Bart Wagar Obituary, Death – He is survived by his wife Katy; his daughter Kim Martinez; his son-in-law Joe Martinez; his grandchildren Michael, Kathryn, and Vincent; his son Jim Tucker; his daughter-in-law Dyana Tucker; his grandchildren Nathan and Audrey; his son Tom Tucker; his daughter-in-law Laura Lee Tucker; his grandpuppies Cooper and Molly; his brother Scott Tucker; his sister-in-law Shirleen Tucker; and a large number of cherished in-laws, nieces,
His parents, Lawrence and Ida Tucker, as well as his sister Marilee Sellers, his brother-in-law Jerry Sellers, his nephews Joel Webb and Tim Taylor, and his sister-in-law Mary Beth Taylor all passed away before him. Mike is a native of Omaha, Nebraska, where he spent his childhood. In 1962, he received his diploma from Benson High School, also known as “Bunny.” He worked as a caddy at Omaha Country Club all through elementary school, middle school, and high school. Additionally, he was a member of the golf team at his high school. Because he was having too much fun at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, he transferred to the University of Nebraska at Omaha and finished his degree there.
He attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln for one year. After moving back to Omaha, he found work at Lewis Market, and it was there in 1963 that he met the woman who would later become his wife, Katy, who was employed in the Bakery at Lewis Market. Katy is a graduate of the “Eagles” of Central High School in Omaha. It would appear that the Eagle was successful in his pursuit of the Bunny because they have been married for 55 years and have three children. Tucker, as his friends affectionately referred to him, was a busy man who disliked sitting around doing nothing. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, he went on to earn his master’s degree in business administration at the same university.
He was a member of chess clubs, competed in golf leagues, ran marathons, officiated football games, competed in racquetball leagues, chatted with his friends, cherished his wife, and was a father. He was also a father. As a parent, he was responsible for instructing his children in many important life skills, such as how to change tires, mow yards, fix cars, and even, on occasion, how to properly enjoy a margarita.
He got them involved in a variety of sports, including waterskiing, racquetball, golf, and hockey. In addition, games such as backgammon, cribbage, and tic were instructed. Mike and his family placed a high priority on spending their time away at Lake Okoboji. The honeymoon trip, which began in 1967 and lasted until the mid-1990s, was the inspiration for the annual family trips that followed. There are a lot of different scenarios in which Tucker could have gotten lost in Okoboji.