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Helen M. Tucker, 88, passed away on Friday, November 17, 2017. She was born on December 14, 1928, in Rockford, the daughter of Otto V. and Bernice (Bain) Haegg. Helen obtained her Bachelor's Degree from Rockford College. She married W. Crawford Tucker on June 16, 1951 in Rockford. He predeceased her on December 6, 1984. Helen adored and was devoted to her family. Helen also enjoyed golfing, the beach, all wildlife and was a master gardener. She was a member of Rockford Country Club and a supporter of the Rockford Dance Company. Helen was a long term member of Third Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by her children, Robert (Yasica) Tucker of Rockford, David (Jennifer) Tucker of Rockford, Mary (William) Friede of Rockford, and Carol Brcka of Wheaton, IL; nine grandchildren, Dana, Megan (Cole), Sara, Zachary, Ryan, Anne, Matthew, Sarah, and Audrey; four great grandchildren, Tucker, Sawyer,and Ava Pate, and Avianna; and nieces and nephews. Also predeceased by her sister, Marilyn Osborn. The family would like to give a special thank you to Susan from VNA Hospice.
Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 24, 2017 in Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second Ave, Rockford with Reverend Steve Bowie officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service in the chapel. Private burial at Scandinavian. Family prefers memorials are made to Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens, 1354 N. 2nd Street, Rockford, IL 61107 or Alzheimer's Association Illinois Chapter, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631 or Goldie B. Floberg Center, PO Box 346, Rockton IL 61072.

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  1. Melissa Teske

    A kind and sweet lady! I enjoyed working with her and getting to know her when she served on the Rockford Dance Company Board of Directors. May she rest in peace and may her children and grandchildren rejoice in the happy memories.

  2. Pastor Steve Bowie

    When I saw Helen in her final days I saw a woman who, in the company of her family, seemed at deep peace within herself. Quietly and gently she responded to being "prayed" into the presence of God.

  3. Sally Guirl Mark

    Mrs. Tucker was such a sweet woman. I loved how she always attended her grandkids sporting events, too! Enjoyed sitting in the stands with her at Sarah's volleyball games, even though we were rooting for opposite teams. Our condolences to her wonderful family. You will be missed dear neighbor!

  4. Laury Todd Toungate

    Thanks for the memories! I will always think of you when the hummingbirds are at the feeder and when I see some of your favorite flowers, and of course Christmas season. I will miss you Mom Tucker. I know you are in a better place with our Lord Jesus. Thinking of all the Tucker group this week. Hugs your way.

  5. Dennis & Kathy Wachowski

    Helen was a special lady. She loved watching her grandchildren play sports. She would go to baseball, basketball and football games. She was my daughters mother in law and we all loved her. She will be missed but never forgotten.

  6. Randi Daeger

    One of my very favorite people in the whole world. Always Mrs Tucker to me. How I loved that lady...the whole family. So, so sorry to loose her.

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