Clyde Kukert, 71, died of a heart attack while hunting on November 23, 2018. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, November 30, 2018 at McCabe United Methodist Church, Bismarck. Burial will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5 – 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00, on Thursday, Nov. 29, at Bismarck Funeral Home.
Clyde Lee Kukert was born November 17, 1947 to Albert and Leona (Heather) Kukert in McClusky, ND. He then moved to Fargo and graduated Fargo Central High School in 1965. He joined the Marine Corp and served two tours in Vietnam as a rifleman. While serving he married JoEllen “Cookie” Lindsey in 1967, and enjoyed that special love for 51 years. He was wounded in combat and received the Purple Heart. They were blessed with twin sons Norman and Curtis. Clyde went on to complete his college education and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rapid City National Business College, SD. After returning to Fargo, Clyde started his career with the Internal Revenue Service as a tax auditor. Then they had their third son, Timothy. While continuing to work for the IRS in Bismarck for 42 years, he became well known as the “tax man” on the radio. He was a life member of the American Legion, AMVETS, and VFW. After retirement he enjoyed walking with JoEllen, coffee at McDonald’s every day, reading and deer hunting. Family meant everything to Clyde including his grandpuppy Zoom.
He is survived by the love of his life, JoEllen; son, Curt (Sue); brothers Delano (Kay), Allen (Pat); sisters Sherleen Larson, Carol (Jim) Sharp; and sister-in-law Sharon Kukert.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his sons, Norm and Tim; his brothers Jerry (Diane), and Larry; brother-in-law Terry Larson; and nephews Jason Schlaht and Johnny Kukert.