Funeral for former Twp. Supervisor this Sat.
Vern Tucker, 72, to be remembered
January 27, 2010
ALMONT TWP. — Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 30 for former township Supervisor LeVern "Vern" Tucker, who died suddenly Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the age of 72.
Visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 29 from 3-8 p.m. at Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Almont.
Saturday's funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Michael Lutz of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Macomb officiating. Burial will be in Romeo Cemetery in Romeo.
A farmer by trade, Tucker had run the family business on Almont Road since he was 14 years old.
Active in the FFA as a youth, he later applied his accumulated knowledge and leadership skills to positions with Farm Bureau, the Michigan Milk Producers Association, Romeo F&AM and as a member of the Almont Township Board.
Tucker served as Almont Township's supervisor for 12 years and was a state certified assessor for two decades.
Current Almont Towship Clerk Carol Hoffner recalls the assistance and support she received from Tucker when she began her duties in 1992.
"He was very helpful to me when I started out," says Hoffner. "He was not only a fellow board member but he became a good friend.
"He had a strong knowledge of township government," she says. "Even after he was no longer on the board, he continued to come to board meetings. He always had an interest in what was going on."
Born in Romeo on July 7, 1937, he was the son of William and Lucile (Ebeling) Tucker.
Tucker is survived by his wife Linda (Nash) Tucker, son Bill (Sue) Tucker of Romeo, daughter Lisa (Rob) Shalvis of Armada, stepchildren; Paul Anderson of Almont, Chad (Christina) Anderson of Imlay City and April (Rich) Wilson of Almont. He also had 10 grandchildren.
For more on this story and all your local news pick up the Wed., Feb. 3 print edition of the Tri-City Times.
Tom Wearing started at the Tri-City Times in 1989, covering the Village of Capac as a beat reporter. He later served stints as assistant editor and editor. Today, he covers Imlay City and Almont as a staff writer. He enjoys music and plays drums and sings with various musical groups in the Detroit Metropolitan area.