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Patrick M. Kukla

September 7, 1960 — May 31, 2023

East Leroy

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Patrick M. Kukla of East Leroy, MI on May 31, 2023 at the age of 62. 

Although Pat suffered many years, he died peacefully in the arms of our Lord at Rose Arbor Hospice Place (Kalamazoo) with his devoted wife Annette (McClusky) Kukla by his side.  

If you had the privilege to know this larger than life, strong willed, lucky, man of faith, you knew his love for his parents, Robert Sr. and Rita (Maroney), deceased; his aunt Colette (deceased); his loving sister Karen (Mike) Rafalski and brother Bob (deceased).  He enjoyed being uncle Pat (UP) to Kim Stephanites (Dave Scanlon);  her children (Mikayla,Tony), Tom(Lisa) and Carrie.

Pat had a quiet but strong love for his own children, Christina Kukla, Patrick and Daniel as well as for step children Ana and Aaron Talley. Know that if you loved Pat, you were generously loved by him. 

Pat served his country in the US Navy and loved guns and all things military.  He also served as a homeland security officer at the Battle Creek Federal Center (15 years +) with many other dedicated officers and friends. 

DA BEARS Football and his Chicago buddies/brother Pat Giglio(Joyce) were always #1!! And close to his big heart!

Pat enjoyed hosting several annual parties at his countryside home in East Leroy. He is home in God's Country now and forever!

The family would like to thank Oaklawn Dr. T. Farchone and DaVita Dialysis of Battle Creek Dr. G. Adams and his staff for their care of Pat. 

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 14,  2023 at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with family and a Rosary Service at 3:30 p.m.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, June 15, 2023 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church , 61 23rd St N, Battle Creek, MI.  Interment with full military honors will follow at Fort Custer National Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. 

Memorial donations may be made to DaVita Dialysis of Battle Creek, MI., 220 Goodale E. Battle Creek, MI 49017 or a Military organization of your choice. Pat loved Wounded Warrior, Tunnels to Towers, or any local veteran's organization.  Personal messages for the family can be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.  

Service Schedule

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Prayer Service

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

3:30 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Cremation Preneed Care

105 Capital Ave NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017

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Visitation

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Cremation Preneed Care

105 Capital Ave NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017

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Mass

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Starts at 11:30 am (Eastern time)

St. Joseph Catholic Church

61 N 23rd St, Battle Creek, MI 49015

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