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1952 James 2024

James R. "Jim" Stucker

May 30, 1952 — May 14, 2024

Kearney, NE formerly of Elm Creek, NE

James R. “Jim” Stucker was born May 30, 1952 in Hebron, Nebraska to James W. and Jean (Watson) Stucker.  He passed away May 14, 2024 at the CHI Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, NE at the age of 71 years.  Jim received his education from Ainsworth High School, graduating with the class of 1970. On November 1, 1985, He was united in marriage to Randi Clark in Ainsworth.  Jim worked as a field engineer for MCI WorldCom for over 25 years. During that time, he spent eight years in Virginia before moving back to Nebraska in 1994. Jim and Randi owned and operated, “Stuck’s Last Call” in Elm Creek from 2004, until retiring in 2018. Jim later worked for Kearney Keno.


Jim was an avid sports fan, especially the Nebraska Cornhuskers. He enjoyed golfing, being around friends and socializing anywhere he went.  Jim was a great dad and never missed the opportunity to coach his sons or attend their many sporting events.


Jim was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ron Stucker; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bill and Daphyne Clark. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Randi Stucker of Kearney; sons, Naren (Kelly) Welch of Wendell, NC and Ryan Stucker and significant other, Cherish Ohlman of Kearney; siblings, Janice Larson of Omaha, Linda Sand of Kansas City, MO, Randy (Corine) Stucker of Lincoln, Jackie (Ron) Cocolin of Plaistow, NH, Pam Bennett and significant other, Ric Couch of Palmyra, NE, Sheryl Phillips of Yukon, OK, Lisa McDaniel of Hutchinson, KS, Connie Boice of McPherson, KS; sisters-in-law, Rhonda (Gene) Buechle of Johnstown, NE and Jacki (Lance) Larsen of Willows, CA; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.



A Celebration of Life Event was held on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at the O'Brien Straatman Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney.  A Graveside Memorial Service was held on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 in the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Springview with Pastor Gary Graesser as the officiant.  In lieu of flowers, memorials were suggested to the family in Jim’s name for a future designation.  Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth was in charge of arrangements.  To leave an online condolence, please visit


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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

2:00 - 2:30 pm (Central time)

Mt. Hope Cemetery

, Springview, NE 68778

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