Carl Eugene “Pete” Stuckenschneider, 82, of Martinsburg, passed away Monday, January 13, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his family.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., with a Prayer Service at 8:00 p.m., Thursday, January 16th at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Martinsburg.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 17th at the church. Father Bill Debo will officiate. Serving as organist will be Ruth Wilson. Cantors will be Jan Schafer and Brenda Hale.
Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, south of Martinsburg. Serving as pallbearers will be his grandsons, Aaron Cope, Matt Cope, Gavin Oliver, Kyle Oliver, Seth Oliver, Bryan Stuckenschneider, Cody Stuckenschneider, Derek Stuckenschneider and Lance Stuckenschneider. Honorary pallbearers will be Sam Barker, Ed Cope, Cletus Deimeke, Clem Hagenhoff, Tim Henry and Gary Stuckenschneider.
Mr. Stuckenschneider was born May 13, 1937 in Martinsburg, Missouri, a son of Theodore Leo “Ted” and Elizabeth Marie (Ahrens) Stuckenschneider.
On September 22, 1956 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Martinsburg, he married Frances Louise Pearl. They shared over 63 wonderful years together and were the proud parents of four children. Pete and Frankie lived all of their lives in Martinsburg.
Pete was a row crop and livestock farmer for most of his life. He was also a self-employed truck driver, owning and operating Gene Stuckenschneider and Sons Trucking.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Martinsburg and a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Pete was a devoted husband, proud father and wonderful grandfather who loved his family dearly. He enjoyed tractor pulling and his family had their own International Pulling Tractor, “Family Feud” that has been featured in several pulls across the states throughout the years. Pete also liked camping with his friends and going out to eat.
Pete is survived by his wife, Frances Louise “Frankie” Stuckenschneider, of the home in Martinsburg; four children, Sharon Jean Cope and husband, Bob, Ronald Eugene “Ronnie” Stuckenschneider and Randy Lee Stuckenschneider, all of Martinsburg and Sheila Ann Oliver and Dre Whitley, of Columbia; nine grandchildren and spouses, Aaron and Mandy Cope, of Martinsburg, Matt and Heather Cope, of Mexico, Bryan and Whitney Stuckenschneider, of Columbia, Derek and Alex Stuckenschneider and Cody Stuckenschneider, of Mexico, Lance Stuckenschneider, of Moscow Mills, Kyle and Kayla Oliver, of Mexico, Gavin Oliver and Gabby Carter, of Columbia and Seth Oliver, of Martinsburg; ten great-grandchildren, Tayler Cope, Pacey Cope, Brant Cope, Coltin Cope, Dyllan Epperson, Audree Cope, Dominic Cope, Lucy Stuckenschneider, Annie Stuckenschneider and Beckham Stuckenschneider; brother, Joe Stuckenschneider, of Martinsburg; sister and brother-in-law, Clara Ann and Ed Lowry, of Mexico; sisters-in-law, Carolyn Stuckenschneider, Pat Stone and Bill Brinegar and Diane and Charlie Swaim, of Martinsburg; brother-in-law, Bob Pearl; in addition to several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Lawrence “Rooster” Stuckenschneider; sisters, Dorothy Henry and Betty Lou Birsinger; brothers-in-law, Ron Birsinger, Jim Henry, Shorty Swaim and Jim Pearl and sisters-in-law, Adele Stuckenschneider, Donna Swaim and Mary Lou Pearl.
Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Joseph Catholic Church c/o Myers Funeral Home, 203 East Bates Street, Wellsville, MO 63384.
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