Johnny Henry Edward Stuckenbroker, 85, Hardwick died Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage as the result of complications from severe burns.
A funeral was Friday, April 28, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Trosky.
Johnny Stuckenbroker was born Sept. 6, 1931, to John and Elizabeth (Peters) Stuckenbroker in Denver Township, Rock County. He attended country school District 54 through the eighth grade. Johnny entered the U.S. Army in July of 1952 and was sent to Korea in January of 1953. He was there for one year and came home in April of 1954. He served in the Heavy Mortar Company 14th Regiment and attained the rank of corporal.
On Feb. 10, 1964, he married Helen Sik in Wilno. They became members of St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne. In 1994 they became members of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Trosky. Johnny and Helen lived on the farm where he was born and he retired from farming in 1993.
After his retirement Johnny enjoyed gardening, going to auctions, playing cards, and watching western movies on TV. He liked listening to old time music and enjoyed dancing in his younger years.
Johnny is survived by his wife, Helen, of Hardwick; seven children, Angela (Karl) Hanson of Marshall, Michael (Lynn Reding) of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Edward of Hardwick, Ronald of Luverne, Teresa (Kevin) Anderson of Sacred Heart, Laura (Melroy) Buys of Edgerton and Sheila Aanenson of Luverne; 15 grandchildren, John, Matthew, Christina, Theresa, Joseph, Rose, and Thomas Hanson, Sara and Rachel Stuckenbroker, Jessica, Miranda, and Kayla Buys, and Samantha, Nicole, and Russell Aanenson; one sister, Gladys Buss of Lismore; and one brother, Harry (Doris) Stuckenbroker of Pipestone.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister, Helen; a brother, Alvin; and three sisters, Arlene Sievert, Viola Schmuck and Judy Hawes.
Arrangements were through the Colonial Funeral Chapel in Edgerton, www.edgertonburialassociation.com.