Juneau resident Leon David Stuck, 44, died Aug. 30, 2006, while working for the U.S. Forest Service in Yakutat.
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He was born July 25, 1962, in Nampa, Idaho. He attended elementary and middle schools in Boise and graduated from Kuna High School in 1981. He graduated from Treasure Valley Community College in 1984 with an associate's degree in auto mechanics. He married Susan Lewis on Aug. 31, 1991, in Boise, Idaho.
From 1990 to 2003, he worked for Micron Technology as an electronics technician. He attended Boise State University from 2003-05 and obtained a second associate's degree in electronics in May 2005. In August 2005, he moved his family to Juneau, where he worked as a telecommunications specialist for the Forest Service.
According to family members, his passion was the great outdoors.
"When he became a husband and father, he taught his family the lessons of the wilderness, teaching them to respect the beauty of it, as well as to enjoy leisurely activities. ... He very seldom remained idle," they said.
He was preceded in death by his infant brother, Jesse David; paternal grandparents, Leon Cecil and Ellen Stuck; and maternal grandparents, Connie and Grant Hildt.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Stuck; four young daughters, Shelby, Jessica, Rebecca, and Camilla Stuck, of Juneau; parents, David and Joanne Stuck, of Idaho City, Idaho; and his sister, Tina Stuck, of Idaho City.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Glacier Valley Baptist Church. He will then return home to Idaho for services and burial at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Caldwell/Nampa, Idaho.
A memorial fund for his four young daughters was established by the U.S. Forest Service at Wells Fargo Bank.