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Pamela Jean (Handke) Tuecke

November 29, 1956 ~ June 23, 2017 (age 60)

            Pamela (Pam) Jean Handke Tuecke, age 60 of Dubuque, Iowa, passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully, at UnityPoint-Finley Hospital on Friday, June 23, 2017.  She was born on November 29, 1956, in Dubuque, Iowa.

            Pam married Donald (Don) Tuecke on May 11, 1974 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Guttenberg, Iowa and together they had two children, Melissa and Todd. Pam and Don’s first date was at Lakeside Ballroom and Sports bar in 1972 and it was “love at first sight.” Shortly after, they began courting.

She graduated in 1975 from Ed-Co High School, Edgewood, Iowa.  Pam worked at Target for 26 years before retiring and enjoyed life to the fullest. Pam loved traveling and vacationing all over the country and world with her husband, visiting antique shops everywhere they went. She also loved history, reading about it, watching shows on television and touring historical sites.

            Pam spent countless hours with her children, Melissa and Todd and their children. Pam took great pride in being a mother and grandmother, bragging about them to everyone she met. She and her three grandchildren spent countless hours at her home and traveling enjoying bonfires, swimming and just hanging out. Pam was also an avid Chicago Cubs fan (since the age of 4) and lived to see them win the World Series in 2016.

            Pam is survived by her husband, Don; two children, Melissa Benson and Todd (Karen) Tuecke; two grandchildren, Kristine and Kennedy Tuecke; dog, Amos; her mother, Lillian Phelps Handke; and seven siblings, Linda and Dennis Gardner, Roger and Maggie Handke, Pat and Layton Chettinger, Kathy and Scott Stewart, Peggy and Clyde Wagner, Gary and Penny Handke, and Marty and Joan Handke.

            Pam was preceded in death by her father, Clarence M. Handke (1992), grandson, Austin L. Benson (2008) and brother in-law, Lyle J. Tuecke (2013). 


 Service Information

Visitation
Wednesday
June 28, 2017

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home and Crematory Services
207 South 1st Street
Guttenberg, IA 52052

Prayer Service
Wednesday
June 28, 2017

7:00 PM
Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home and Crematory Services
207 South 1st Street
Guttenberg, IA 52052


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