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Bernard P. Kurkowski

June 6, 1942 February 22, 2016
Bernard P. Kurkowski
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Bernard Paul Kurkowski of Frederic, WI passed away peacefully early Monday, February 22, 2016, at the age of 73, at Frederic Nursing and Rehab.

Bernie was born the first child of 12 to Ben and Fran Kurkowski, also of Frederic, on June 6, 1942. Bernie grew up and attended school in Frederic, WI where he met and married Jan (Dahlberg), they later divorced. Bernie was active in the Boy Scouts of America, softball, fishing, snowmobiling and hunting with his brothers. He also very much enjoyed cooking for people and watching football on TV.

He enjoyed many different jobs, working with his hands, being creative. He was active 16 years of service in the MN and WI National Guard. He worked many years as an electrician while in WI, then trying his hand at construction once he moved to California, and then a cook when he moved to Oklahoma. A man of many facets and talents, he enjoyed them all and had an incredible outlook, enjoying to see pleasure brought to those around him.

Bernie is preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Fran Kurkowski; his brothers, John and Pat.

He is survived by his children, Tony Kurkowski of Los Angeles, CA and Lisa (Kurkowski) Kohlmeyer of Chatfield MN; his grandchildren, Kris Kurkowski (Tonys son) and Haley and Noah Kohlmeyer (Lisas children); his siblings, Bunny (Dan) Fitzgerald, Peggy (Larry) Sutherland, Mary McKnight, Kathy Daniels, Jim (Diana) Kurkowski, Ray (Kordi) Kurkowski, Leo (Nancy) Kurkowski, Mike Kurkowski and Charles Kurkowski; special long-time friend to Dessiree Paoli, Dorinda Marler and Damian Turnbough and their families.

The Funeral Mass for will be held at St. Dominic Catholic Church on Sunday, April 17th at 1:30pm.

You are invited to sign an online guestbook at or . Arrangements are entrusted to Rowe Funeral Home in Frederic, 715-327-4475 and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown, 715-825-5550.
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1:30 PM 4/17/2016 1:30:00 PM - 2:30 PM 4/17/2016 2:30:00 PM
St. Dominic Catholic Church

107 West Birch Street
Frederic, WI 54837

St. Dominic Catholic Church
107 West Birch Street Frederic 54837 WI
United States

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