Wee-Ma-Tuk- Kendall E. Tucker, 64, of Wee-Ma-Tuk, passed away at 1:00 AM on Monday, April 29, 2019 at Loyola University Medical Center. He was born on December 15, 1954 in Downers Grove to Laverne Tucker and Marion Thurchek. He married Cheryl Slade on October 15, 1977 in Downers Grove, IL, she survives.
Also surviving is one daughter, Lindsey (Tony Smith) Tucker of Jacksonville, FL; one brother, Ted (Patty) Tucker of South Carolina; two sisters, Marylin Bozec of Canton and Lisa Heim of Canton; and his mother-in-law, Laverne Slade of Romeoville, IL.
Kendall was preceded in death by his parents and his step-father who raised him, Ron Mullen.
Kendall retired as a teacher in St. David and Lewistown after 34 years. He coached girls’ and boys’ basketball for many years and also refereed girls’ volleyball. Kendall was also a four-year sponsor for Lewistown class of 2008. He loved training dogs and was an avid hunter.
A Visitation will be held from 4-7 PM on Friday, May 3, 2019 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the funeral home, where a visitation will be held from 10-11 AM. Rev. Kevin VanTine will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded following the services. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Gift of Hope or the Lewistown School District 97 in care of Teachers Wish List. To view Kendall’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com
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