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Wayne B. Stuckey, 85, of 34 Willow Run, Woodcrest, Decatur, and formerly of Berne, died on Friday afternoon, September 16, 2011, at Woodcrest Retirement Community’s Nursing Center.
He was born on May 19, 1926, in Berne to Leslie I. and Elma (Winteregg) Stuckey.
He married Willa Mae "Billie" Moser 64 years ago on March 30, 1947. She survives along with two sons, Ted W. Stuckey (Sue) of Hesston, Kansas, and Max L. Stuckey of Decatur; one daughter, Mrs. Jayne (Samuel) Beitler of Evansville; one sister, Mrs. Eileen (Werner) Zeissig of Decatur; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Leslie Stuckey, Jr. and Gaylord Stuckey, who was a former mayor of Berne.
In keeping with Wayne’s wishes, there will be no viewing.
Burial will be at M.R.E. Cemetery in rural Berne.
A memorial service celebrating Wayne’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 1, 2011, at Zion United Church of Christ, 301 N. Third St., Decatur, preceded by a two-hour time of visitation with family.
Wayne graduated from Berne High School and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.
For 17 years, Wayne was the owner of Stuckey Shell Service on U.S. 27 in Berne, the present site of the clock tower.
Later, Wayne was a partner with Berdell Lehman as owners of Stan’s, a clothing store in downtown Berne.
Wayne and Billie moved to a villa in Woodcrest in October of 2000, where his sister also resides. They enjoyed adding to their list of friends and acquaintances.
Wayne served from 1972 through 1983 on the board of directors of Adams County Memorial Hospital, the last eight of which he served as chairman.
Memorials are designated to the Adams County Memorial Hospital and to Zion United Church of Church and may be given at the memorial service or sent directly.