Rita A. Kuka, 58

Rita Ann Kuka, age 58, of Watertown, passed away Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, with her family by her side.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Watertown. There will be visitation Friday, Dec. 27 in the church from 4 to 8 p.m., with a rosary service at 4 p.m. Visitation will continue Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the Mass. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

“Can’t have champagne on a beer budget.”

Arrangements are with the Iten’s Watertown Funeral Home.

Rita was born Feb. 10, 1961, in Watertown, to Thomas J. and Marian F. (Swartzer) Kuka Sr.

She was a 1979 graduate of Watertown Mayer High School.

A loving daughter, sister, aunt and friend, Rita was a hard worker.

She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas J. Kuka Sr.; brother Thomas Kuka Jr.; and grandparents George and Susan (Gallus) Swartzer, and Paul and Veronica (Pilgram) Kuka.

Rita is survived by her mother, Marian; siblings Rose (Kevin) Menden, Ruth (Rodolfo) Castillo, Dale (Monica) Kuka, Diane (Thomas) Lueck, Kelly Kuka and Tony Anya, and Amy Kuka; as well as many nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews, cousins, and extended family.

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