Indianapolis – John Francis Tucher, 75, passed away at 6:10 PM on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. He was born to the late Anthony and Catherine (Choat) Tucher on October 16, 1945 in Beech Grove, IN.
John graduated from Arsenal Technical High School, class of 1964. He was inducted into the United States Army on March 3, 1964 in Indianapolis, IN and honorably served his country during the Vietnam War. John was a marksman and was honorably discharged on March 2, 1966 at Fort Ord a former Army base in California. He completed Modern Litho Arts apprenticeship program and became a journeyman printer. Later on in life he worked as a cook.
Early on in life, a hobby of John's was playing basketball. He was an avid IU basketball fan and enjoyed watching all sports, learning about the athletes and memorizing their stats. He loved his family deeply and showering them in gifts. John especially loved spending time with his nieces and nephews. The children loved family gatherings because John handed out golden dollars and two dollar bills.
He is survived by his siblings, Patrica Tucher, Vince (Angie) Tucher, Kathy (Larry) Sebastian, Kevin Tucher, Linda (Alan) Brown, Brenda (John) Parks and Rick Tucher; many nieces and nephews; as well as a host of great & great-great nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his sister, Donna Melloh, brother, Joseph Tucher and sister, Mary Potts.
Guest may visit from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions, 925 East Hanna Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46227. The funeral service will follow at 1:00 PM with Pastor Juan Carreon officiating. Burial will take place at Concordia Cemetery, 2703 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46225. A reception catered by Chicago's Pizza will be held immediately following the burial at the funeral home. John loved to meet family at Chicago's and would also be happy to pay for whoever could come.
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Published by Newcomer Funeral Home - Indianapolis on Sep. 7, 2021.