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Mary Sue Kukowski

June 6, 1954 — June 30, 2020

Mary Sue Kukowski, 66 of Winona died Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at her home.
Mary was born June 6, 1954 in Winona to Daniel J. and Bernice (Knapik) Eichman. She graduated from Cotter High School. On August 28, 1976, Mary was united in marriage to Roy "Butch" Kukowski. Through the years, Mary worked at Winona Monument, Miller Felpax and most recently at Wenonah Canoe.
She was a member of St. John Nepomucene and the Rosary Society. Mary was also active in the American Legion Auxiliary, volunteering at many fish frys; and a member of the WWBA and 600 Club.
Mary enjoyed gardening, playing darts, bowling, reading, spending time on the river and playing and scorekeeping for softball. Her family was her pride and joy. Mary always gave of herself, never wanting anything in return.
She is survived by her husband, Butch; four children, Kendra (Nick) Granseth, Brent (Becky) Kukowski, Becky (Derick) Ritter and Kelly (Brad) Bartelson; grandchildren, Logan, Preston, Regan, Lachlan, Madison, Andrew, Owen, William and one more on the way; sisters, Debra Myers, Karen (Frank) Ciszak, Julie Haedtke and Kathleen (Mike) Barnholtz; brother, Daniel Eichman; sisters-in-law, Linda (Mike) Cichanowski and Peggy (Ralph) Drazkowski; brother-in-law, Mike (Tammy) Kukowski; godchildren, Jon Eichman, Carrie Chapman, Andy Brommerich, and Tim Pozanc; and many nieces, nephews and close friends.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents and her parents-in-law, Roy & Ruth Kukowski.
A Gathering of Family and Friends will be 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Monday, July 6, 2020 at Hoff Celebration of Life Center - Goodview. Everyone is asked to follow social distancing guidelines. She will be laid to rest at St. Mary's Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to Team Vogel or Gundersen Lutheran Cancer Center.
Please share a memory of Mary, sign her online guestbook and view her video tribute when it becomes available at

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Monday, July 6, 2020

11:00am - 2:00 pm

Hoff Celebration of Life Center - Goodview

3480 Service Dr, Winona, MN 55987

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