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Robert Earl "Bob" Shuck passed away Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, at the VA Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, from complications from Influenza. Bob was born Jan. 8, 1925, on a farm in Prairie Township in Tipton County, Indiana, to Frederick Earl Shuck and Gladys Mae Campbell.
Bob attended Galveston High School and graduated from Kokomo High School in 1943. After graduation, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and attended Oklahoma A&T during his training. He was stationed in the Philippines and New Guinea with the Army Air Corps during WW II.
After returning home from the war, he went to work for Haynes Stellite (now Hayne International). Later that year he met the love of his life, Guyneth Rose. Bob and Guyneth were married at her parents' farm on Jan. 31, 1947 (it was the farm where Bob was born before her parents purchased it).
Bob and Guyneth had two sons, Douglas Shuck (Terry), Fort Myers, Florida, and Bruce Shuck, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado. They raised their sons on a farm in Prairie Township in Tipton County, Indiana.
In 1999 Bob and Guyneth relocated to Salt Lake City, where their son, Bruce, lived. Guyneth passed away in 2004. In 2015, Bob and Bruce retired to the mountains of Colorado, living in Red Feather Lakes.
Bob is survived by both sons; a brother, Larry Henry; four grandchildren, Laura Lytle (Andy), Kevin Shuck Peterson (Patricia), Aricka Shuck, and Nicholas Shuck; and three great-grandchildren. Additionally, he is survived by numerous beloved nieces and nephews, and extended family members.
Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Guyneth, and four siblings, Mary (McCoy), George, Gene, and Richard.
The funeral will be Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Parish (1375 East Spring Hill Lane, Salt Lake City), with the Rev. John Norman officiating. Viewing will be 10 to 11 a.m., funeral 11 a.m. to noon, lunch at noon and internment at 1:30 p.m. at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park (3401 Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah).
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bruce Shuck Family Native American Scholarship for the support of Native American students at Indiana University. Please make memorial gifts payable to IU Foundation. Please indicate "In memory of Robert Earl Shuck," and "Bruce Shuck Family Native American Scholarship" on your gift. Mail to: IU Foundation, P.O. Box 500, Bloomington, IN 47402.
Published on January 26, 2018
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