Wilhelm Peter (Bill) Schuck

23rd November 1930 - 13th February 2021
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St Theresa's Catholic Church
Perth St Invercargiill
18 February 2021, 1:00PM

SCHUCK, Wilhelm Peter (Bill): NZ Police (retired) peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Vickery Court on Saturday, February 13 2021, in his 91st year.
Dearly loved husband, best friend and soul mate to Pauline for 65 years. Cherished father, father-in-law and grandfather to Christopher*; Gabrielle*; Mike and Leigh, Ben, Thomas and Lucy (Te Anau); Stephen and Annmarie (Invercargill), Angela and Conner Gerken, Matt and Natasha; Bernadette and Kevin Johnson (Queenstown), Michelle and Hayden Shaw, Nicola and Mike, Michael and Kirsten, and Timothy; Kevin and Tina (Invercargill) Brittany, Dan and Emily, Gabby and Will; Jacque and Kerry Dohig, Nik and Alix (Dunedin). Guardian and Uncle Bill to Maria and Vince* Muir and family. Loved great-grandfather of Sophie and Emily Shaw; Harry and Greer Johnson; Jackson and Everleigh Gerken.

Beloved son of Petrus* and Gertrude* Schuck and son-in-law of Jack* and Mattie* McGrath. Loved brother, brother-in-law and friend to Mary*, Piet and Elaine Schuck (Alexandra); Erin* and June McGrath (Westport); Kath and Bill (Perth) and loved Uncle to his nieces and nephews.

We wish to thank the staff of Vickery Court for their care of Bill and their kindness shown towards our family.

Bill is now resting at home until his Requiem Mass which will be celebrated Thursday 18 February 2021 at St Theresa’s Catholic Church, Perth Street Invercargill, commencing at 1.00pm. A Rosary will be held at home at 14 McAuley Place on Wednesday 17 February at 7.30pm. Bill will be interred on Friday 19 February at Alexandra Cemetery, Ngapara Street at 11.30am. Tributes may be left on Bill’s tribute page at frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes where a live-stream of his service will also be available.

As Covid restrictions no longer apply, all are welcome  

May Perpetual Light Shine Upon Him and may he Rest In Peace.

*denotes deceased 


I am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Thinking of you all at this time.
Owen Scott , Invercargill
Our deepest sympathy to you all.
Thelma and George Arthur.

A long life - well lived.
Thelma Arthur (née Mearns), Dunedin
Much love to you all and to Maria. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Margaret Broadbent nee Mulvey.
Margaret Broadbent , Papamoa
A wonderful man respected by all who were privileged to have spent time with him.Bill enjoyed his painting and was very supportive to all sharing his home allowing us all that wanted to be part of a fun group. Pauline thank you for sharing Bill..He was so proud of you and your family. RIP Bill.
Shirley Palmer, Winton
Loved Bill and witnessed his wonderful parenting. He was a great Dad and a wonderful husband. A very special person. I am privileged to have spent time in the family many years ago. Love and hugs to all of you.
Angela Ingrosso (Keen), Christchurch
The patriarch of the Schuck Family has passed after 91 years of a life well lived. Emigrating to New Zealand as a single man he sure has left an impressive family tree. Bill’s proud career in NZ Police was a testament to morale values, family values and a strong sense of justice, punctuated with lots of laughs and good times at his beautiful home in Antrim Street and later Makarewa. He was a bit of a legend in those years and we are proud to have had him show us the ropes as junior constables under his guidance. Rest easy Bill - a great policeman, an even greater family man and good friend to many. Sincere condolences to Pauline, Jacque and all the family. Barry and Sharron Taylor
Barry and Sharron Taylor, Wellington
Our deepest sympathy to Pauline and all the family. I last saw Bill in 1982 before leaving Invercargill for a posting at Wellington HQ. Bill was always a kind and gentle person with a great sense of humour. Always well respected and loved by all. Rest in peace now Bill. Martin and Giuliana O'Neill, Christchurch.
Martin O'Neill, Christchurch
Pauline and family my deepest sympathy to you all in your hour of need. Many many years ago I met Bill while he was relieving in Queenstown . A stoic gentleman with strong family values who held great respect within the Police force. Rest In Peace Bill and may perpetual light will shine upon you.
Margaret McHugh , Picton
Sorry to hear of the passing of your (big) brother Piet. My sympathy to you, Elaine and all your family.
Allan (Ashie) Ashworth, Winton
Condolences to all the family. Bill was a true gentleman in all repects.
Many memories of his sense of humour.
Ian Fox, Gold Coast
I am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing, he was a great man and assisted so many people throughout his life. My heart goes out to you all and my arms surround you with love at this very difficult time. Love Rowana
Rowana Mulholland, London
My heartfelt sorrows to Bill's Family. He was like a 2nd Dad to us young fellas when we arrived in Invercargill back in the late 70's. He certainly provided us with lots of entertainment and laughs whilst being so very professional in his job. Lots of great memories and his legacy will last long into the future.
Keith Crothers, Invercargill
Sincere sympathy to all Family Val and Shortie Bundaberg
Val Tither, Bundaberg Qld
Condolences to Pauline and Family. I always remember Bill growing up as a kind gentle man. Lots of time for kids and a great dad. A good man well remembered. Thinking of you all today. Take care, Simon
Simon Mulholland , Sydney
To Pauline And family, our love and prayers are with you all at this time. I always remember Bill as a gentle giant and A kind family man. We shared with you lots of holidays, picnics and sleepovers when we wee kids and were always felt welcomed. Also Enjoyed catching up in later years when we were visiting home. big hugs and God ble . Xx. Colista and Paul
Colista Mulholland-youngman, Sydney
Bill was the first person I took care of, as a care worker. I am privileged to know him and take care of him during his last days. He was a wonderful human and was loved by everyone around him. Bill, you will always be remembered and you will forever be a part of the Vickery Court family.. We will miss you Billy..
Clerin Geordy, Invercargill
My condolences on Bill passing. I worked with him years ago and also visited him and Pauline with another friend, Don White. My husband Russell also enjoyed seeing Bill at functions. I was away on holiday until yesterday so only just heard. Treasure the memories.
May Evans, Invercargill
To Pauline & Family
Very sorry to hear of Bill's passing, a hard case & great character . Will be missed by many in community.
Our condolences to you all. From Glenis & Ron Harris