Bay City, Michigan
Our beloved mother, daughter, sister and friend passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014 at McLaren Bay Region after a lengthy battle with cancer, age 51. The daughter of Edward J. and Arlene J. (Brown) Kukla she was born September 20, 1962 in Bay City and has resided here all of her life. Geraldine graduated from Bay CityWesternHigh School in 1981 and was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Parish. She enjoyed baking, cooking, gardening and volunteering at her daughter Kelsey’s school. Geraldine loved her family dearly and often cherished spending time with all of them at cook-outs and holidays.
Surviving are two daughters, Kayla Rose Kukla and Kelsey Marie Rogers, Geraldine’s loving mother, Arlene J. Kukla and eight sisters and brothers: Catherine L. Myers, Richard J. Kukla, Dennis A. (Barb) Kukla, Sr., Donald J. (Lori) Kukla, Delores A. Kukla, Daniel R. Kukla, Kenneth T. (Anne) Kukla, Suzanne M. (Lee) Schroeder, many nieces and nephews, Geraldine was predeceased by her father, Edward “Jim” Kukla and a brother in-law, Bruce Myers.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 10:00am at St. Vincent DePaul Parish. Fr. James Carlson and Sr. Virginia Scally, SNDdeN will preside over the funeral rites and graveside interment will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2:00 to 8:00pm and at church on Wednesday after 9:00am. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to ‘family wishes.”