On his 80th birthday
Peter Paul Kuck
  • 81 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 15, 1934
  • Date of passing: Dec 11, 2015
Let the memory of Peter inspire us.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Peter Kuck, 81, born on July 15, 1934 and passed away on December 11, 2015. We will forever remember him.

Donations can be made in Peter’s memory by visiting his personal donation page at Doctors without Borders.” 

Diese Seite wurde von der Familie Peter Kucks in seinem Gedenken erstellt. Er starb mit 81 Jahren am 11. Dezember 2015. Er wird immer in unserern Gedanken bleiben.

Die deutschsprachige Version des Nachrufs können Sie oben auf der "Stories" Seite aufrufen.

In Peters Gedenken können Sie unter seinem Namen an  "Ärzte ohne Grenzen"  spenden.


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Don Craighead on 15th July 2016

"Your friends from Power/ will not forget!!!  We all made a great team !!!  Don Craighead"

This tribute was added by Don Craighead on 27th February 2016

"Irene. A message for you!!  Norm Brady died yesterday Feb 26,2016. He was a great Turck salesman at Power/. He and Peter had a deep friendship. His wife is Jan. you can connect with her at nbrady@crossramconnection.com.  Regards.  DHC"

This tribute was added by Arnold Nelson on 17th January 2016

"We have been friends with Peter and Hanh for over 30 years. I first met him when they were living in Plymouth, Minnesota, only a couple of miles away. After he retired and they moved back to Germany, we visited them on three European vacations in 2001, 2010, and 2014. We were always treated like visiting royalty every time we stayed with them. Hanh would cook her heart out making gourmet meals and making us comfortable. Peter always was the perfect host and tour guide, showing us places on each trip in the southwest of Germany and nearby France that most tourists would never see. We have so many good memories of Peter and Hanh from our times together. We will miss him. God bless and rest in peace.  -Arnie & Kathy Nelson"

This tribute was added by Don Craighead on 11th January 2016

"Peter's and my careers intersected at Turk/Power/mation.  We became good friends and business was successful for both of us as we served industry in the USofA.  I think fondly of those times and wish Peter's family well.  We will never forget those friendships from long ago.  Good bye Peter my friend."

This tribute was added by Dave Christianson on 4th January 2016

"Peter Kuck was my boss at Sick USA, but the term 'boss' is so inadequate.  Peter lived life with 'spirit'. Peter was never mean spirited, a very hard thing in the modern world.  After Peter was no longer my 'boss' I tried to follow Peter's lead..  I wish I could talk with him again and tell him of all the problems he created and also the wonderful things that came about.."

This tribute was added by Dieter Heumos on 31st December 2015

"ich hatte die Ehre Herrn Kuck in seinen IT-Angelegenheiten betreuen zu dürfen. Er war nicht nur ein Kunde - und auch kein Kraut. Er war stets herzlich und freundlich. Er war immer hochmotiviert und erzählte oft aus seinem Berufsleben und über sein Engagement in der Herz-Gruppe. Wir werden ihn vermissen und wünschen ihm alles Gute - wo immer er ist."

This tribute was added by Vic Caneff on 30th December 2015

"I had the privilege to work with Peter when he joined us at SICK USA around 1989.  The Christmas Party was interesting that year since the comedien we hired for entertainment spent most of her time teasing Peter which was a challenge for an incoming President as you can imagine. I recognized the big heart behind the tough exterior and learned much from him in our short time together.  Years later while working with Turck USA associates and an old college roommate who Peter took under his wing we found many fond stories to share!  Too many stories to share now Peter but thank you for your advice and leadership!"

This tribute was added by Ruth Gundershaug on 30th December 2015

"The first time that Peter and I met was in Germany. I had applied for a position at Sick and Peter just so happened to be in Germany to conduct the interview. I was making a life changing decision for my family and Peter could relate all too well. He guided me, he helped me settle into my new job, and he was a mentor to me for a number of years. I have learned a lot from Peter and he will always have a special place in my heart."

