Class of 1976
1976 Maroon Spotlight
Duane David Kukuk
September 5, 1957 – October 12, 1978
Duane David Kukuk, 21, Hennessey, formerly of Perry, died at 9:45 p.m. Thursday at Baptist Medical center at Oklahoma City of injuries received in a one-vehicle traffic mishap northwest of Perry on Sept. 16.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Christ Lutheran church with Rev. Walter J. Wehmeier officiating. Burial will be in Richburg cemetery, five miles east and two and a half south of Perry, under direction of Parker Funeral home.
Born Sept. 5, 1957, in Perry, Kukuk was never married. He had lived in Red Rock, Perry and Marland communities. For the past year, he had been working in the Hennessey area as a truck driver. Kukuk was a member of Christ Lutheran church. A memorial fund has been established at Christ Lutheran church.
A benefit dinner and dance have been scheduled for next Thursday evening at the women’s fair building. Proceeds will go to a fund to help meet the medical expenses. Mrs. Judy Avery is chairman of arrangements. Tickets are on sale at several businesses in Perry.
Survivors include his step-father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Lewis, Perry; his father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. David Kukuk, Perry; two sisters, Mrs. Cathy Gayle Estes, Perry, and Brenda Lewis, Perry; three brothers, Jerry Kukuk, Gary Kukuk and Danny Kukuk, all of Perry; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Karcher, Stillwater; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kukuk, Perry; his great-grandmother, Mrs. Emma Pagel, Perry; and one niece.