Obit: Tucker, Harold (1900 - 1976)
Surnames: TUCKER ENGLEBRETSON PIERCE BETHKE BLANCHER
----Source: Tribune-Record-Gleaner 03/03/1976
HAROLD TUCKER, LOYAL DIES SUDDENLY
Funeral services were held on Friday, Feb. 29, for Harold Tucker, 75, of Loyal, Clark County.
Mr. Tucker died unexpectedly at St. Joseph's Hospital on Feb. 27, 1976.
Father Chester Osowski officiated with burial at the parish cemetery.
Rinka Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers were Robert Schultz, Jess Zvolena, Tim Englebretson, Pat Englebretson, Eric Englebretson and Paul Englebretson.
Mr. Tucker was born in the Town of Eaton on March 5, 1900, the son of George and Mabel Pierce Tucker. After completing his education at Prosperity School, he did farm work at Veefkind's, continuing to work there after his marriage to Loretta Ratelle on Nov. 27, 1923, at St. Balthasar Catholic Church, Loyal. Their golden wedding anniversary was celebrated in 1973.
On March 1, 1925, the Tuckers moved to Loyal. For a year he worked on the drayline and then began work in the Post Office. In 1929, he became acting postmaster and on March 1, 1935, began as fieldsman for Loyal Canning Company.
On March 1, 1942, he started as bookkeeper for O. W. Trindal Co. and in 1945 started driving semi for the same company. His retirement in 1960 was caused by a disability.
Mr. Tucker served on the Village Board and later on the City Council, his last term expiring in 1970.
Surviving besides his widow are two daughters, Mrs. Clayton (Kathleen) Englebretson, Loyal, and Mrs. B.A. (Beverly) Bethke Jr., Wausau a brother, William Tucker, Colonial House of Colby a sister, Mrs. Harold (Bessie) Blancher, Seattle, Wash., eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
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