A native of Timmons, Ontario, Canada, he was the son of the late Maria Bosela and John Kukula. He served his country in the United States Army from 1955 to 1958. He was a retired employee of Dole Refrigeration, having worked in shipping and receiving, and was a member of Saint John's Catholic Church in Lewisburg.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John Steven Kukula.
Survivors include his loving wife of 50 years, Wilma Faye Cozart Kukula of Lewisburg; three daughters, Wanda Marie Kukula of Daytona Beach, Fla., Michele Lynn (Frank) Cochran of Lewisburg, and Christine Leona (Sven) Jorgensen of Lewisburg; one sister, Mary Yolann Spicak of Highland, Ind.; two grandchildren, Nicholas and Noah Jorgensen; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Mass for Mr. Kukula will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, from Saint John's Catholic Church with Father Bill Kelly officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunset Park Cemetery with military honors.
Visitation with the family will begin on Friday, Oct. 26, from 5 until 7:30 p.m. at Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home, with a Rosary at 7:30 p.m.
Condolences of sympathy can be sent to the family at www.billsmcgaugh.com.
Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.