OBITUARY

Mary Rita Kuch

May 11, 1943April 3, 2018
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Mary Rita (Manning) Kuch entered into eternal life on April 3, 2018 at the age of 74. She was greeted in Heaven by her mother and father Margaret and George Manning and her brother John Manning. She leaves behind on earth her husband John Kuch; daughters: Rose (Mike) Klapkowski and Linda (John) Mahlie; grandchildren: Joseph, Ella and David Klapkowski, Lorelei and Evan Mahlie; sister Patricia (Jack) Zofkie; sister-in-law Dorothy Manning; brother Jim (Denise) Manning; sister Helen (Karl) Schaeflein; and brother George (Dorie) Manning. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, April 9, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. DIRECTLY at St James the Less Catholic Church, 9640 Kennedy Ave., Highland, IN with Rev. Thomas Cabala officiating. Interment will follow at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Crown Point, IN. Friends are invited to meet with the family Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Road (two blocks south of Ridge Road) Highland, IN. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Vincent De Paul Society at St. James the Less Catholic Church in Highland, Indiana.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, April 8, 2018
  • A Mass of Christian Burial Monday, April 9, 2018
REMEMBERING

Mary Rita Kuch

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Evelyn & Bob Visser

April 12, 2018

We send our deepest sympathies to John, Rose, Linda and families. Mary leaves behind a loving family and she’ll never be forgotten. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother, and will be missed. Feeling very sad for all of you and keeping the Kuch family in my thoughts and prayers as you cope with your loss and grief during this very difficult time.

Maureen Hanson

April 7, 2018

Mary, John and I go back to grammar school at Sacred Heart. I have many fond memories of Mary when we were innocent little kids finding our way with the help of the wonderful sisters. She was always a humble, kind and loving woman. I am sending prayers for John and the family and will always remember Mary as the wonderful, kind, thoughtful friend that she has been.

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Maureen Hanson

Jaye Nelson

April 6, 2018

My prayers for Mary Rita, John, children , grandchildren. May peace be with you always. Sr. Jaye

Lenore Pristash

April 5, 2018

I will always remember the wonderful Thanksgiving dinners we had in John and Mary's lower level of their house. Mary hard working in the kitchen making the turkey and John and me stealing the crispy skin. Mary was the sweetest woman I have EVER met. I will have Mary, John, and their entire family in my prayers. May the perpetual light shine upon her.

John Kuch

April 5, 2018

Thoughts and prayers to uncle John, Rose, Linda and family. I can remember when I and my parents (Jim & Marge) met Mary ; it was Christmas Eve and I was serving midnight mass and my dad had invited uncle John to spend Christmas Eve with us and to babysit my siblings while my parents attended mass with me. I recall when we returned that nite, Uncle John and Mary were cuddled up on the couch in front of the fire . That's when we first met Mary and also realized how smitten Uncle John was and how happy they were together. That Christmas Eve was December 24,1972- over 45 years ago. I am happy to remember the beginnings of their relationship and glad that they built a happy life together from that special Christmas Eve so many years ago.
John Kuch

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Biography

Mary Rita (Manning) Kuch entered into eternal life on April 3, 2018 at the age of 74. She was greeted in Heaven by her mother and father Margaret and George Manning and her brother John Manning. She leaves behind on earth her husband John Kuch; daughters: Rose (Mike) Klapkowski and Linda (John) Mahlie; grandchildren: Joseph, Ella and David Klapkowski, Lorelei and Evan Mahlie; sister Patricia (Jack) Zofkie; sister-in-law Dorothy Manning; brother Jim (Denise) Manning; sister Helen (Karl) Schaeflein; and brother George (Dorie) Manning.