James “Jim” Tucker – Monticello

Jim62-year old James Tucker of Monticello died Sunday, December 27, 2015 at Jones Regional Medical Center, Anamosa following a sudden illness.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 Thursday morning, December 31, 2015 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Monticello with interment in the Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Visitation will start with the Parish Vigil Service at 3:00 Wednesday at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello and continue until 7:00. Visitation will resume at Sacred Heart Church after 9:30 on Thursday morning.

Thoughts, memories and condolences may be left at www.goettschonline.com. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

Surviving are his wife, Susan of Monticello; a daughter, Jennifer (Michael) Rose of North Liberty; 2 grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Nicholas; his mother, Doris Tucker, Manchester; 2 brothers, Jerry (Joyce), Dyersville, and Dick (Mary Kaye), Manchester; mother-in-law, Shirley Steuri, Earlville; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Patricia Steuri of Earlville, Diane (Mike) Russell of Kirkland, WA, Steve (Wanda) Steuri of Monticello, Julie Steuri of Dubuque and Kathy (Jamey) Dirks of Cedar Rapids.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sheryl and his father, Joseph.

James Edward Tucker was born November 20, 1953 at the John McDonald Hospital, Monticello, Iowa.

He was the son of Joseph and Doris (Loecke) Tucker. Jim attended Sacred Heart Grade School in Monticello and completed his education at the Edgewood Colesburg Schools, graduating with the class of 1972. He went to work for Bradco in Delhi, Iowa.

Jim and Susan Steuri were married at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Manchester on July 6, 1974. The couple lived in Manchester for several years before moving to Monticello in 1976.

Jim worked for Steuri Farm Automation in Earlville and later for Steve Ehrishman Tree Service in Monticello.

He was one of the founding members of the Monticello Eagles Club and was currently overseeing the daily operations of the club.

He loved being with his family especially his grandchildren, taking trips with Sue and his brother on the motorcycle and watching the Cubs and Hawkeyes.