John C. “Jack” Kuta, 77 of Loup City, NE died Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Rose Lane Home in Loup City. Celebration of Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 13 at St. Josaphat’s Catholic Church. Father Scott Harter will celebrate the mass. Interment will be held at the Evergreen Cemetery in Loup City. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, August 12 at the church with Vigil Service to be held at 7:00 p.m. at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Kuta family or donor’s choice.
John C. “Jack Kuta was born April 21, 1942 at Omaha, NE to John M. and Agnes (Gable) Kuta. He grew up and attended school in Loup City and graduated from Loup City High School. He married Peggy Caldwell on November 26, 1966 at Ainsworth, NE. Jack was a heavy equipment operator his entire life. He worked on the Sherman Reservoir Dam, Calamus Dam and Davis Creek Dam. He also worked with Jim Barker doing land leveling. He loved being on the farm and was partners with his father. You could often catch him riding his horse and roping. He was an avid hunter, hunting deer and racoons with his good friend, Doc McClary. He also enjoyed boxing and loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy of Loup City, NE; son, John (Barb) Kuta of Loup City, NE; daughters, Teresa (Chancy) Swick of Ogallala, NE; Kris (Shawn) Hruby of Loup City, NE; Amanda (James) Wedemeyer of Ravenna, NE; Ann (Casey) Hurlburt of Ord, NE; 13 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren with one on the way; brother, Francis (Ellen) Kuta of Grand Island, NE; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Jack was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Vernon Kuta and infant sister, Jeanette Kuta.