July 13, 2012

Norman Reece Tucker

Norman R. Tucker, 64, of Lincoln was an Army Retired SPC4 Vietnam veteran born to (and preceded in death by) Mamie Jensen in Murfreesboro, TN, on June 22, 1948. Known to family and friends as selfless, generous and jocular, this brave man succumbed to cancer on Thursday July 12, 2012. His enjoyment of fishing, puttering in the garage, and completing (and sometimes repeating) home and mechanical projects at all hours for friends and family was exceeded only by his love for those friends and family.
He is survived by family and many close and beloved friends including his wife of 42 years, Marilee Tucker; son Shane Tucker and his spouse Nichole; daughter Cheyanna Bucknell, her spouse Barry and their children Haley, Chase and Joseph; sister Marie Winfrey and her spouse Bob; brother Terry Jensen and his spouse Christine; brother James Jensen and his spouse Sherry; brother-in-law Allyn Parrott (husband of Norm’s predeceased sister Mary); and numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his dad, Jim Jensen.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 16 at 10:00 a.m. at Fellowship Community Church, 8601 Holdrege St. Military honors to follow at Wyuka Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or the Special Olympics.



  1. Marilee and Family,

    Please accept our most sincere condolences.
    Norm was the truest of friends, a man of honor and integrity and he added much to the lives of every one blessed to call him a friend. He will be sorely missed and never forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Alicia Holmen Stansell
    Kim and Gerry Brougham
    Ken and Christina Skokan
    Mike Skokan

  2. Norm helped many directly and indirectly. He was directly responsible for inviting me to join the YMCA Parent Child Program, which my daughters and I enjoyed immensely for 12 years. It brought us closer together. It also allowed time to see Norm volunteer and lead many. Norm made a big difference to so many people. I am grateful for the opportunity to know him. He will be missed.

  3. Our sympathy goes out to the family of Norm Tucker.
    I have known Norm since 1976 when Hank & Sandy Schmidt opened the Ace Hardware store in Meadowlane.
    My wife Doris also knew Norm as a customer at the Ben Franklin store.
    I can confirm that Norm was always ready to help out when
    needed, any time, any place.
    He will be missed.

    Don & Doris Sandell

  4. Hi Marie and Bob, so sorry for your loss..just had to send my condolensces to you both. I think of you both often as I drive into Lincoln via Holdredge st., probably because you are both such sweet and good people and I am happy our paths crossed for a few years of this old life. I am sure we will run into each other again sometime, until we do..God bless you both and your family. Sincerely Sandy Morrow

  5. Dear Marilee and family, I’m so very sorry to hear about Norm. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. Norman, and I go way back, to our High School days. He was my best friend back then, and did we ever have fun!! Norm always brought a smile to my face. Over the years, I’d run into him at various places, and of course, we would talk for a couple hours. Marilee, I’m so sorry for your loss, Norm was a good man, and he’ll be missed. If there is anything I can do for you, please let me know. My phone number is 402-261-6749.

  7. Marie and Bob: I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Norman was a friend. My life is better for having known him. He always put other’s needs before his own. Norman was a blessing. He will be missed. I will miss him.

  9. Marilee,
    My prayers have always included you but specifically are now for peace and contentment as you continue your journey of life. Miss you and think of you often!

  10. Marilee Tucker, you have my condolences.

  11. Marilee, Shane and Cheyanna,
    We are so sorry to hear of Norm’s passing. He was a great man and we have fond memories of him. May you all be blessed with your memories of him too.
    God bless you,
    Marnie, Ben and Matt MASON

  12. Marie,Bob& Family,I was deeply saddened to hear of Normans passing. I felt I had gotten to know Norman through the many conversations with Marie!! All of your cherished memories will get you through.As difficult as this is, have comfort in the fact that he is now at peace. I always like to think that our deceased loved ones are flying with the Angels!!
    Much love to you all. Am praying for you all.Will be with you today, in spirit, as you lay him to rest . Have my candle burning for Norman today!!

  13. Marilee, Shane and Cheyenna, I am so sorry for your loss. Norm was a good man and he left the world a better place for those who knew him. He endured a lot of pain for the last 42 years and now he is free of pain. God bless you all.

  14. Marilee and family,
    Our most sincere condolences for your loss of Norm. Each conversation with him, for the 35 years we’ve known him, was always entertaining and fun. But, most of all, he was a nice man. He will be missed by many.

    Ron & Cindy Schlegelmilch

  15. Tucker Family, my sincerest condolences at the passing of Norm. He truly gave all of himself to everyone around him. He taught me about thinking outside of myself with everything that I do. There will never be another like him.

  16. Our prayers are with you all. Dean, Lisa & kids

  17. Marilee and family, We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Norm sure was a great guy! We always enjoyed visiting with him over the fence. He was a very good man with a big heart. My God bless you and your family during this tough time.


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