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Joe R. Stuckert

Joe R. Stuckert, age 83, of Ontario, died Saturday night, March 27, 2021 at Mansfield Memorial Homes.

Joe was born October 1, 1937 in Bucyrus to the late John Richard and M. Irene (Frizzell) Stuckert. He was a 1955 graduate of Bucyrus High School and a veteran of the United States Air Force and Mansfield Air National Guard, serving during the Vietnam Era. From the time Joe graduated high school he was an employee of Wagner Hardware Company where he spent his entire career. Throughout his 47 years with the company, Joe started in the warehouse and later moved into the office where he spent time in sales and eventually became President. Prior to retirement in 2002, he returned to purchasing to finish out his 47 years of employment. Following retirement, Joe worked part time delivering meals for Simply EZ in Mansfield for over 15 years.

On January 11, 1958, Joe married Constance L. Stevens. Throughout their 63 years of marriage, Joe and Connie have been active volunteers both in their church and in the community. Their committed involvement at Ontario United Methodist Church could not be missed. Joe sang in the choir for over 40 years, was a trustee for 15 years, had served on various committees, enjoyed assisting with the Grace and Eggs Sunday morning fellowship program, and was very active in any activity the church had going. Joe and Connie loved staying involved with the Ontario High School kids and supporting them and volunteered for many years in the concession stands for both football and basketball. Joe also volunteered in patient support for 15 years with what is now OhioHealth Hospice.

Connie survives Joe, along with their 2 daughters: Amy J. Cunningham of Mansfield and Joni L. (Jeff) Davis of Ontario; 3 grandchildren: Angela Cunningham of Mansfield, Joshua (Nikki) Davis of Mansfield, and Joe (Alexis) Davis of Galion; 9 great grandchildren: Caden Cunningham, Christian Carver, Matthew Carver, Emily Davis, Olivia Davis, Nathan Davis, Isaac Davis, Braelynn Davis, and Chesney Davis; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law: Richard and Nancy Stuckert; and in-laws: Edward and Carolyn Stevens, and Thomas Stevens.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 2:30 pm at Ontario United Methodist Church, 3540 Park Avenue West, Ontario, Ohio 44906. Family and friends are welcome to visit one hour prior to the service from 1:30 pm-2:30 pm. Pastor Chris Bell will officiate with burial following in Ontario Community Cemetery directly adjacent to the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

The family would like to extend their gratitude for the care and concern provided by the staff at Mansfield Memorial Homes over these past few weeks of Joe’s life. It comes sincerely appreciated.

Care for Joe and his family is being provided by the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, Ohio.

Appropriate ways to express sympathy may be done by leaving an online condolence on Joe’s obituary at or by leaving a comment on his post on the funeral home’s Facebook page,

Memories & Condolence

  1. Sandy Crossland says:

    Connie so sorry for your loss, we always enjoyed catching up with Joe and you at church and especially when we would return to Ontario area at Christmas. You and your family are in our prayers during this time of sorrow and need.

  2. Robyn Hazen says:

    Mr Joe,
    I’m so sad. I loved you so.
    You were such an incredible hospice volunteer. The patients always loved you and your friendly, compassionate and caring spirit. You will be missed, my friend.
    Connie, I’m so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers, dear.
    Robyn Hazen

  3. Darrell D Maddock says:

    Very sorry to learn of the passing of Joe Stuckert. I had met him on a number of occasions as I had the pleasure of working with Connie Stuckert. Thoughts and prayers are with Connie Stuckert and the family at this time.

  4. sandy milum says:

    My husband Bob Milum was a childhood friend of Joe’s and also worked at
    Wagner Hardware . His parents and Bob’s parents were best friends. Bob
    passed away a year and a half ago and I know he would want me to send our
    sincere condolences to the family during their time of sorrow.

  5. Rosemarie Cline says:

    Connie and family, I am so sorry to read of Joe’s passing. He always was smiling and pleasant to talk with. Praying for peace and God’s comfort for his family and friends.

  6. willie keisser says:

    Connie Carolyn and my self are truly sorry for your loss, Joe was truly a very special person and when you talked with him he seamed to always genuinely care about what you are saying and really cared for others as a person no matter were you come from. May you find comfort that Joe has made the journey back home with God and will be awaiting your arrival. H e may be Gone from here but is now at his home beside God and will always be watching over you.

  7. The Bill Powers family says:

    To the Stuckert family,
    Sending condolences as we remember Joe.
    Bill Powers and he were long time businessmen and friends as Wagner Hardware and Powers Building Supply in Bucyrus were partners.
    Our family knew Joe since we were children and always admired his kind and caring personality.
    Anne, Bev and Barb Powers

  8. David and Jacqueline Wagner says:

    To the Stuckert family,
    We extend our sincere sympathy to your family.
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss.
    As part of the Hospice volunteer family we will miss Joe immensely.
    Joe was always pleasant and friendly to be around.
    Dave & Jacquie Wagner

  9. Jill Knight says:

    Connie so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. He was a great guy. I worked with you both at the OHS concession stands for many years.

  10. Patricia Browning says:

    My husband and I worked many basketball seasons with Joe and Connie in the OHS concession stand. Very nice people. Prayers for Connie and family.
    Bob and Pat Browning

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