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Michael R. Zuck

Published: Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 1:15 a.m. CST

SHANNON – Michael R. Zuck, 52, of Shannon, began his eternal life with Christ on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at his home.

Mike was a carpenter who worked in the construction industry for more than 25 years, building many homes in Lake Carroll. He also spent countless hours in his shop building and repairing furniture. He took great pride in his workmanship. Mike was an active member of Lanark Church of the Brethren for many years, the past few years attending Crossroads Community Church, White Pines Campus. In recent years he taught himself to play the guitar, and shared that talent with the church.

Michael was born Sept. 10, 1961, in Sterling, the son of Richard and Evelyn (Piesen) Zuck. He was united in marriage to Connie Ellinor on June 11, 1983, at the Lanark Church of the Brethren. Together, they enjoyed their time spent volunteering at Way of Christ. Mike always was eager to help others. He greatly enjoyed volunteering with Adopt-A-Block on Saturday mornings in Freeport, building relationships with anyone God brought his way. Many people were touched by Mike’s love for the Lord and how it was shown in all he did and to all he met. He enjoyed spending time with his beloved dog, Kloe.

Survivors include his wife, Connie; daughter, Heather (Brian Montalbano) Zuck of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; son, Adam Zuck of Shannon; sisters, Susan (Charlie) Winterton of Leaf River and Karen (Mike) Bushman of Lanark; and brothers, Robert (Connie) Zuck of Lanark, Jim (Vicki) Zuck of Chadwick, and David (Carolyn) Zuck of Dakota.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and father-in-law, Wayne Ellinor.

A memorial visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Crossroads Community Church in Polo. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Cremation rites have been accorded. Polo Family Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Memorials have been established to Freeport Dream Center/Adopt-a-Block and the Way of Christ. 

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