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George Thomas Tuckenhagen

George Thomas Tuckenhagen, age 71 of Waverly, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at his residence after a short illness.

George was born Oct. 25, 1929, in Waverly, the son of John "Jack" and Norene (Fuller) Tuckenhagen.

He graduated from St. Mary's Catholic School, Waverly, in 1948.

On Oct. 26,1950, George and Monica Schwitalla were united in holy marriage at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Delano. To this union, four sons and one daughter were born.

George was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Waverly, for many years.

He was formerly employed as a truck driver.

George enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially duck and deer hunting.

He is survived by his loving wife Monica; sons, Thomas (Lynda) Tuckenhagen of Anoka, Terry Tuckenhagen of Cokato, Timothy (Terry) Tuckenhagen of Isanti, and Troy Tuckenhagen of Zimmerman; a daughter, Tammy (Harry) Wirgau of Mora; grandchildren: Todd, Tonya, Tracy, Dessie, Tillie, Tony, and Gina; and great-grandchildren, Jason and Justin.

George is further survived by two sisters, Barbara Reeves of Corbin, Ky., and Sue Tuckenhagen of Buffalo; an aunt, Mildred Fuller of Richmond, Va., and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

George was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, William Tuckenhagen; and a sister, Mary LaRoche.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place Tuesday, Jan. 30, at the Church of St. Mary, Waverly, with the Rev. Robert Wiley as the celebrant. The organist was Therese Burrell. Interment followed at St. Mary's Cemetery.

Friends called from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, at the Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

Casket bearers were Robert Wicht, Robert Decker, Dean Schermann, Everett Boehlke, Duane Remer, and Harold Reardon.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo served the family.

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