Josef  Kulka

Obituary of Josef V. Kulka

Josef (Joe) V. Kulka, beloved husband and father, passed peacefully on June 7, at age 83, in Tempe, AZ, his place of residence since 1986. Joe was born and raised in Oklahoma City. He served in the Marines, retired as a Lieutenant with the Albuquerque Police Department in 1981, and afterwards went on to work for Hewlett Packard, H&R Block, and State Farm before entering full retirement. Joe had hobbies of all kinds but enjoyed woodworking the most.

Joe is preceded in death by his parents Arnost & Frantiska (Balabon) Kulka; brother Ernest Kulka; sister Olga Goforth; one grandchild Keaton.

He is survived by his wife Debra; two daughters Shawn Conner and Kim Estes; son Josef Kulka; grandchildren Timothy, Keely, Conner, Tia, and Jagger. Also, one sister Helen and husband John Ore.


Private Services will be held at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to The National Kidney Foundation at Please Notify Debra Kulka at

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