Thomas Juckette Obituary

Thomas Freeman Juckette
Thomas F. Juckette
Thomas Freeman Juckette

July 3, 1940 - January 17, 2005
Born in Lincoln, NE
Resided in Cumming, IA
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Thomas Freeman Juckette, 64, of Cumming, Iowa went home to be with the Lord on January 17, 2005 after a 10 month battle with Leukemia. Tom was a member of the Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines.

Tom was born July 3, 1940 in Lincoln, Nebraska. After high school he joined the Marine Corps Reserves and then attended The University of Nebraska. He was a lifelong Nebraska fan. One of his greatest joys was sitting in his 50 yard line front row seat as the Cornhusker football team came running out of the tunnel at Memorial Stadium.

Tom, along with his brothers, own and operate Witt & Juckette Construction Company and Juckette Management Services, firms involved in the development and management of nursing homes. He served as president of the Iowa Health Care Association and the Iowa Council of Health Care Centers. He also served on the Board of the American Health Care Association, Hospice of Central Iowa and other Boards and Committees dedicated to providing quality nursing home and end of life services.

Automobiles and racing were also Tom’s passion. He raced in many SCCA, IMSA and other sanctioned races including 17 consecutive years at the Daytona 24 Hour race. He also was a 42 year member of the DM Valley Region SCCA. He was vice-president of the Board of Directors and also drove every year of the Ruan Des Moines Grand Prix.

Tom’s love for classic automobiles lead him to become involved , both as a Board member and a participant in the Salisbury House Automobile Classic.

Live theater was another of Tom’s passions. He was a past President of the Board of the Des Moines Playhouse. He also was also active in Rotary Club.

Thomas was preceded in death by his mother, Carol Juckette and father, Harold F. Juckette. He is survived by his wife Linda and son Cole of Cumming, daughter Jolie and son Adam of Des Moines, brothers Hal F. and James L. Juckette of Chillicothe, Missouri, sister Susan Anderson of Olathe, Kansas, step-mother Jean Juckette of Apopka, Florida along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and countless friends.

Visitation will be held from 4PM to 8PM, January 21st, 2005 in the Chapel of the Lutheran Church of Hope, 925 Jordon Creek Parkway, West Des Moines Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM January 22, 2005 in the sanctuary of Lutheran Church of Hope. A private family interment will be at Resthaven Cemetery.

Memorials have been set up at Lutheran Church of Hope Mission Fund, 925 Jordon Creek Parkway, WDM, IA 50266 and the St. Augustin’s School Library Fund, 4320 Grand Ave., Des Moines 50312

Arrangements are being handled by Westover Funeral Home in Des Moines.

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Visitation
Lutheran Church of Hope
925 Jordan Creek Parkway
West Des Moines, IA US 50266
Friday, January 21, 2005
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Lutheran Church of Hope
925 Jordan Creek Parkway
West Des Moines, IA US 50266
Saturday, January 22, 2005
11:00 AM

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Lutheran Church of Hope Mission Fund
925 Jordan Creek Parkway
West Des Moines, IA US 50266
St. Augustin School Library Fund
4320 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312