John Kukla

John KuklaJohn Ross Kukla, 23, of Washington, Mo., died July 18, 2010, in Washington, Mo.

He was born April 1, 1987, in San Luis Obispo, Calif., a son of John Kukla Jr. and Candace Mayall Kukla.

Surviving are his parents, John and Candace Kukla (Jack and Jill) of Carthage; one brother, Steven Kukla of Carthage; paternal grandmother, “Granny” Wanda Wear of Carthage; and maternal grandfather, “Gramps” Willis Mayall of Union, Mo.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Natasha Jacqueline Kukla; paternal grandfather, Ed Wear; and maternal grandmother, Margaret Mayall.

He lived most of his childhood in Oregon and moved to Missouri when he was a teen. He attended Union High School and continued his education at St. Louis University.

He started his construction career with S/K Contractors in Washington. He was a skilled tile setter. He was a supervisor for Elite Contractors.

A celebration of John’s life will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, at First Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall, located at 321 E. Main St. in Carthage. A light meal will be served following the celebration.

Memorials may be made to John Ross Kukla Memorial at any First Community Bank branch.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/28/2010 (pending) and 8/18/2010