Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Genevieve Marion Kuklinski

Fort Myers, FL – Mrs. Genevieve M. Kuklinski, 94, passed away at Hope Hospice in Lehigh Acres, Florida on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 (Pearl Harbor Day).

Genevieve was born in Milwaukee on November 27, 1917, to Paul and Mary (nee: Iglar) Moherek, and lived in Racine most of her life.

Genevieve worked as a beautician for many years, first in Milwaukee and then in Racine up until she retired in 1952 to start her family. Genevieve was an active member of St Edward Catholic Church. Her late husband, John Kuklinski Sr., co-owned and managed the Eagle Hotel with Genevieve’s two brothers, the late Emil and Rudy Moherek. She enjoyed bowling, playing cards, traveling and playing with her five doggies and loved being with family.

Surviving are her three children: John Jr. and his wife, Susan Kuklinski of Alabama, Jean and her husband, Don Kotara of Florida, and James who is living currently in El Salvador; grandchildren, Jennifer, Andrew and Alex Kuklinski, all of Alabama, Tanya Hale-Sapp and Carl (Bo) Hale of Florida, and M’hadji Idari Ali of the Comoros Islands; one great-grandchild, Hunter Sapp of Florida; one sister-in-law, Adell Moherek of Florida; and many nieces, nephews and cousins in Wisconsin, New Jersey, Florida, Illinois and Poland.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Edward Catholic Church on Thursday morning, December 15, 2011, at 11 a.m. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery on Highway 32. Friends may meet with the family at St Edwards Catholic Church on Thursday morning from 10 a.m. until time of the Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Breast Cancer Society and/or the Hope Hospice Health Park of Florida in Genevieve’s name has been suggested.

1212 Lathrop Ave., Racine 262-634-3361

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