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    John W. Kuka - Departed on May 18, 2011 - Sheboygan, Wisconsin

    John W. Kuka

    Born in Regensburg, Germany on Apr 02, 1951

    Died on May 18, 2011 and resided in Sheboygan, Wisconsin

    John W. Kuka, age 60, of Sheboygan, died on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Regensburg, Germany on April 2, 1951, the son of the late Joseph and Maria (Schwarzmeier) Kuka.

    He attended Independence High School, graduating in 1969. John then attended La Crosse Technical Institute and earned his associates degree in Auto Mechanics. On February 6, 1976, he was united in marriage to Sandra Bonzell.

    John was an independent salesman for most of his life; he sold professional tools for auto repair shops and was known as "The Tool Man." He was also a Realtor for Fair Way Realty. John was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He was a member of the Lions Club, on the Board of Directors for the Sheboygan Conservation Association, President of Petermann's Hunting and Fishing Club, life-long member of the Wisconsin Bowhunters Association and the Sheboygan Rifle and Pistol Club. John was also an NRA instructor for pistol safety. He was a volunteer at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center and a very enthusiastic supporter of the Marsh Tower at Broughton Marsh Park.

    John was the beloved husband of Sandra, of Sheboygan. He is also survived by son, Brian, of Oshkosh; daughter, Erin, of Honolulu; sister, Debra Schroeder, of Milwaukee; sister-in-law, Pat (Gary) Butler, of Brookfield; brother-in-law, Gary Bonzell, of Ontonagon; nephews, Tommy, Kevin, Michael, Philip, Steven; and nieces, Ellen and Andrea. He was also blessed with many close friends, whom he considered family. His parents, aunts, uncles, and a sister-in-law, Rita Bonzell, preceded him death.

    A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Monday, May 23, 2011 at 6:00pm at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2705 S. 14th St., Sheboygan with Rev. Glenn Powers, officiating. Family and friends may call at the church on Monday afternoon from 3:00pm until the time of Mass at 6:00pm.

    In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in John's name. The family extends heartfelt thanks to the ER staff at Memorial, especially Maria, and to their neighbors, who assisted in their time of need.

    The Novak-Ramm-Ziegler Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.novakrammziegler.com


    Memorial Service: Monday May 23, 2011, 6:00 P.M. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

    Visitation: Monday May 23, 2011, 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

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