John Kukar

By Press Release


John Kukar died Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, at The Homestead in Montrose. He was 87.

John Philip Kukar was born in Pueblo Nov. 21, 1928, to John Sr. and Mary Ann Jacklich. He grew up and attended school in Pueblo and Calhan. After graduating, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps. He served for 21 years, with an additional eight years in the reserves.

He married Molly Caviezel, who died in 2002. They had two sons. He married Dolores Armstrong; she died in May 2015.

Mr. Kukar enjoyed his family and playing the accordion.

He is survived by his sons, John A. Kukar of Delta and Mike (Heidi) Kukar of Montrose; and five grandchildren, Araiya, Alyssa, Kaden, Sienna and Andrew.

A memorial service was held Friday, Dec. 11, at Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors. A reception followed at Signature Events. Interment is at Calhan Memorial Cemetery in Calhan.

Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors handled the arrangements.