Allen Van Nuck
90-year-old Allen Joseph Van Nuck was not able to read the obituaries like he had in the past, because today, he is in them. He passed peacefully in his home with his loving wife, children, grandchildren and a few great-grandchildren by his side in St. Johns, Michigan.
Allen was born March 21, 1927, to David and Winifred (Gunst) Van Nuck in Anchorville, Michigan.
He married Colleen (Moore) 69 years ago in Mt. Clemens, Michigan, where they had ten children.
His career was in plastic injection molding in Troy, Mich., and Grayling, Mich., where they relocated with their five younger children in 1972. After three visits to Alaska to see their sons, they settled in Sebring, Florida, for 26 years. They returned to Michigan six years ago to St. Johns to be near their children.
He is survived by his wife, Colleen; daughters, Heidi (Denis) Rogge, Christine Morris-Silvestro, Tamara Van Nuck, Kelly (Gary) Campbell; and daughter-in-law, Nancy (Brice) Van Nuck; sons, Richard, Christopher, Peter (Martha), Paul (Dee) and Craig Van Nuck; 16 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his son, Terrance (Buzzy); his sister, Mary (Bud) Brandel; and brother, James Van Nuck.
Services will be held with a mass at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 10, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 109 Linden St., St. Johns, MI 48879.
In lieu of gifts and flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Hospital. Condolences contact smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com