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Stanley "Stan" Kukla, Jr.

April 25, 1963 — March 5, 2023

Stanley "Stan"  Kukla, Jr., 59, of La Porte, passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2023 at St. Mary Medical Center, Inc.

Stan was born in La Porte, IN, on April 25, 1963 to Stanley Adam and Pauline (Mrozinski) Kukla.

On May 31, 2008,  in La Porte, he married Tammy who survives him.  Also surviving are his sons, Stanley (Becky) Kukla of La Porte, Stephen (Kristen) Kukla of Plymouth, and Garrett (Sarah) Kautz of La Porte; daughter, Mallory (Brett Buckingham) Kautz of Chicago, IL; grandchildren, Amanda Kukla, Kade Kukla, Kenzie Kukla, Jenna Kautz and Amelia Kautz; brother, Chris (Pam) Kukla of La Porte; sisters, Debbie (Dave) Orszulak of La Porte and Andi (Jim) Fabrowicz of La Porte; sister-in-law, Mary Kay Kukla of Georgia; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as Sis, his cat.

Stan was preceded in death by his parents and brother, John Kukla.

He was a mill attendant at US Steel for many years.  Stan loved Disney and spending time with his grandchildren  He enjoyed his Harley Davidson motorcycle, camping, and looking for shark teeth on the beach in Florida..

Stan also proudly served his country in the United States Navy.

Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte.

A Memorial Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the NewDay Foundation of La Porte, P.O. Box 13, La Porte, IN 46352, or to the charity of the donor's choice.

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