Published: Thursday, May 9th, 2013
Lawrence Edwin Tucker was born Jan. 4, 1932, to Walter I and Eleanor (Benson) Tucker in South Dakota.
He grew up all through the Black Hills of South Dakota. He worked in the woods and later in life started his own business.
Early in life he married Norma Case. The couple had four children: Richard, Anita, Bobbi and Daniel.
In 1980 he met and married, as he called her, his soulmate, Karen (Pockat) Tucker. Together they supported each other through the good and bad times for 32 years. Lawrence shared his love for horses and helping others.
Lawrence later moved to Montana. He worked in the woods for others, then he went to work for Plum Creek. In 1983 he started his own business (Tuck's Excavating) until 2005.
Lawrence died Aug. 13, 2012. He was 80.
He was proceeded in death by his parents, Walter and Eleanor; brothers, Walter Jr., Philip and Dicy; wife, Karen; children, Richard (Marilyn) of Potlatch, Idaho, Anita of Oelrichs, S.D., Bobbi (Woody) Richards of Oelrichs and Daniel (Pamela) of Rapid City, S.D.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
There will be a memorial service for Lawrence May 27 at the Pringle Cemetery at moon. It will be a celebration of his life.
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