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Jesse Schuck

March 22, 1923-July 11, 2010

Jesse Lee Schuck was born March 22, 1923, to Emil and Augusta (Rieniets) Schuck. "Sam," as he was known to most people, proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

Sam was united in marriage to Sally Leach on December 20, 1950. He established Schuck Bus Service in 1954. Sam and Sally spent many years transporting school children for the Moorhead School District. Sally passed away in 1975; Sam retired in 1986.

On Valentine's Day of 1986, Sam married Betty Melander. They had 24 wonderful years together, spending summers in Minnesota at their lake home on Floyd Lake, and wintering in Mesa, Ariz. Following a short illness and with his family by his side, Sam passed away peacefully Sunday, July 11, 2010, at Innovis Health, at 87 years of age.

Sam loved being with people. His laugh filled the room with joy. He doted over his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and his special friend, "Sammy," his dog.

Sam is survived by his wife, Betty; daughters, Linda (Ronnie) Olson of Tucson, Ariz., Jeanine (Patrick) Lagle of Show Low, Ariz., and Marsha (George) Aas of Fargo; son, Mark (Valerie) Schuck of Moorhead; five stepchildren, Catherine Hegel of Tempe, Ariz., Deborah (Paul) Edwards of Queens Creek, Ariz., Vicki (Steve) Sommerville of Tucson, Christy (James) Ross of Gilbert, Ariz., and Cindy Ford of Mesa; special nephew, Rick (Pat) Ocker of Tucson; 19 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and a sister, Leed Blair of Dallas, Texas.

In addition to his first wife, Sally, Sam was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters.

Memorials are requested to be sent to Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 17 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead. Burial, with full military honors, took place in Moorhead Memorial Gardens.

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