The funeral service for Clarence Kukrall, 94, of Loyalton, is 10:30 AM Monday at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Roscoe. Interment with Military Honors will be at 1:30 PM Monday at the Ipswich City Cemetery.
Visitation is 5-7:00 PM Sunday at Gramm Funeral Home in Ipswich and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.
Clarence was born November 18, 1923 in Montepelier Township near Loyalton, SD to Joe and Anna (Kadlec) Kukrall. He attended country school and farmed with his father four miles northeast of Loyalton.
In 1941 he enlisted in the Conservation Corp and was discharged in 1942. In 1944 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. When he was discharged from the military he returned home to begin a lifetime of farming.
Clarence married Doris Schumacher on October 24, 1956 at Roscoe, SD. They made their home together on a farm southeast of Loyalton where they worked together raising all sorts of livestock and grains.
While Clarence tended to the farming, Doris worked tirelessly upholstering furniture for many area residents. He was always in awe of her talents and work.
Clarence found his peace on the prairie. The life of farmer suited him just fine. He loved caring for animals and eagerly awaited the grain harvest every year. His vacation was what others would call work. He simply loved being a farmer.
Clarence had served his community over the years as a township superintendent and by being on the St. Paul Lutheran Church Council where he maintained a lifetime membership. He was also a member of the local American Legion and an honorary member of the Palmer Lake VFW in Brooklyn Park, MN.
Clarence died Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Ipswich Care and Rehab in Ipswich.
Thankful for having shared in his life are his son, Wayne (Teresa) Kukrall of Loyalton; his daughter, Sharon (Robert) Rohrbach of Brooklyn Park, MN; two brothers, William (Joan) Kukrall of Aberdeen and Delano (Eileen) Kukrall of Ipswich; one sister, Lorraine Gebhard of Faulkton; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
His parents and four brothers, Wilbert, Rene, Willard and Roy preceded him in death.
Sunday, June 10, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Gramm Funeral Home
720 6th Street North
Ipswich, South Dakota 57451
Monday, June 11, 2018
St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church
206 N. Andrew St.
Roscoe, SD 57471