Tina Kuecker

Tina Eileen Kuecker, beloved wife and mother, friend of Jesus, of Inver Grove Heights, Minn., died April 3, 2012 comfortably at home surrounded by family, following a two and a half year battle with breast cancer.

Tina was born Nov. 7, 1962 in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. to Everett and Eileen Roberts. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Tina grew up there and attended Sevastopol Schools and NWTC. After graduating she moved to Bloomington, Minn. where she met Ronald Kuecker, originally from Caledonia, Minn. They were married May 11, 1991 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Sturgeon Bay. They raised their family in Apple Valley, Minn. and Inver Grove Heights. She was employed by Dakota County Public School System as a paraprofessional in education. Tina enjoyed counted cross stitch and singing in the church choir.

She is preceded in death by her father-in-law, maternal and paternal grandparents, three uncles, two aunts and a nephew.

She is survived by her husband, Ronald Kuecker; daughter, Augusta Kuecker; parents, Everett and Eileen Roberts, Sturgeon Bay; mother-in-law Marcile Kuecker,  Caledonia; siblings, Julie Jennerjohn, Hancock, Mich.; Dana (Mary) Roberts, Portage, Wis. and Melissa (Brent) Anderson, Clear Lake, Wis.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 9 at Crown of Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 115  Crusader Ave. W., West St. Paul. Viewing starts at 10 a.m. There will be a Gathering of Friends on Saturday, April 7 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Southern Funeral Home, 414 Marie Ave., South St. Paul. Memorials may be sent to American Cancer Society, Crown of Life Evangelical Lutheran Church or Apollo Male Choir.