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“May the God of all comfort be with the family and give you peace. ”
1 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“May the God of all comfort be with the family and give you peace. ”
2 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“Teresa & Sammy,You have my Condolences. I work at PSI and we will miss Chris. Please know that we will keep you all in are thought & prayers!Devo &...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Doug Prenger - Minster, OH

“My thoughts are with the Kuck family today. You have my deepest sympathy. ”
4 of 16 | Posted by: Robert Evans - Saint Marys, OH

“Our sincere sympathy to you Deb and to your family. Prayers and hugs are here for you at this difficult time. ”
5 of 16 | Posted by: Alice & Duane Hartwig

“I didn't know Chris, but we were cycling on the road when he took ill. So very, very sorry for your loss. For some reason we were to be there on that...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: John S - Springfield, OH

“Teresa,It is with the heaviest of hearts that I write this note, But none heavier than the grief you carry at this moment. I am proud to have had...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Tom and Jill Eifert - IN - Friend

“Teresa, We are so sorry for your loss of Chris. Stay strong through this difficult time. We having been thinking about you and offer our support to...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Tim and Ann Pohlman - Friend

“I'm so sorry for your loss. There were several people trying CPR on Christopher. Bikers & people that came upon the scene. We all tried to bring him...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Karen Lapp - West Liberty, OH

“Dear Kuck Family,I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers! May you find some solace and peace...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Chandra Nott (Stegall) - Lima, OH

“To The Kuck Family,Would like to offer our deepest sympathy at this difficult time for your family. Even though we really didn't know Chris, our son...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Mark & Terri Doenges - Wapakoneta, OH

“Sorry to hear of Chris's passing he will surely be missed ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Gary Dimett - Coworker

“We were so sorry to hear about your loss. Sending prayers during this very difficult time. ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Roger and Cheryl Barlage - OH

“Deb, Theresa, Sammy & family:Our thoughts & prayers go out to all of you during this difficult time. May the memories you all have of Chris bring...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Phyllis Palmer - New Bremen, OH

“I am so sorry for your loss and will keep your family in my prayers. I will always remember Chris as a quiet but hard working student who always...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Dianne Dicke - New Bremen, OH

“I am so sorry and sad to hear of the loss of a great person like Chris. He was a wonderful friend and a brother to me in High School. I will...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Chris Martin - Powell, OH


Christopher Lee Kuck, 47

Christopher Lee Kuck, 47, of New Bremen, died on Sunday, September 17, 2017 while riding his bicycle along a beautiful trail. He reached the summit. He was born on October 1, 1969 in St. Marys. He was the son of Deborah E. Kuck of St. Marys, and the late Lee E. Kuck of New Bremen. Surviving are his wife Teresa (Nagel) Kuck and daughter Samantha A. Kuck of New Bremen, and sister Angela S. Kuck of Arlington, VA. He is also survived by his in-laws William and Janice Nagel of Maria Stein; Kevin and Brenda, Nathan, Taylor Nagel of Maria Stein; and Ted and Jill, Chloe, Cale Nagel of Maria Stein. He was preceded in death by his godson, Peter Nagel.

Chris was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen, and a 1988 graduate of New Bremen High School. He worked at Precision Strip in Minster as the lead mechanic in the truck shop. He previously worked for years alongside his dad at ConAg/Quality Ready Mix in St. Marys.

Chris loved family, travel, adventure, history, geography, and trucks. While free time was rare, Chris enjoyed biking, hiking, climbing mountains, and running 5K races with his daughter. He always sought adventure, and began his adult life with a 3-month tour of 46 states using a white cargo van as his traveling home. Thankfully, he met and married Teresa soon after. He loved spending time just talking with family and friends, drinking beer and "solving the world's problems."

Above all, Chris adored Teresa and Sammy, around whom he believed the world revolved.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, September 25, at the St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen with Rev. Becky Erb Strang officiating. Burial will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 24 at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen and at 9:30 a.m. until the time of services on Monday at St. Paul's Church.

Chris believed in "paying it forward." For that reason, in lieu of flowers and gifts, the family set up a memorial fund to support charities, causes, and people who were near and dear to his heart. Contributions can be made to the Chris L. Kuck Memorial Fund, First National Bank, 35 S. Washington St., New Bremen, OH 45869. Condolences to the family may be left at gilberghartwigfh.com