Tommy Tuckwin Obituary

Tommy  G. Tuckwin

HOYT, KS – Tommy “Numquat” Gene Tuckwin, 74 of Hoyt, KS passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka, KS. He was born October 8, 1944, in Mayetta, KS, the son of Louis and Elizabeth (Blandin) Tuckwin.

He graduated from Haskell Indian School in Lawrence, KS in 1962. He also attended Wichita State University and graduated with an Electronics Degree from the University of Puerto Rico.

Tommy worked for over 25 years for Retail Data Systems as an Electronics Technician. He later was a Gaming Commissioner for the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation for 6 years.
He was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and a member of the Enrollment Committee. He served in the United States Navy from 1965-1969.

On July 12, 1969, he was united in marriage to Leida Iris Ramos on the U.S. Navy Base Sabana Seca in Puerto Rico. They shared 50 years of marriage.

Tommy is survived by his wife Leida of the home; 3 daughters, Leslie M. Tuckwin-Haynes (Robert) of Brandon, FL, Lisa A. Tuckwin of Topeka, KS and Karen L. Tuckwin of Topeka, KS; 1 brother, Gerald “Jerry” Tuckwin (Terry) of Lawrence, KS; 8 grandchildren, Blake, Dario, Nikko, Mikoda, Tommy, Jericho, Jaden and Mylia; 2 great-grandchildren, Chloe and Avalyn.

He is preceded in death by 4 sisters, Mercedes Degand, Wilma Holstein, Rosemary Smith and Patty Jo Tuckwin; 5 brothers, Ralph Tecumseh, Lewis “Mitch” Tuckwin, Paul Tuckwin, Lyle “Brub” Tuckwin and Marvin Tuckwin.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, August 3, 2019, at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Mayetta, KS. Burial with military honors to follow at Shipshee Cemetery. Celebration of Life Service will be 6:00 P.M. Friday, August 2, 2019, at the Mercer Funeral Home in Holton, KS with visitation to follow until 8:00 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to the Boys & Girls Club of PBPN c/o Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message please visit