December 4, 1929 - May 28, 2018
Frank E Shucka, 88, of Ephrata, Washington, passed away peacefully Monday, May 28, 2018. Frank was born to Frank A. Schucka and Mamie Wagner on December 4, 1929 in South Bend, Washington. Frank graduated from South Bend High School in 1947. He was an athlete who excelled at football and track. He married his high school sweetheart, Diane Graves on May 7, 1949. Frank worked as a logger and as an oyster bed foreman at Eastpoint Seafoods. For 40 years he spent summers as a captain of a cannery tender in Alaska, first for Columbia Ward Fisheries and then for Ekuk Cannery in Bristol Bay. He and Diane moved from South Bend to a ranch in the Methow Valley where he enjoyed snow machining, sledding, hiking, floating the river and cross country skiing when not in Alaska. Christmases on the ranch were special to Frank, especially when kids and grandkids came. Upon retirement, they sold the ranch and spent the next 12 years RV-ing full time. They traveled around the states together, making great friends and seeing wonderful places. After their traveling adventures they settled in Ephrata. Frank loved hunting and fishing. He was known for his green thumb, always producing huge gardens and planting trees and roses whereever he went. He was an avid rock hound, and loved looking for rocks, polishing them and making jewelry. He loved birds and provided food and shelter for them wherever he was. Frank is survived by Diane, his wife of 69 years; his children Walt (Deb) Schucka of Battleground, Wash., Kerry (Bob) Warner of Woodinville, Wash. and Frank A. (Eloise) Shucka of Portland, Ore.; five grandchildren – Frank R. Shucka, Kami Maggard, Mike Shucka, Laura Brown and Katie Warner; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sisters Edna Seacord and Alta Packwood. Cremation arrangements are by Nicoles Funeral Home. At Frank’s request there will be no formal service. A private gathering of family and friends will take place at a later date. Please make memorial donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal and love leaves a memory no one can steal. Please express your thoughts and memories for the family at www.nicolesfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the care of Nicoles Funeral Home of Ephrata, Wash.
Frank E Shucka, 88, of Ephrata, Washington, passed away peacefully Monday, May 28, 2018. Frank was born to Frank A. Schucka and Mamie Wagner on December 4, 1929 in South Bend, Washington. Frank graduated from South Bend High School in 1947.... View Obituary & Service Information
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