Tracey L. Tucker, 54, of Moline, Illinois, died Wednesday, December 13, 2023, at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, after a 5 ½ year courageous and inspiring battle with cancer.
Visitation is 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, December 18, in the Horizon Room at Trimble Funeral Home at Trimble Pointe, 701 12th Street, Moline. Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family to be distributed to various food pantries and cancer research organizations in Tracey’s memory.
The former Tracey Lynne Rand was born November 25, 1969, in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, the daughter of Michael and Diane (Becker) Rand.
Tracey's life was a testament to kindness, compassion, and selflessness. A graduate of St. Ambrose University with a degree in performance art, she embarked on a journey dedicated to helping others and spreading joy through her various roles.
On September 12, 1999, Tracey united in marriage with the love of her life, Kerry Tucker, at First Presbyterian Church in Coal Valley. Their union was a source of enduring strength and support.
Tracey's contributions to First Presbyterian Church, Coal Valley, were immeasurable. As the pianist, she added a melodious touch to worship services, and her involvement in the food pantry reflected her deep commitment to alleviating the struggles of those in need. Her work in the pantry was not just a role; it was a testament to her compassionate spirit.
A lover of music, Tracey shared her passion by teaching private piano lessons for many years. Her influence resonated through the notes played by those she inspired. Her career in food service at Willard Elementary School, Moline, endeared her to the hearts of countless children who adored her for her warmth and kindness.
Tracey was known for her compassion, caring nature, sensitivity, strength, and boundless love. Her greatest joy in life was her son, for whom she dedicated her time and energy. From helping with homework to attending band concerts and swimming competitions, she was his biggest fan and took immense pride in raising a son known for his gentlemanly qualities.
In addition to her professional pursuits, Tracey found solace in gardening and cultivating vibrant flowers. Her love for travel was evident in her recent adventures with Kerry to London and Paris, creating memories that he will cherish forever.
Tracey's heart extended to the animal kingdom, and she was obsessed with her pets. Regular visits to shelters showcased her desire to provide a home for every cat and dog if only it were possible.
If you had the privilege of knowing Tracey, you undoubtedly loved her. The world is undeniably a better place because she lived, and her impact will resonate in the hearts of all who were touched by her kindness, generosity, and unwavering love.
Tracey is survived by her beloved husband, Kerry Tucker; her son, Dylan Tucker; her parents, Michael (Jean) Rand of Onalaska, Wisconsin, and Diane (Paul) Crofton of Annawan, Illinois; two brothers, Scott Rand of Arcadia, Wisconsin, and Damion (Candi) Rand of Onalaska; her niece and nephew, Macayla and Aria Rand; and Kerry’s parents, Drew Tucker of Fayetteville, Tennessee, and Ann Tucker of Moline. She was preceded in death by her sister-in-law, LeeAnn Tucker.
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