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Anita Tucker

Anita Tucker
May 17, 1934a�"May 27, 2016

Anita Mary Tucker, age 82, of Willmar, died Friday morning, May 27, at Copperleaf Senior Living Community in Willmar.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 9, at the Church of St. Mary in Willmar. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Murdock. Arrangements are with Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar, www.petersonbrothers.com.

Anita Mary Tucker was born May 17, 1934, in Clara City, the daughter of Frank and Irene (Bailey) Schoen. She moved with her family as a young child from Clara City to a farm south of Murdock, where she grew up. She quit school just after starting the 9th grade to help care for her mother who was dying of cancer. After her mother's death, she helped take care of her nine brothers and sisters.

Anita was united in marriage to Ronald James Tucker on October 29, 1952. They resided north of Murdock, where they farmed until they moved to Willmar in 1994.

Anita enjoyed quilting, gardening, reading, and walking. She also spent many hours helping Ron with the farming.

She is survived by her husband, Ronald; two sons, Larry (and Patricia) Tucker and Robert Tucker; a daughter, Linda (and Loren) Gorres; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Marlene Wilke, Judy Tengwall, and Ramona (and Kenneth) Richardson; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Frank and Irene; stepmother, Violet; five brothers; one sister; and one daughter-in-law.

Anita will be greatly missed by her beloved husband and family.

Cemetery Details

Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery
159 Main Ave. West
Murdock, MN, 56271


AUG 9. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Church of St. Mary

713 12th Street SW

Willmar, MN, US, 56201


Mass of Christian Burial

AUG 9. 11:00 AM

Church of St. Mary

713 12th Street SW

Willmar, MN, US, 56201


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Anita was a lovely, happy person. She always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. I've always said that Ronnie and Anita were two of the nicest people we know! She will be missed by many. Ronnie and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Pat and Kay Barrett

Pat and Kay Barrett - May 30, 2016 at 02:55 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Jeanette Clark Smit lit a candle in memory of Anita Tucker

Jeanette Clark Smit - August 08, 2016 at 08:18 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM