Herman Ernest Kuck: Life Story

This is my youngest son’s Eulogy for his maternal Grandfather who passed away last week. He sums up well a very big hearted and good man.


Nik Fuller

Below is the speech I wrote for my late grandfather’s funeral on 11/2/2012. He passed on 10/30/2012. It was given by myself and my two cousins, Ashley and Casey Kuck.

Good morning. On behalf of all the grandchildren, we’d like to thank you for celebrating Poppy’s life with us. In a few short words, he was witty, friendly, and quick to compliment. Always with a smile on his face, Poppy brought joy to all who had the privilege to engage with him.

In 1935, Poppy was born to German immigrant parents in Manhattan, New York. He spoke only German until grade school where he learned his New York style English. His high school years were spent in a military boarding school in Bordentown, New Jersey. Shortly after graduating high school Poppy joined the US Army and served in Germany during the Korean War. He was an expert marksman and even…

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