The Edmond Sun

April 9, 2013

Manuel E. Kuta


The Edmond Sun

EDMOND —     Manuel Edward “Mark” Kuta, 83, of Edmond, Okla., passed away April 4, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Okla. He was the son of Willie Joe and Rose Kuta of Montgomery, Texas. After high school, Mark attended Texas A&M University majoring in Agriculture. He owned a feed mill in Crockett, Texas, before moving the family to Tucson, Ariz., where he worked at Copper State Chemical Co. while obtaining his Master’s degree at the University of Arizona so he could teach high school agriculture classes. He worked his way up to a national sales manager position, living also in New York, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Iowa and Texas again, before moving to Oklahoma in 2007.

    Mark was a good husband, excellent dad, great provider, honest and fair.

    He is preceded in death by his parents and by the love of his life, Theresa Mae Kuta, whom he married on November 5, 1955.

    He is survived by his daughter and husband Kathy and Rick Ault of Edmond, Okla., son and wife, Mark and Flavia Kuta of Denver, Colo., son and wife Dane and Tomoko Kuta of San Diego, Calif.; granddaughter and husband, Kelsey and Chris LaPlante; grandsons, Andrew Ault, Nicholas Ault and Calvin Kuta; granddaughters, Daniela Kuta and Cristina Kuta; great-grandchildren, Jackson LaPlante, Mackenzie LaPlante, Dawson LaPlante; sister and husband, Mary and Valentine Mock; sister, Frances Swonke, and many nieces and nephews.

    Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Baggerley Funeral Home, 930 S. Broadway, Edmond, with interment following at Gracelawn Cemetery.