Daisy Ester Stutzman


(July 20, 2005)

Daisy Ester Stutzman, 90, died Wednesday morning, July 20 at the Powell Valley Care Center.

Funeral services are pending at the Union Presbyterian Church in Powell, with arrangements by Thompson Funeral Home. For more information call the funeral home at 754-3322.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 23 at Union Presbyterian Church for Daisy E. (Kukuk) Stutzman, who died Wednesday, July 20 at the Powell Nursing Home where she had been a resident for three years. She had just celebrated her 90th birthday.

The Rev. David Hunter officiated at services and burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.

She was born in Bismarck, N.D., on July 2, 1915, daughter of Max and Elizabeth Kloss Kukuk. She moved with her family to the Garland area and attended elementary school there, then transferred to Powell where she graduated from high school with the class of 1933.

On June 7, 1935, she married Glenn Stutzman in Cody. They had just celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.

To this union, two children were born: John Max and Glenda. She was a wonderful cook and took pleasure in preparing fine food for her family. She was a member of the Union Presbyterian Church and formerly sang in the church choir. She also belonged to Eastern Star and Daughters of the Nile and played in a bridge club for many years. She was an avid collector of antiques.

She and Glenn enjoyed travel and toured England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and Alaska and took a cruise through the Panama Canal, as well as visiting many places in the United States.

Survivors include her husband, Glenn, of Powell; son John Max Stutzman (Bobbie) of Powell; daughter Glenda Jean Powell (Steve) of Tumacacori, Ariz.; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; her step-mother, Mary Kukuk; and a brother and half-sister, Danny and Debbie Kukuk.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Walter.

Pallbearers included grandsons Tod and Brett Stutzman, great-grandson Lee Stutzman, grandson-in-law Chris Victorian, and Wes Metzler and Don Easton.

For those who wish, the family would appreciate memorials to the Presbyterian Church or a charity of choice.