David Merrill Stucki

Passed Away: 2.28.22

David Merrill Stucki

David M. Stucki, age 86, peacefully returned to the loving arms of his beautiful wife, on February 28, 2022.  David was born on July 20, 1935, in St. George, Utah. The eldest of four children born to  Maggie Brooks and Merrill Stucki.  He lived his life to the fullest and cherished his St. George heritage.

As a young adult, David served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Swiss-Austrian Mission (1955-1958). He returned to St. George to continue his education, then graduated with his Bachelor’s degree in accounting and economics from the University of Utah.

The greatest moments of his life were when he met and then married his eternal companion, Karren Lund, in the Salt Lake City Temple on June 24, 1960. They had eight children; two daughters and six sons, which have brought them great joy. 

Everyone loved to visit David in his accounting business, “David M. Stucki Accounting” for over 60 years. He delighted in numbers and loved his customers, whom he considered dear friends. David loved sports, (watching or playing), basketball, tennis, football, and baseball. David could never watch a BYU football game too many times, to Karren’s great dismay.  His entire countenance came to life when singing in the Southwest Choral, Color Country Chorus and church choirs. When he performed, his broad smile and brilliant bass voice lit up the room.  While attending the University of Utah, he played the trombone in the Marching band.  As an avid fisherman and hunter, he always returned with many colorful stories of his adventures.  He served in many callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including serving as a temple ordinance worker and financial clerk.  Many years of his life were dedicated to the Boy Scouts. He also served many years in the Utah Army National Guard, honorably discharged in May of 1961.

David’s family was his world.  He loved spending hours teaching and mentoring his children. Raising a garden was important to him.  You could hear him say, “I didn’t raise a garden for the vegetables, I grew a garden to raise my children”.  After his Eternal Companion passed away over 7 years ago, he longed to be with her. We are sure there is a grand reunion taking place on the other side.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Catherine ‘Karren’ Lund Stucki, son, Spencer Stucki, brother George Stucki, and daughter in law, Carolyn Stucki.  He is survived by his children, Michelle Averett (Ashley) of LaVerkin, David L. (Mendy) of St. George, Byron (Carolyn) of Cedar City, Sam (Lara) of St. George, William (Jamie) of St. George, Merritt (Fikirte) of St. George, Julianna Waters (Kay) of St. George, Jennifer Mathews of St. George, Sisters Jeannette Stucki of Las Vegas,  Mary Tousa (Jerry) of Dallas, 34 Grandchildren, and 22 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday, March 7, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. at the St. George East Stake Center, 449 S. 300 E. St. George.  There will be a viewing held Sunday March 6, 2022,  6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St. St. George. Also, prior to the services on Monday from 10:00-11:30 a.m. at the St. George East Stake Center. Interment will take place in the St. George City Cemetery.  

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah. 435-673-2454. Family and friends are invited to sign David’s online guest book at www.spilsburymortuary.com

This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. Cheryl Hastings

    So many great memories come from Uncle David and Aunt Karren’s home. You all hold a special place in my heart. I wish you all much peace and love. Uncle David will surely be missed.

  2. Kathleen Petty

    My condolences to all the Stucki family. May the Lord bless all of you in the ways you need most at this time!!!

  3. Danna May Montgomery

    David and Karren were like parents to me when I went to
    Dixie college my first year. Every Sunday I was invited
    To dinner at their home, the food was delicious. But it was more than fun to be with my cousins. David and
    Karren so loving and kind. I will always remember them.

  4. Doris McClellan

    I am so sorry for your loss, Juli. Its such a hard thing to endure, but you’ll come through this. Remember the first year is the hardest, but you never stop missing those who have gone before us.

    I’ll keep you and your family in my prayers.

    Love to all —

    Auntie Nana.

  5. Just as both David’s and my father’s lifetime relationship as brothers was always very close, both David and I were also very close friends, especially since David was only one year older than I am. He will be greatly missed by all of his cousins still surviving from that generation.

  6. Just as both David’s and my father’s lifetime relationship as brothers was always very close, both David and I were also very close friends, especially since David was only one year older than I am. He will be greatly missed by all of his cousins still surviving from that generation.

  7. Kent Page

    I offer my condolences with the passing of your mother and now your father. I think highly of your family!

  8. Kriston Manz

    Sending love and prayers to all of my cousins at this difficult time. You are blessed to have one another , there is nothing more important or comforting than the close and loving relationships you share with each other. So many happy memories of our families growing up and spending fun times together throughout the years! Love to you all!

  9. Jay Beacham

    I’m so glad i got to know David.
    and thankful that last year he told of his mission, college, marriage, etc. and showed me many of the pictures he’d collected.
    It is always sorrowful for us when a loved one dies.
    But for the departed one it will be glorious.
    Here are two song renditions that seem to give use perspective:
    https://www.singsnap.com/#/d/listen/1190494
    https://www.singsnap.com/#/d/listen/8130529
    just go to these internet links and listen.
    I Hope it helps.
    Auf wiedersehen David
    Jay Beacham

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