James T. Tucker

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James T. Tucker, age 45, of New Hampton, IA died April 3, 2011 at his home. James Thomas Tucker was born on March 5, 1966 to Larry and Phoeba (Rodgers) Tucker in Moline, IL. He graduated from Moline High School in 1984. On September 5, 1986 Jim was united in marriage to Terry Merritt in Rock Island, IL. The couple lived in Andalusia, IL before moving to New Hampton in 1993. Jim was employed with Waste Management in Mason City, IA at the time of his death. Jim enjoyed playing golf, watching football, and spending time with his family. He is survived by mother, Phoeba (Wayne) Popp of Ionia, IA; his wife, Terry of New Hampton; his children Ashley (Cory) Hammer, James Tucker, and Taylor Tucker, all of New Hampton; his brothers and sisters, Wendy (Harlan) Peters of New Hampton, Brian Van Dewalle of Moline, IL, Scott Van Dewalle of Moline, IL; several aunts and uncles and nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his grandparents and his father Larry Tucker. Memorials: Memorials may be directed to the family. Service: A private family service will be held at Conway-Kolbet Funeral Home at a later date.

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  1. I was so sorry to hear about your Dad Ashley. I know this is a very sad and difficult time for you. You have my very deepest sympathy.I pray that you will have the strength you need to get through this very difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Terry & Family-You are in our thoughts I’m sure Jim is having a conversation with David. Want you to know we are all here for you and you have lots of friends that support you. Mark & T

  3. Wendy, So sorry to hear of your brothers passing. It is so hard to go through this but just remember the good times you had with him You and your wole family are in my thoughts and prayers, Kathy

  4. So sorry to hear of the loss of your father, Ashley. It is always heartbreaking when you lose a parent. My prayers are with you and your family at this sad time in your life.

  5. Tucker Family ~ I’m SO very sorry to hear about the loss. We are sending LOTS of love, prayers and thoughts!! Stay strong!!!

  6. Tucker family, Our hearts go out to your family at this difficult time. It is never easy to lose a loved one. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers as you all face the difficult days ahead.

  7. Tuckers, so sorry to hear of your tragedy, know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and that all your Raleigh Hill friends are here for you.

  8. Wendy & Family: Pleasle accept my deepest sympathy for your loss of Jim. It is always tragic when a younger person is taken from their family. He is at peace now and may God bless you and keep you during this difficult time.

  9. Wendy and family, Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow. May all of your wonderful memories help you through this trying time. God be with you all.

  10. Wendy, Harlan and family. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for your loss. He will be watching over all of you forever more as a guardian angel. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless you.

  11. Terry,
    Was very sorry to hear about Jim. I remember the fun time David and I had golfing with you guys or sitting at Raleigh enjoying a few beverages. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  12. Whit my greatest condolences and sympathy to the Tucker family. I had the privilege to work with Jim and considered him a friend. I will miss him greatly.

  13. I’m really sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. I hadn’t talked to him since high school but we went to Butterworth elementary school together and i had known him since i think 3rd grade.

    He was a funny guy, a great athlete and just a good all around dude. I’m sad that I never got a chance to talk to him. This will definitely make me appreciate life more and will push me to keep in contact with more people. My condolences go out to his wife, kids and extended family. May he rest in peace.

    If someone could E-mail me and let me know what happened to him I would appreciate it. Thank you.

  14. My condolences to Jim’s family and friends. Jim was the first good friend I made as the “new kid” in Junior High. I quickly learned that being Jim’s friend meant no one would pick on you. I will remember him fondly.

    Peace and Strength,
    Tony Clair

  15. So sorry to hear about this. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I think about you everyday. If you need someone to talk to , I’m always here for you. You are a true friend and I feel the pain you are going thru. You have my deepest sympathy.

  16. So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing…we haven’t had any contact since school…but known Jim since the 6th grade…Prayers go out to the entire Tucker family

  17. Sorry to hear about your loss. I grew up 2 doors down the street from Jim ,Wendy, Brian, and Scott. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  18. Terry, My heart aches for you and your family,you have been in my thoughts and prayers. If you need someplace to “run away” to you can come hang out at my farm it’s really quiet here/no one around.(641)220-6345. Love-J

  19. Wendy & family so sorry for your loss. You and James’ family are in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.

  20. Jim was a very close friend in Junior High and High School and will be greatly missed. I have searched for Jim for the last couple of years via the internet and am so sad to hear of his passing. It is made worse by the fact that we were so relatively close together. (New Hampton-Marshalltown) I will remember the great times with basketball at Coolidge. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

  21. Terri,

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. Know that Bill and I have you and your children in thoughts and prayers.

    Please feel free to contact us anytime, have missed you over the years.


  22. To the Tucker Family
    We want to let you know we are sorry to here of Jim’s tragedy. let us know if there is anything we can do for you Iwill miss Jim on the golf course.
    Richard & Vivian Immel

  23. Wendy, Harlan & Family,
    Our deepest sympathies during your time of loss. Please know that we are here for you. With love and prayers.

  24. Jim and I were very close in junior high. I never missed a football game, or a wrestling match. He was a great friend, and just a great guy. I remember the Nike’s buddy…can still picture them!!! I had a pair, too!

  25. So sorry to hear about Jim. I know I cannot possibly know what you and your family are going through. I wish all the best to your family

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