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Allen Joseph Van Nuck

March 21, 1927 ~ November 3, 2017 (age 90)

     Ninety 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-grand children by his side in St. Johns, MI.

     Allen was born March 21, 1927 to David and Winifred (Gunst) Van Nuck in Anchorville, MI.

     He married Colleen Moore 69 years ago in Mt. Clemens, MI, where they had ten children.

     His career was in Plastic Injection molding in Troy and Grayling, MI, where they relocated with their 5 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.

     Allen 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 on Friday November 10, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. 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. Online condolences can be sent to  The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI.

 Service Information

Services with a Mass
November 10, 2017

11:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
109 Linden St
St. Johns, MI 48879

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