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Marie Kuck

August 2, 1930 — January 21, 2023

Marie A. Kuck, 92, of Smithfield, Nebraska, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2023 at the Elwood Care Center in Elwood, Nebraska.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 26, at 11:00 a.m. at the Elwood First United Methodist Church in Elwood, Nebraska with Pastor Sarah Neben, officiating.

There will be no visitation per the families wishes. The casket will be open prior to the Funeral Service. 

Interment will be held at the Elwood Cemetery, Elwood, Nebraska.

Memorials are kindly suggested to the Elwood First United Methodist Church.

Marie was born in McCook, Nebraska on August 2, 1930, to Charles and Bessie (Meyers) Wilcox. Marie attended school at District #31 south of McCook and graduated from McCook High School in 1948.

While attending school she was very active in 4-H and has many ribbons to show for her hard work. She was nicknamed “Song Bird” in school as many local churches invited her to sing solos at their services.

She met and married Alfred Kuck of Smithfield at the McCook Baptist Church on April 27,1951. To this union 4 children were born, twins, Donald & Ronald, Jerry and Ann.

Marie was a stay at home Mom and Alfred’s partner on the farm until the late 80’s. She then worked at the Bertrand care home in the dietary department and later became the Post Mistress at the Smithfield Post Office until her retirement when she was 80 years old.

Marie loved her family and was able to spend many hours with her Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren. After retirement she loved playing cards, being a member of the Red Hatters and enjoyed lunches with her friends. Her real passion was gardening and
her yard was adorned with many amazing flowers. Marie also was a beautiful china painter and left many pieces for her family to enjoy. Alfred and Marie loved antiquing, going to auctions together and had a house full of antiques from that time. Each year Marie behind the wheel of her car enjoyed many trips with her sisters to places unknown.

Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred; sons Ronald and Donald; parents, Charlie and Bessie Wilcox; In-laws Herman and Gladys Kuck, brother Gerald and sister Charolotte. She is survived by a son, Jerry Kuck of Elwood; daughter, Ann (Scott) Johnson of Elwood; Sisters, Betty Jussel of Grand Island; Doris Ruppert of McCook; sister-in-law, Lola (Mark) Davison. 9 grandchildren, Kelli (Josh) Marshall, Jeremy Kuck, Eric Kuck, Ryan Kuck, Amy (Brandon) Stritt, Brad Wolfe, Andrew (Bethanne) Kuck, Emily (Jay) Weber and Aaron Johnson; 14 great-grandchildren, Ashlyn, Wilson, Clayton, Preston, Bellamie, Jordan, Haley, Teagan, Nolan, Kyler, Addison, Avianna, Bently and Reagan, many cousins, nieces,nephews and friends.

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Funeral Service

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Elwood United Methodist Church

601 Rush St, Elwood, NE 68937

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