August 21, 1968 ~ September 2, 2013
Deborah (Debbie) Ann Kukert joined God in heaven September 2, 2013 at St. Alexis Hospital in Bismarck, ND. Debbie was born August 21, 1968 in Orange County, CA. to Neal and Judith Jacobson. Debbie grew up in Fargo, ND and attended school at Holy Spirit Elementary and Shanley High School, graduating in 1986. She continued through life marrying Christopher Ricca and they raised two precious daughters, Christina Ashley (March 1, 1992) and Alexandra Nicole (December 2, 1993). Debbie met the love of her life, Wesley A. Kukert and they were joined together on November 27, 2010. Debbie loved her sports. She participated and excelled in both swimming and track and later in life played volleyball, a passion she truly loved. She enjoyed watching football and was a true Bison fan as well as the only known fan of the New York Jets (ok, maybe not the only one). She loved watching her girls in all of their activities. The Harley Davidson name became part of her life as she and Wes became a couple. Education was also an important part of her life as she was attending Bismarck State College, studying to become a social worker, at the time of her death. This path became evident to her through her membership in Narcotics Anonymous. Debbie's services to the fellowship will be missed. Debbie had many jobs throughout her life, but at the end she found a job she truly loved as a travel agent at Serco in Fargo, ND. Debbie's memories will be lived through her husband Wesley A. Kukert; daughters Christina Ricca and Alexandra (Matthew Gustafson) Ricca and her grandson Emmitt; step-children Kari Jacobs (children Alexis, Lyric, and Levi), Eric Kukert (children Jesslin and Zeller), and Nicholas Kukert; her parents Neal and Judy Jacobson; siblings Stephen (Lori) Jacobson, Kathryn (Curtis) Van Dyke, Laura (Jason) Boehler, Amy (Doug) Jacobson-Hay, Jennifer (Jeremy) Curtis, Julie (Eric) Long, and Michael (Erin) Jacobson. Debbie will also be remembered by her grandmas Frances Jacobson and Ione Brodigan, her in-laws, many neices and nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins, and dear friends. Debbie was preceded in death by her sister Jodi, her grandpas Vernon Jacobson and James Brodigan, and her uncle Jim Brodigan.
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