McKusker, Carroll M. “Buck”
Carroll M. “Buck” McKusker, 91, of Marengo, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at his home. Funeral Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at First United Methodist Church, Marengo, with Doug Dauenbaugh officiating. Burial will be in the Marengo Cemetery, with military honors. Visitation: 3:30 until 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo.
A memorial fund has been established.
Carroll is survived by his children, Joann Cuppy (Gayle) of Kalona, Jim (Donna) of Burlington, Wis., Julie Phillips (Dave) of Marengo, Jeff (Lori) of Mead, Colo., and Jerry of Marengo; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his siblings, Ardis VanHamme of Brooklyn, Lois Dietrich of Marengo and Bill McKusker of Marengo; sisters-in-law, Edna Shepherd of Williamsburg and Deloris Schmidt of Deep River; and brother-in-law, Russell Tuttle (Mary) of Malcom.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Fern in 2009; a brother, Jack; a sister, Noreen Miller; a nephew, David Dietrich; and a niece, Linda Van Hamme.
Carroll Milan McKusker was born Jan. 24, 1921, in Deep River, Iowa, the son of John Milo and Vera Jean Cooperider McKusker. He received his education in the Honey Creek schools and Carson High School, graduating in 1938. Carroll served in the U.S. Army in 1945-46 stationed in Berlin. He married Fern Tuttle on Feb. 10, 1947, at Rock Island, Ill. Carroll was a farmer in the Marengo area for many years. He also worked as an electrician.
In his free time he enjoyed camping, and he also was a coin collector. Carroll was a member of the Iowa County Historical Society, the Iowa River Good Sam Club, Marengo American Legion Post 76, Marengo Coffee Club and the Koszta United Methodist Church.
Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.klosterfuneralhome.com.
Published Dec. 6, 2012 in The Gazette