaddened to hear of John's passing.

We enjoyed him as a former neighbor

and as a friend.
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MessageHi Garrett,

I am sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. He was a very accomplished man. I am sure you are very proud of him. My thoughts are with you and your family.
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MessageMy father and I bought a 1994 Dodge Dart with a slant six engine four speed from John in the late 60's. I believe Donna Jean had won the car on a day time program called "Say When" in New York. What a thrill!
Very much a family man and dedicated professional! Church was as important as family! John made a great impression on the Magic City! He will be missed! Our sympathy!
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MessageDonna Jean and Family:
So sorry to learn of John's passing. John was always willing to help no matter what the project around Zion. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time of loss.
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MessageWe are saddened to hear of the passing of your dear husband, and father...We have good memories of our early days in Great Falls, and also with you, Donna Jean in Minot...Please accept our sincere condolances...
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MessageMy thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow.
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MessageDonna and family -
Our sincere sympathy to all of you. He will be missed.

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