Brett Tucker, age 56 of Colfax, died Friday, February 18, 2011 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. at Coburn Funeral Home of Colfax. Visitation will be held prior to services from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Brett Tucker Memorial Fund and online condolences may be left for the family at www.coburnfuneralhomes.com.
Brett Lockridge Tucker was born July 23, 1954 in Fairfield, Iowa, the son of Joe and Shirley (Lockridge) Tucker. Brett had lived in Fairfield, Newport Beach, California, Red Oak, Iowa, Louisville, Kentucky, and Danville, Illinois. Brett graduated from Fern Creek High School in Louisville, Kentucky and attended college for 3 years at Western Kentucky University of Bowling Green, Kentucky. He lived in Danville, Illinois for 26 years and was employed at Bohn Aluminum and Brass for 20 years. In 2002, he moved to Colfax and has worked at the Colfax Golf Course for 5 years.
Known to his friends as "Tucker", Brett loved the outdoors and took great pride in his work of keeping the fairways in meticulous condition. Brett was an avid golfer and a fan of NASCAR, the Iowa Hawkeyes, and the Chicago Bears. Brett loved fishing, mushroom hunting and a great game of pool. "Tucker" loved to grill and was always being asked to grill at events for his friends and family.
Brett is survived by his mother, Shirley Tucker of Colfax, one sister, Sherri Jo Tucker Strasko of Oskaloosa, one daughter, Ann Sawyer of Danville, Illinois, three grandchildren, Ashton, Madalynn, and Mianna. He was known to his nieces and nephews as "Uncle Tuck", they are Bart Buch, Amanda (Jon) Bennett, Brett (Chere) Buch, Sueann Snowfly, Terrence Eagle Feather, Owen and Evan Bennett, K.C. McLaughlin, aunts, Helen Marie Davis and Pam (Terry) Fox, and numerous cousins. Brett was preceded in death by his infant sister, father, Joe, and grandparents, Ruth Tucker and Shibe and Gladys Lockridge.
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