Chris Hucker, 47, died Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, at the Oldorf Hospice House in Hiawatha following a battle with cancer. Private family services will be held at St. Luke's Catholic Church in Hopkinton on Friday, Dec. 18, with interment in the Hopkinton Cemetery with military honors. The service will be livestreamed on the Sacred Heart/St. Luke's Facebook page. A public visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, at Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello. Masks must be worn and fitted properly over the nose and mouth at all times to enter the funeral home or church. Social distancing standards need to be strictly observed. Please sign the online guestbook at www.goettschonline.com.
Survivors include his wife, Andrea; and their children, Sean, Addison, Lucy and Donavon, all of Hopkinton; his mother, Patricia Hucker, Hopkinton; his siblings, Susan Hucker, Dyersville, Michael (Kristin) Hucker, Hopkinton, Jon (Janeen) Hucker, Lester Prairie, Minn.; his uncle, William Hucker, Muscatine; aunt and uncle, Keith and Janice Tackett; his, mother and father-in-law, Jules and Phyllis Uldrich, Earlville; and in-laws, Wes Uldrich, Sarah (Todd) Lewin, Monica (Jason) Mitts and Carmen (Chase Forkenbrock) Uldrich; many nieces and nephews; and six godchildren, James Hucker, William Hucker, Kallyn Henney, Jessica Mitts, Jovie Felton and Ameila Leytem.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, Andrew, in 1993; his father, D.J. (Don) Hucker, in 2016; and an infant sister, Mary Elizabeth.
Christopher Sean Hucker was born May 30, 1973, at Manchester, Iowa. He was the son of Don James and Patricia Ann Schlimmer Hucker. He graduated from the Maquoketa Valley Schools in 1991. He served in the U.S. Army from 1991 until 1994. On his return from service, he farmed with his father and brother Mike on the family farm and worked construction with Don Felton, Pat Britt and Shane Leytem. In March 1998, he started working for the Delaware County Secondary Roads Department as a motor-grader operator. Chris married Andrea Uldrich on April 18, 1998, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Earlville.
Chris was active in the Hopkinton Community. He served on the Hopkinton Fire Department and the Ambulance Service. He served at the director of the Hopkinton Ambulance Service and was the assistant fire chief from 2005 until 2015.