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“So very sad to learn of Peggy's passing. She was a genuinely sweet lady. May she Rest In Peace. ”
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“Laura, Mark and FamilyOur hearts and prayers are with you at this incredibly sad time in your life. We are grateful that the legacy of your sweet...Read More »
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“George, I am so so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to you and your familyPam Marsh ”
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Margaret "Peggy" Lucile (Lieb) Tuck, age 89, a long-time Battle Creek resident, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 6, 2018, at The Laurels of Bedford. She was born on July 29, 1928, to Jean Paul Lieb, DDS and Wava Deal Lieb in Sturgis, Michigan, and grew up in LaGrange, Indiana. She graduated from Indiana University with a BS degree in 1950 and worked as an Executive Secretary for the treasurer of Studebaker, Corp in their home office in South Bend, IN. She married George W. "Bill" Tuck, Jr. on Sept. 25, 1954 in Kendallville, IN. She raised their children as a full-time mother for many years prior to resuming her career as secretary in nursing service at Leila Hospital and ultimately retiring as Executive Secretary to the CEO of Leila Hospital.

She and Bill were active in First Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek, where they were ordained elders and deacons, before being called as charter members of Pennfield Presbyterian Church. There she served as a deacon, an elder, and a Sunday School teacher, and also sang in the choir. She was active in her children's schools, volunteering with the Pennfield Band Boosters, as a Cub Scout Den mother and Brownie Troop leader. She was an avid gardener, bird watcher, loved to bake, and always shared the fruits of her labor with neighbors and friends, whether strawberries from the garden or chocolate chip cookies from her kitchen. She was always ready to make a meal for a neighbor or church family in need.

Peggy was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, with unfailing and unconditional love for everyone. Her smile was as big as her heart and her arms were always ready to receive her children and grandchildren. She was sweet, gentle, and kind to every person she met.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Richard Lieb and David Lieb. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, George William "Bill" Tuck, Jr. of Battle Creek; her sister, Martha Cox of Florida; her children, George William "Bill" (Sheryl) Tuck, III of Battle Creek, David P. Tuck of Jersey City, NJ, Laura M. (Mark) Ayasse of Easton, MA, and Amy L. Cronk of Battle Creek. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren (with a 6th on the way), as well as many nieces and nephews.

The viewing for family and friends will be at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home in Battle Creek, on Sunday, January 14th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. A Memorial Service celebrating her life will be held 11:30 a.m., Monday, January 15th at the funeral home following a private family burial at Fort Custer National Cemetery. Family and friends will continue the celebration of Peggy's life with a reception at Clara's on the River immediately following the Memorial Service. Please come and share your memories of Peggy with family and friends. In honor of Peggy's life, donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. Personal messages for the family may be placed at