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Eldon Stucky

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Eldon Stucky, age 91, of Yankton, S.D., passed away peacefully in his home on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. 

A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday July 27 at Calvary Baptist Church, 2407 Broadway, Yankton, with Pastor Rick Slattery officiating. If desired, flowers may be sent to the church. 

Eldon was born on March 11, 1928 to John and Lydia (Ries) Stucky. He grew up on the family farm near McPherson, Kansas and moved to Freeman, South Dakota during his high school years. 

Soon after graduating from Freeman Academy, Eldon found the love of his life in Mae Preheim. They were married April 12, 1951 and made their home in Yankton, S.D. There he worked for the Chevrolet car dealership for many years.

His patient and gentle spirit was reflected through his passion for fishing. His family enjoyed many bountiful meals of walleye, catfish, and bass. He took great pleasure in making beautiful pieces of furniture and wood projects for family and friends. Later in life, he took delight in putting together colorful puzzles with those he loved. Above all, he cherished his family.

Spending quiet moments at the river or at home tending his tomato plants, Eldon deepened his faith in his loving Creator. His faith in Jesus Christ was the foundation of his relationships, including his Calvary Baptist church family. 

He was proceeded in death by his wife, Mae; two brothers: Herman and twin brother Weldon Stucky; sister Mildred Albrecht; and parents John and Lydia Stucky.

He is survived by his two sons: Bob; Mark and his wife Lita all of Yankton; one daughter Lori and husband George Stevens; granddaughter Kelli Stevens of Sioux Falls; brother Eugene Stucky of Freeman, sister Lucille Prehiem of Marion, and many beloved nieces, nephews, and friends.