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Information for John Paul Kukla

24 June, 1895 - 3 October, 1983

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

October, 1983
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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John Kukla

    Rosary for John Paul Kukla, 88, 1515 9th St. S., Nampa, who died Monday, Oct. 3, at a Nampa hospital, will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday at Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Nampa.
    Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Nampa, by the Rev. Merle J. Fisher. S.M.  Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
     He was born June 24, 1895, at Columbus, Neb., the son of Michael and Victoria Sturek Kukla, where he was reared and educated.  He served during World War I with the United States Army in Company D, 314th Ammunition Train.  He married Martha W. Jarecke, Nov. 21, 1927, at Fullerton, Neb., where they made their home until moving to Jerome in 1936 and to Nampa in 1940.  He worked as a car inspector for the Union Pacific Railroad for 20 years retiring in 1960.
    He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church and the War Eagle Barracks No. 459, Veterans of World War I of Nampa.
    He is survived by his wife of Nampa; three sons, John S. Kukla, Port Neches, Texas, Robert L. Kukla, Melba, and Bernard M. Kukla, Concord, Calif.; one daughter, Patricia A. Williams, Middleton; five sisters, Belle Burtusick, Ogallala, Neb., Josie Klien, Sidney, Neb., Katherine Schmidt, Lexington, Neb., Frances Kukla, Grant, Neb., and Clara Kosmiskie, Rushville, Neb.; six grand-children and three great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by two brothers.
    Memorials may be given to the Idaho Lung Association, 2621 Camas Street, Boise, 83705, or flowers may be sent.

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