Loretta M. Kuka


Loretta M. Kuka, 91, of Arcadia, and formerly of Independence, died Monday, June 7, 2021, at her home.

Loretta was born January 1, 1930, in Arcadia Township, Trempealeau County, to Stanley and Josephine (Kujak) Klimek. She married Marcus R. Kuka, September 18, 1950, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Arcadia. He died May 4, 2011.

The couple farmed until 2011, and then Loretta moved to Arcadia. Loretta worked at Ashley Furniture for 20 years. She was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and its rosary society.

Loretta is survived by four children: Beverly (Norm) Hoch of Arcadia, David (Rita) Kuka of Independence, Duane (Sandra) Kuka of Taylor and Betty (Al) Baker of Arcadia; eight grandchildren: Paul (Michelle) Hoch, Sara (Nathan) Cooper, Laura Hoch, Dawn, Andrew and Dana Kuka, Michael and Mark Baker; four great-grandchildren: Lucas Hoch, Jasmine Robinson, Anna Hoch and Esther Cooper; brother, Frank (Marie) Klimek of Arcadia.

She was preceded in death by her husband; grandchildren: Gwen Hoch, Danielle and Seth Kuka; and a sister, Marian Klimek.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, June 11, 2021, at 10:30 a.m., at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Independence with burial in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be held at Edison Funeral Home in Independence on Thursday, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with a prayer service and rosary at 7:30 p.m., and on Friday, one hour prior to the Mass at the church.

Online condolences may be offered at www.edisonfuneralhome.com.

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