Joe R. Stuckert
1937 - 2021
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Joe R. Stuckert

Ontario - Joe R. Stuckert, age 83, of Ontario, died Saturday night, March 27, 2021 at Mansfield Memorial Homes.

Joe was born October 1, 1937 in Bucyrus to the late John Richard and M. Irene (Frizzell) Stuckert. He was a 1955 graduate of Bucyrus High School and a veteran of the United States Air Force and Mansfield Air National Guard, serving during the Vietnam Era. From the time Joe graduated high school he was an employee of Wagner Hardware Company where he spent his entire career. Throughout his 47 years with the company, Joe started in the warehouse and later moved into the office where he spent time in sales and eventually became President. Prior to retirement in 2002, he returned to purchasing to finish out his 47 years of employment. Following retirement, Joe worked part time delivering meals for Simply EZ in Mansfield for over 15 years.

On January 11, 1958, Joe married Constance L. Stevens. Throughout their 63 years of marriage, Joe and Connie have been active volunteers both in their church and in the community. Their committed involvement at Ontario United Methodist Church could not be missed. Joe sang in the choir for over 40 years, was a trustee for 15 years, had served on various committees, enjoyed assisting with the Grace and Eggs Sunday morning fellowship program, and was very active in any activity the church had going. Joe and Connie loved staying involved with the Ontario High School kids and supporting them and volunteered for many years in the concession stands for both football and basketball. Joe also volunteered in patient support for 15 years with what is now OhioHealth Hospice.

Connie survives Joe, along with their 2 daughters: Amy J. Cunningham of Mansfield and Joni L. (Jeff) Davis of Ontario; 3 grandchildren: Angela Cunningham of Mansfield, Joshua (Nikki) Davis of Mansfield, and Joe (Alexis) Davis of Galion; 9 great grandchildren: Caden Cunningham, Christian Carver, Matthew Carver, Emily Davis, Olivia Davis, Nathan Davis, Isaac Davis, Braelynn Davis, and Chesney Davis; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law: Richard and Nancy Stuckert; and in-laws: Edward and Carolyn Stevens, and Thomas Stevens.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 2:30 pm at Ontario United Methodist Church, 3540 Park Avenue West, Ontario, Ohio 44906. Family and friends are welcome to visit one hour prior to the service from 1:30 pm-2:30 pm. Pastor Chris Bell will officiate with burial following in Ontario Community Cemetery directly adjacent to the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

The family would like to extend their gratitude for the care and concern provided by the staff at Mansfield Memorial Homes over these past few weeks of Joe's life. It comes sincerely appreciated.

Care for Joe and his family is being provided by the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, Ohio.

Appropriate ways to express sympathy may be done by leaving an online condolence on Joe's obituary at or by leaving a comment on his post on the funeral home's Facebook page,

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March 30, 2021
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Carolynann Smith
March 30, 2021

Kind, comitted, caring and a friend to all only begin to describe Joe to those who knew him. He will be immensely
missed as a true friend and Christian brother. When you get to Heaven don't expect to see Joe right away as he already has volunteered to serve in some humble way our Savior.
Blake and Gere

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