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Kendall E. Tucker

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

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  • John North

    Reply May 4, 2019 2:01 pm

    Cheryl and Lindsey,

    My condolences to you on Kendall’s passing. He was a great guy that was taken away too soon, and will be missed by many. I regret that I was not able to spend more time with him, and you, over the years. I hope that your world becomes a brighter place before too long. Be strong – as Kendall was.

    Regards, John North

  • Rich Pletz

    Reply May 6, 2019 10:07 am

    We don’t know what to say that will help you go through what you are going through right now. We are deeply saddened by Kendall’s passing. Kendall was a wonderful person. When I first meet him he was so passionate about hunting and working with his dogs. I was so glad when he said he wanted to go to North Dakota with us hunting. It was a trip I will never forget. We were blessed enough to have Kendall in our lives for as long as we did. Take comfort in knowing that he is in a better place looking down upon us. Sit on the lake and watch the sun rise and set and know he is up there watching us. Our condolences to your family and if you need anything please call. You will be in my prayers.
    Bridget and Rich Pletz

  • Rod Rumler

    Reply June 7, 2019 12:28 pm

    Kendall was a very kind and sincere person. Will never forget his love for his family, friends, animals and taking me to a Chicago Bears game. He loved teaching and coaching and personally am grateful the way he touched my life. Thank you Kendall…….Rod

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