Ron is preceded in death by his parents, Walter A Hucke Sr and Virginia E (nee DuChemin)Hucke, sisters Carol (Bill) Gerrard and Debra (Tom) Fleckenstein, niece Carrisa Hucke, and nephew Matthew Thomas. He is survived by his siblings Sharon (Jim) Thomas, Walter (Karen) Hucke, Jeff Hucke, Roger (Carman) Hucke, Sandy (Glen) Martin, and Joan (Dennis) Barnette. He was the proud uncle to 21 nieces and nephews and 28 great nieces and nephews.
A celebration of his life will be held by his family in early June.
At the time of his death Ron worked at Evergreen Retirement Community in the kitchen. He was loved by his fellow workers and residents alike. His boss, Jacob said his passing has left a huge hole that will be hard to fill.
He had a love for the written word, music, and film. His favorite reading genre was Science fiction and he had a sizable collection. He loved going to Half Price Books to peruse the section with his nephew Chris. They would often trade series and could discuss them for hours. He had an eclectic taste in music and had an epic collection of LP's, cassettes and CD's. When he wasn't reading or listening to music, Ron loved to watch movies on the big screen with family or friends, or one from his vast collection of DVD's. Ron worked for Blockbuster Video for many years until they closed. He enjoyed all types of films and the job was a perfect fit. He was gregarious and loved to give his critique of movies and make recommendations.
Ron loved the regular card games he had with his brother Jeff and friends Dan and the Flege clan. He would share stories of their escapades, especially those that occurred on their yearly camping trip to the cabin at Pike Lake and more recently at Jeff's home. The card parties and camping trips will not be the same without him.
Sandy (sister) wrote: "Ron was a great guy with a heart of gold. His smile was always contagious and genuine. I loved his huge bear hugs. He always had fun stories to tell. My kids loved talking to him, especially Joe. They shared a love for the same movies. I will miss him dearly."
Sharon (sister) wrote: "Conversations with Ron were always interesting. He would have a unique perspective on a topic that could open up new ideas and thoughts, even if we didn't agree completely. An, yes, he had great hugs!!! Will miss him &our talks.
Roger (brother) wrote: Ron lived his life his way. Didn't always agree with his way but respected that. Sometimes he was a butt head but I loved him. Already miss him.
Joan (sister) wrote: Ron and I were the closest in age and in proximity. He was a very present friend and confidant thru much of my life. My sons were close and spent a great deal of time with Ron, from getting ice cream, going to dinner, watching movies, to enjoying his skillet sized pancakes on Christmas morning. Ron also suffered thru many soccer games always cheering for them. He loved to hear about their adventures as they left home, moved away, and started families. He had pictures of them and their families saved to his flip phone. I will never understand how he lived without driving, cable TV, computer, smart phone or internet, but had well thought out opinions on current affairs. I will miss him dearly, but not his road rage from the passenger seat.