Gloria Kukla

Funeral services for Gloria Kukla, 71, of Dickinson formerly of Killdeer, was at 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 6, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Killdeer with Father Casimir Paluck celebrating. 




Burial followed in the Killdeer Cemetery, Killdeer.

Visitation for Gloria was Thursday, May 5th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Stevenson Funeral Home in Dickinson with a Rosary & Vigil service being held at 6:00 p.m. Visitation continued one hour prior to the service at the church.

Gloria passed away Monday May 2, 2016 at CHI St. Alexius in Bismarck.


Gloria Ann Braun was born August 8, 1944, the only daughter to Louis and Katherine (Schwindt) Braun on the family farm near Killdeer, where she grew up with eight brothers. Gloria graduated from Killdeer High School in 1962. Following graduation, she moved to Dickinson where she worked at First National Bank. She married Dennis Hartman in August 1964. To this union daughter Janine was born in 1965. Gloria began her career at the Dunn County Court House as Register of Deeds in Manning and continued working there until 1986. She married Clarence Kukla on August 19, 1970. To this union son Dale was born. She finished her career at Dickinson Title and retired in Dickinson where she currently lived. Gloria enjoyed feeding the bunnies and squirrels around her house, along with gardening, crossword puzzles and celebrity cryptograms.


Gloria is survived by her daughter, Janine (Matthew) Schmidt of Gering, NE; son, Dale Kukla of Rochester, MN; grandchildren, Jessica Stauffer, Katherine Stauffer, Landen Hall, Griffin Kukla and Garrin Kukla; brothers, Leo (Maxine) Braun of Dickinson, Ray (JoAnn) Braun of Redmond, OR, Louie (Jean) Braun of Dickinson, Jerry (Maggie) Braun of Reno, NV, Clarence (Joan) Braun of Mandan, Dan (Sharon) Braun of Mandan, and numerous nieces and nephews.


She is preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Katherine, and brothers, Frank and Jim Braun.


Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at


Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory – Dickinson, ND

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