Lee Tucker Obituary
one hour prior to the service at the funeral home only on Saturday
Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Pastor Lyndon Roesler - Officiant
German Valley Township Cemetery
11:30 a.m., Saturday, April 21, 2018
Lee Tucker was born on May 6, 1926 to Lee and Ruth (Hull) Tucker at Marion, Iowa. He departed this life on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at Valley Vue Care Center in Armstrong at the age of 91 years.
His first job was when he was only 12 years old. He worked for a local grocery store stocking shelves. He had to quit school in the 8th grade to help his parents. At 16 years old he went to work for the railroad, working for about 6 years on the steam engine. He also worked for the 7-Up Bottling Company. He moved to Armstrong, IA, in 1979, where he worked for Arts Way for about 5 years, for a pig farmer and 19 years for State Line Coop. He retired in the fall of 2011 at the age of 85 but that didn’t stop him from helping out the farmers in the summer.
He was an assistant scout master for seven years. He also was a volunteer fire fighter.
Lee was a member of Nazareth Lutheran Church in Armstrong.
He married Beverly Moran July 23, 1950. They had a son, Phillip (Mary) Tucker. They divorced and he met Marian Torgerson. They moved to Tenstrike, MN, where they ran a bar/restaurant/gas station. They were together for 30 years, until Marian died in 2001. He helped raise 5 sons, Roy, Bill, Jim, Larry Dyslin, and Tim Torgerson and 3 daughters, Debra Torgerson- Reid, Wanda Torgerson- Westercamp and Tammie Torgerson- Shroll.
He is survived by his son, Phillip (Mary) Tucker; stepsons, Bill, Jim and Larry Dyslin and Tim Torgerson; stepdaughters, Wanda Torgerson-Westercamp and Tammie Torgerson-Shroll. He has several grandchildren and great-grandchildren with one great-grandchild named after him. He is also survived by very special friends he calls his children, Leroy and Carla Strong.
He was preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers; 3 sisters; significant other, Marian Torgerson; stepson, Roy Dyslin; stepdaughter, Debra Torgerson- Reid; stepdaughter-in-law; Janet Dyslin and special friend, Linda Nicoson. www.henryolsonfuneral.com