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Stucky, Julius (1880-1962)

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Mennonite Weekly Review obituary: 1962 Jul 12 p. 5

Birth date: 1880 Apr 13

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• Julius Stucky, 82, died unexpectedly Thursday morning, July 5, at the Memorial Home in Moundridge where he had been a resident for about two months. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Hopefield Mennonite Church near Moundridge with Rev. H. B. Schmidt, the pastor, and Rev. P. A. Wedel of Inman officiating, A native of the Moundridge community, Mr. Stucky was a farmer and farm implement dealer there for many years, moving to North Newton in 1949. His wife, the former Olga Krehbiel, died in 1959. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lorene Schrag of Moundridge; three sons, Marion J. of Galva, Harley J. of North Newton, and Carl J. of Moundridge; two brothers, Rudolph of Pretty Prairie and Jacob D. of McPherson; and one sister, Mrs. Otto Juhnke of Newton.

Mennonite Weekly Review obituary: 1962 Jul 26 p. 8

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Our father, Julius Stucky, third child of Joshua P. and Fanny Schrag Stucky, was born April 13, 1880 on a farm northwest of Moundridge, Kan.

His education was confined to a few years at the elementary school and he also attended German and Bible School. On June 15, 1895 on confession of his faith in Christ Jesus he was baptized by Elder Dietrich Gaeddert and received into the Hopefield Mennonite Church of which he remained a member all his life.

On April 11, 1907, our father and mother, Olga L. Krehbiel, were united in holy matrimony. They shared the joys and sorrows of wedded life for over 52 years.

When our parents were first married they lived six miles northwest of Moundridge. In 1922 they moved to a farm three and one-half miles northwest of Moundridge, on which his fat her Joshua P. and sister Lena J. also resided. Here they made their home, reared their children, and were engaged in business as well as farming. Dad was a farm machinery dealer for more than 25 years.

In 1949 they retired and moved to the North Newton community, where they enjoyed the fellowship of the Bethel College Mennonite Church. He enjoyed comparatively good health all of his life until this last winter and spring. About two months ago he entered the Memorial Home for the Aged at Moundridge.

Dad was industrious, resourceful, hard working and a good manager. To his dying day he was alert and concerned with the progress of industry and the problems of our day. Even more than in farming, he was interested in everyday problems and the spiritual and moral tone of the home, the school, the church and conference. He was concerned for his children and their families and prayed for their welfare daily. He enjoyed the hymns of the church and loved to hear good congregational singing.

The last evening he spent much time singing song after song of his old favorites. On the morning of July 5 he arose at his usual hour and stepped out to see the morning sun arise, and then returned to his room to listen to the Talking Bible for his devotions, playing the Faith chapter — Hebrews 11. When breakfast was called he responded instead to his heavenly call about 7:30 a.m., having reached the age of 82 years, two months and 22 days.

He was preceded in death by his wife, one daughter, one grand-daughter and one great grand-daughter, two brothers and one sister.

He leaves to mourn his four children and their families; two brothers, Rudolph of Pretty Prairie, and Jacob D. of McPherson; and one sister, Mrs. Otto Juhnke of Newton.

The memorial service was conducted by Rev. H. D. Schmidt and Rev. Phil A. Wedel on Sunday, July 8, at 4:30 p.m. in the Hopefield Mennonite Church. His final resting place is the Hopefield Cemetery. — The Family.

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