830 South Colfax Street
West Point, NE 68788
Phone: 402-372-2022
Fax: 402-372-2033
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Tom "Tucker" Denton

Wednesday, March 31st, 1948 - Thursday, July 16th, 2020
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Obituary

Memorial services for Thomas "Tucker" Denton age 72 of West Point, NE will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Minnick Funeral Home in West Point, NE with Pastor Priscilla Hukki officiating. Social distanced seating by households will be observed with a maximum capacity of 75 in attendance. Interment will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be on Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Minnick Funeral Home in West Point, NE.

Tucker passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at Franciscan Healthcare in West Point, NE.

Thomas Ray Denton was born on March 31, 1948 to Wade and Lola (Shotfeld) Denton in Oakland, NE. He grew up in Oakland and graduated from Oakland High School in 1966. Tom served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War from February 20, 1968 until he was honorably discharged on February 19, 1970.

Tom drove truck while living in Oakland and later in Fremont for Wiechman Pig. After moving to West Point, he worked at D&S Tire, and hauled for Lee Landholm, Steffensmeier Trucking, Norfolk Iron and Metal and Valmont until he retired.

On October 19, 2001, he married Sandra Clausen at Grace Lutheran Church in West Point, NE.

Tom enjoyed trips to the casinos, watching football-especially the Huskers and Kansas City Chiefs, fishing, gardening, and taking care of his yard.

Survivors include-
Wife- Sandie of West Point, NE
Children and their families-
Rochelle and Robert Voelker of Plattsmouth, NE and their dog-Charlie
Darin and Tina Denton of Lincoln, NE and family- Dillon, Brooke and son Cash, Page, and Jordan
Dan and Rose Denton of Lincoln, NE and family-Trenten
Ryan and Amy Denton of Lincoln, NE
Jesse and Cassidi Denton of Eagle, NE and family-Monre, Jaide, and Edisyn

Sisters- Donna and Neal Lesley of Omaha, NE
Patricia Gatewood, Unknown
Sister-in-law- Suzie Denton of Wayne, NE
Brother-in-law- Ron and Charlene Schulzkump of West Point, NE
Several nieces and nephews also survive him.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Wade and Lola Denton, brothers- Larry and Jerry Denton, and a sister-Sharon Denton.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, July 17th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Friday, July 17th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Minnick Funeral Home-West Point
    Address
    830 S. Colfax St.
    WEST POINT, NE 68788
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  • Service

    Saturday, July 18th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, July 18th, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    Minnick Funeral Home-West Point
    Address
    830 S. Colfax St.
    WEST POINT, NE 68788
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  • Interment

    Location
    Mt. Hope Cemetery
    Address
    Address Not Available
    rural West Point, NE
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G Phillips

Posted at 09:11am
The families of Floyd Schlotfeld want to express our deepest sympathy of the loss of your love one,Tom.May Toms memories comfort you through out this difficult time.
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Ryan and Amy, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Our deepest sympathy. Keeping you in our prayers.
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Tammie Lang

Posted at 09:59pm
In loving memory. Sue, Cindy, Tammie and Joe and our families. We will miss you Tucker.
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