Jack D. Kuck

9/7/1930 - 10/27/2013

Jack D. Kuck, 83, New Knoxville, died at 10:40 a.m. on Oct. 27, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.

He was born Sept. 7, 1930, in Lima, to Harvey and Meta (Kuck) Kuck. He married Jean Feight on July 14, 1956, and she survives at the residence.

Also surviving are two sons, Matthew Kuck (and Janice Dutton), Wapakoneta, and Mike Kuck, New Knoxville; four grandchildren, Mark Kuck, Christopher Kuck, Natalie Arn and Stewart Kuck; and five great-grandchildren.

He was a 1949 graduate of New Knoxville High School and attended The Ohio State University. While in high school he played on the 1947 state runner-up New Knoxville basketball team, and to this day he holds many state high school basketball records. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was the retired owner of Kuck’s IGA Grocery in New Knoxville. He also drove a school bus for many years for New Knoxville School.

He enjoyed watching sports and going camping with his family. He was a member of American Legion Post 444 in New Knoxville and the First United Church of Christ, also in New Knoxville.