This tribute was added by Tom Powers on 30th December 2015

"Peter was a business associate, a mentor but mostly a friend. He had a heart of gold and didn't mind showing it. One of my fondest memories of Peter was on one of our first sales trips. Turck was in it's infancy and we were traveling through the hills of Virginia showing some people for the first time a proximity switch. I happened to put a Willie Nelson tape into the radio and he just couldn't get enough of it. Every time we'd get back into the car the first thing he said was "Put that Willie Nelson tape back on!". And when I took my family to Germany, he went way out of his way to make sure we all had a good time. He was the perfect host and tour guide. My friend, I am saddened that you are gone and I will surely miss you."

This tribute was added by Karl Meier on 29th December 2015

"The news of Peter's passing came as a complete shock weeks ago now.  My heartfelt well wishes go out to his entire family.  Losing someone so dear is truly hard but be assured that he is now in a better place.  Our understanding will take time.  I would like everyone to know that when I lost my father, Peter stepped in and extended his guidance that helped me through those very troubled times. Not only has the family lost one of it's dearest members but we too have lost a colleague, a true friend, mentor and most of all to me, a second father.

His vitality and sense of being were larger than life, as was his overall persona.  I am so very fortunate to have visited with him over the recent past. Susan and I had spent time with him a few years ago for a weekend while in Europe.  It was as if the years had no effect on him.  He was the same Peter that took me under his wing nearly a quarter century earlier.  Then, showing me the 'real' side of business, one that cherishes and honors relationships, one that helps defines one's character and authenticity, one that wouldn't be the same if he wasn't in it.  Lately, his relentless pursuit of in-depth research for family roots and constant giving back to the local community by supporting the local clinics.  Not once was tired used in retirement!  He was as active and energized as ever.

It's still hard to imagine he's gone but his footprint will never be forgotten.  I'm struggling to put into words the true impact Peter has had in many lives, especially my own.  But my story is just a dot on the page where a book can surely be written.  Heaven is now reaping the benefits where the world has lost, but not forgotten, his everlasting impact.

With deep sadness - Karl."

This tribute was added by Craig Fanning on 29th December 2015

"Echoing Susi's "er hatte ein goldenes Herz", Geri & I have always felt Peter represented "eine Schatzkammer der Gnade".  Peter possessed a wonderful talent and readiness to nurture those blessed to come across his path.  To be touched by Peter was to be transformed.  Words fail in the moment… but permit "geflügelte Worte" which our Teacher Peter so often employed, speak for us.  Let it be said that Peter Kuck was, to us, the consistent manifestation of "Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan" ("What God doth, that is rightly done").  A bright light has gone to God."

This tribute was added by Craig Reuter on 28th December 2015

"Peter Kuck was a man who consistently gave people a chance to succeed.  He knew exactly how he wanted a business to be run, but he gave individuals the opportunity to express themselves within that framework.   He coached me and coaxed me, for which I am forever grateful.  Thank you, Irene, for telling me so long ago that your dad was looking for good people to hire at Sick.  The experience with Peter is part of my foundation."

This tribute was added by Richard Mills on 28th December 2015

"In my business life, Peter was a mentor, a teacher, a leader and a friend.  He was like a father to me.  His impact on my life will be there for as long as I live and it has also impacted the next generation.

He will be missed but most importantly - he will be remembered.

- Richard Mills"

This tribute was added by Susi Gramigni on 28th December 2015

"Mit dem Tod von Peter Kuck haben wir einen wertvollen Meschen verloren.  Er hat sich mit viel Energie fuer das Wohl der Fa. Turck eingesetzt.  Ich habe nur gute Erinnerungen an die Zeit, in der ich fuer ihn gearbeitet habe. Ja, es stimmt, manchmal wurde er als "Kraut" bezeichnet, aber er hatte ein goldenes Herz und wer ihn gut kannte, wusste ihn sehr zu schaetzen.  Sein Weg ist nun zu Ende und wir sind ihm dankbar fuer alles, was er fuer uns getan hat."

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