Charles Victor Shuck, better known as “Jim”, was born on October 27, 1930 in Merrill, OR, and passed away on October 4, 2019 in Klamath Falls, OR. Jim is survived by his children and their spouses: Vicki (Gary Vincent), Matt (Mary), Dan (Tammy) and Beth (Glen Carey); grandchildren: Camille, Ryan, Tyler, Ricky, Mallory, Rachel and Becky; 14 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Joanna, his brother, Mervyn and his parents, Helen and Cliff.
Jim grew up in the Merrill/Tulelake area, graduating from Merrill High School in 1948. In 1950, he married the love of his life, Joanna May (McAuliffe) and in 1951 enlisted in the Air Force. He served 4 years and was honorably discharged. He returned to Merrill with his family and spent the rest of his working life in agriculture. In 1975, Jim and Joanna partnered with Chris and Linda Moudry and Bob and Patsy Gasser to form Basin Fertilizer and Chemical Co. where he served the Klamath area farmers until his retirement.
Jim had a rich and full life centered on family, friends, community, church and farming and ranching. His generosity was well-known and he was a friend to many. Jim loved his golf, reading about history, watching documentaries on WWII and aircraft, playing his accordion and staying on top of current events. He was a great story-teller and could entertain for hours with his memories of people and events from since he was a child. Jim was truly a fine man, striving to “do right” by everyone he had dealings with.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by O’Hair-Wards Funeral Chapel. A rosary will be said at 7pm on October 25 at O’Hair-Wards Funeral Chapel and the funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in MerrillI at 10am on October 26. Contributions in Jim’s memory can be made to Klamath Hospice or St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Merrill.
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