Daniel “Dan” P.I. Stucky, 81, formerly of El Dorado, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 3, 2018 at The Cedars in McPherson.
A gathering was held Tues., Nov. 6 at Heritage Funeral Home located at 206 E. Central Ave, El Dorado.
Celebration of his life will be at Burns Countryside Church of rural Burns. The memorial service is planned for 10 a.m. on today.
Interment will be in the First Mennonite/Burns Countryside cemetery.
Lunch will follow at noon at the Burns Community Center. Dan’s life began Dec. 22, 1936 as the 10th child, the son of Peter T. and Ida J.C. Gehring Stucky in the rural home of Moundridge.
He graduated from Burns High School in 1955. He loved basketball and played on the State Championship team in 1953, and he was an avid KU fan. He attended one year of college at Bethel in Newton.
On Dec. 6, 1960 at the First Mennonite Church of Burns, he was united in marriage to Alice Myers, his one and only love, and the romance never ended. He was a devoted husband for 57½ years.
They made their home one mile west of Burns on the farm, where they were blessed with three children, and were able to raise the children on the farm, and before moving to Peabody.
He was a devoted father and his greatest joy was his family.
Dan was a quiet man, sweet and ornery, with a smirk grin. He will be missed forever.
He retired from school district 398 Peabody-Burns in Peabody, and retired from Peabody Housing Authority/ Weigard-Omega Management.
Dan’s loving family includes his wife Alice Stucky of the home; one son Dale and his wife, Molly, of McPherson, and his daughter Darla and husband, Mark Jones of El Dorado; nine grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his daughter Donna Kay, his parents, and seven brothers, Samuel, Jonathan (Jonas), David, Paul, Philip, John, Joseph, one sister, Esther Ott, and a host of relatives and friends.
Memorial contributions in his memory may be directed to the Burns Countryside Church Benevolent Fund and Gideons Bible.
Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, El Dorado. Please leave a memory of Daniel and sign online guestbook at www.heritageofeldorado.com.