John H. Stuckwisch, 80, of Brownstown, entered eternal life with his Lord and Savior on Sunday January 9, 2022, at Schneck Medical Center, Seymour.

John was a life member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Brownstown. John served as president of Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church for 20 years, and he has also served as treasurer, financial secretary, and president of the Saint Peter’s Foundation.

Mr. Stuckwisch graduated from Brownstown High School in 1959 and graduated from Indiana Central in 1963. John then became a math teacher at Brownstown Central High School and held that position for 36 years. John loved to teach and he was also a substitute teacher after his retirement. He helped the students understand what they were doing and why they were doing it instead of using a formula. John’s teaching motto was “Students must not like you, but they must respect you”. John was named the most influential teacher by two of Indiana’s Academic All-Star students. He was also a member of the Jackson County Retired Teachers Association and served as its president for 3 years.

John had a passion for beagle hunting since he was a child and he loved the American Kennel Club Beagle field trials. He was appointed by the American Kennel Club to the committee to write the rules for the SPO field trials, and he was subsequently appointed to the committee to write the rules for the Two Couple Pack option. He is the only person currently to have been elected to both the SPO and the Two Couple Pack Hall of Fame. John was a member of the Southeastern Indiana Beagle Club, the Silver Creek Beagle Club, and the Clay County Beagle Club.

Born September 14, 1941 in Brownstown, he was the son of Frederick J. and Thelma (Vahl) Stuckwisch, both of whom predeceased him. On May 26, 1980, at Brownstown United Methodist Church, he married Joyce Moenich and she survives in Brownstown.

Survivors also include a son, Brian (Stephanie) Moenich of Flat Rock; one brother, Fred (Shirley) Stuckwisch of Brownstown; two grandchildren: Joshua Moenich and Caitlin Moenich; two nephews: R. Edward (Sara) Stuckwisch of Brownstown and Russell Stuckwisch of Brownstown; and great-nieces and grand-nephews: Amanda (Emmitt) Hanner, Matthew D. Stuckwisch and Abigail Stuckwisch.

John was also predeceased by a brother, Richard D. Stuckwisch.

The funeral for John H. Stuckwisch will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, January 14, 2022, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Brownstown, under the direction of Rev. Jeremy Yeadon. Friends can call from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 13, 2022, at Spurgeon Funeral Home, Inc., Brownstown, and from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 14, 2022, at the Lutheran Church St. Peter, Brownstown.

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, masks will be mandatory when entering the funeral home for visitation, as well as when entering the church for the funeral service.

Interment will be in St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery, Brownstown.

Memorials can be donated to the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Building Fund, the Lutheran Central or the Stuckwisch Education Scholarship Fund.

All funeral arrangements have been made by the attentive staff of Spurgeon Funeral Home, Inc.

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