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David Rodger Stuck, son of Samuel Burnison and Ninabel (Denhart) Stuck, was born November 19, 1939, at home in Bloomfield, IA. When he was two years old, his family moved to Grand River, IA, where his father started a rock quarry.
Dave was baptized on Palm Sunday, 1945 in the Grand River Methodist Church. He was currently a member of the First Christian Church in Warrensburg, MO.
Dave attended and graduated with the Class of 1958 from Grand River Public School. After majoring in “fun” at both Iowa State University and Simpson College, he returned home and worked at the quarries. When traveling between the Allendale Quarry and the Grand River Quarry, he often stopped for coffee at Rogers Cafe in Mount Ayr. It was here that he met Cheryl Moore, who would be his future wife.
Dave enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and left on January 16, 1962, for basic training in San Antonio, TX. After basic, he was stationed at Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson, AZ. He came home in late July and married Cheryl on July 29, 1962 at the Mount Ayr United Methodist Church. The trip back to Tucson was their honeymoon.
Dave was honorably discharged in August 1965. They returned to Mount Ayr and Dave began working for E.I. Sargent Quarries. In Spring 1966, he ran a bull dozer for Wesley Hymbaugh and later Joe Sobotka. In early winter of that year, Dave started working for Stuck Farms. They moved to Grand River in April 1967.
On July 20, 1966, Dave and Cheryl became parents to their first son, James Ewing Stuck. On April 20, 1970, their family was completed with the birth of their second son, Stephen Burnison Stuck.
Cheryl’s brother was killed in a car accident in August 1971 and Dave purchased his Milk Distributorship. He delivered milk “house to house” as well as to schools and businesses. Dave purchased Valley Grocery in Grand River in early 1977. Cheryl managed and ran the store and Dave continued with the milk route.
In July 1986, Dave started his last career. He became an “over the road” truck driver. He drove a moving van for North American Van Lines for a year. In August 1987, he began driving for Schneider National Carriers. Cheryl sold the grocery store and joined him as his co-driver in August 1988. They drove in all the 48 states and sometimes into Canada. They drove “team” for 18 years, retiring in September 2006. They both received “Million Mile” Safe Driving Awards. It was a job they both loved. They moved back to Mount Ayr in 1989.
Dave was a natural athlete and excelled at nearly everything he tried. He drove a race car for several years; played pool and bowled on several leagues throughout the years. He played “town team” softball until he was 45 years old. He loved golf and played nearly every day until his health declined in 2015.
Dave and Cheryl moved to Warrensburg, MO in January 2010 to be closer to their sons. Dave loved his family and always had a positive attitude. He had a great sense of humor and was fun to be around.
Dave passed away on July 26, 2018 in Warrensburg, MO. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Charles Stuck.
He is survived by his wife, Cheryl, of Warrensburg, MO; his two sons, Jim (Megan) Stuck of Warrensburg, MO and Steve (Pam) Stuck of Kingsville, MO; five grandchildren, Nichelle Newberry, Andy Stuck, Jake Stuck, Maggie Stuck and Evan Stuck; five great grandchildren, Keegan Newberry, Kaylee Newberry, Kierston Newberry, Sami Stuck and Joey Stuck; his sister, Virginia (Dick) Janssen of Scottsdale, AZ; sister-in-law, Bonnie Stuck of Grand River, IA; many nephews, nieces and cousins. A visitation will be held at Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr on Friday, August 3 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with the family present Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Services will be held at the First Christian Church in Mount Ayr at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 4 with burial to follow in Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr. A memorial fund has been established in his name to be decided later. Online condolences may be left at

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  1. Sheryl Clark Jones on August 6, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    Cheryl, have thought about you and Dave so often. My thoughts and prayers re with you nd your family

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