Eugene's Story

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Someone very special went home on Jan. 19, 2018, and was welcomed into the arms of his Lord.
Eugene "Gene" H. Stuckmann was born to Herman and Mary (Sieker) Stuckmann on Feb. 21, 1935, in Sheboygan, WI.
He graduated from Plymouth High School in 1953 and married his high school sweetheart, Gladys Albrecht, on May 14, 1955. He farmed the Sieker Family Farm in the town of Herman until 1976. In 1976, he, Gladys and their four children left the farm and moved to Howards Grove, WI. He then drove motorcoach for Royal Coaches. In 1985, he began driving motorcoach for Discovery Coaches of Sheboygan, WI, retiring in 2001. 
Eugene married Rosemary Wittig on June 3, 1999, and in 2003, they retired to the resort community of Fairfield Glade, TN. He enjoyed golf, playing cards, singing in the Fairfield Glade Community Church Choir and having a glass of wine with his many friends in Fairfield Glade and Wisconsin. He looked forward to his annual visits back to Wisconsin to see his family and good friends (Ted & Doris Otto, Tom & Diane Vanderkin, Wayne & Nancy Dreier, and Fritz Marten).
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister; his wife, Gladys; and daughter, Naomi Faust. 
Eugene is survived by his wife of 18 years, Rosemary, and his three children and their spouses, Dennis (JoAnn) Stuckmann of Elkhart Lake, WI; Lynda (Robert) Cox of Lenox, IA; and David (Carrie) Stuckmann of Sheboygan, WI. He is also survived by his son-in-law, Steven Faust of Howards Grove, WI. He so loved his eight grandchildren, Stephanie (Anthony) Helbelink, Michael Stuckmann, Stacey (Oscar) Orellana, Haley and Harrison Stuckmann, all residing in the Sheboygan, WI, area; and Kristin Burke of Waukesha, WI, Kelly VanDeKreeke of Valpariso, IN, and Travis Huhn of Butler, WI. Eugene has four great grandchildren, Lexi, Jonathan, Samantha and Erin. He is further survived by his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Harlan (Laverne) Albrecht of Plymouth, WI, and Larry (Patricia) Kujava of Green Bay, WI; and cousins, nieces and nephews. Every year on his birthday, he knew that he would get a phone call from his cousin Robert (Marilyn) Hammann, wishing him a happy birthday! 
When he married Rosemary, he added four stepchildren and four grandchildren, all of whom he embraced as his own. Surviving him are Joseph (Laurie) Wittig of Green Bay, WI, who welcomed him into their home, making every Christmas Holiday so special; Robert Wittig of Crivitz, WI, Daniel (Susan) Wittig of Nashville, TN, and Jeanne Wittig of Mansfield, TX. Grandpa in Tennessee was very special to Kimberlie Wittig of Oklahoma City, OK; Courtney Wittig of Green Bay, WI; and Lauren and Miles Wittig of Nashville, TN. 
Crossville Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of cremation and there will be no viewing.
Eugene will be buried at Gardens of Peace Mausoleum, Town of Sheboygan, WI, and Immanuel United Church of Christ Cemetery, across from his Sieker Family Farm in the Town of Herman, Sheboygan County, WI. A private internment in Wisconsin and a memorial service at Fairfield Glade Community Church in Fairfield Glade will celebrate Eugene's life and the dates will be announced at a future time. A memorial in his name can be made to Immanuel United Church of Christ, W3694 County Rd. FF, Plymouth, WI 53073 or to Fairfield Glade Community Church, Fairfield Glade, TN. 
Thank you to everyone at Life Care Center of Crossville for your compassion, care and for preserving his dignity during this difficult illness. Your caring attitudes made Gene's transitional journey into his eternal life more peaceful and surrounded with love and a mere thank you seems so inadequate. 
The ones we love never truly leave us. Memories remind us that we have loved and have been loved...that our lives were touched by someone very special.
Published on January 26, 2018
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