Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 7 at 2 p.m. at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church with Rev. Todd J. Iverson officiating. Burial, with military rites, will be at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Immanuel Lutheran Church or the charity of one’s choice. The Hafemeister Funeral Home of Watertown is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Edward Henry Kuckkan was born on February 20, 1925 in Watertown, the son of Edward and Cora (Schuett). He attended St.Mark’s Lutheran grade school and Watertown High School. In 1943 Eddie enlisted in the United States Army and served his country in the European Theatre of WWII as a PFC. He was awarded a Silver Star, a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart and five battle stars. Eddie had been married to the former Betty Strohbusch. On June 22, 1961 he married the former Lorraine Boltz at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Watertown. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Eddie was employed as a driver for Allard Express in Watertown for 35 years. He received numerous awards competing in truck rodeos and was named Wisconsin Truck Driver of the Year in 1968. He was a member of Teamsters Union, local 695. Eddie enjoyed woodworking, making a variety of items. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling around the United States and Canada.
Eddie is survived by his wife, Lorraine, of Watertown, a daughter, Sandi Haseleu of Watertown, four grandchildren, Laurie (Rick) Hinze of Victoria, MN, Joel (Jodi)Haseleu, Todd (Tanya) Haseleu, and Matt (Diane) Haseleu, all of Watertown, six great grandchildren; Kiara Haseleu, Jamie (Robert) Gaines, Connor Haseleu, Katie (Tyler Parpart) Haseleu, Travis (Andrea) Walsh and Trisha Phillips, and one great great grandchild, Mercedes Parpart, three brothers; Orville Kuckkan, George (Kay) Kuckkan, and Louis (Ora) Kuckkan, all of Watertown, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Eddie was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Betty, a son-in-law, Chuck Haseleu, a great grandchild, Tiffany Haseleu, a brother, Harold Kuckkan, and two sister-in-laws, Rosemary Kuckkan and Lee Kuckkan.