The Billings Outpost

Dorothy Jean Kukla

Dorothy Jean Kukla, 86, of Billings, died Tuesday, July 9, 2013. She had been a resident of Highgate Assisted Living for six years before moving to Aspen Meadows.

She was born July 28, 1926, to Glen and Mary Smith and had eight siblings. She married Frank Kukla in Worland, Wyo., on Nov. 15, 1941.

She and her husband farmed with Ollie Kukla in Burlington, Wyo., later purchasing a wheat farm on Blue Creek by Billings. After retiring, they moved to Florida before coming back to Billings.

Survivors include a sister, Betty Johnson; daughters, Sydney Heidema and Merrylee Roberts; a son, Gerald Kukla; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be at noon Thursday, July 11, at Cremation & Funeral Gallery.

 

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