Doreen Kae Harlow - Kukuk

doreen harlow - kukuk

Doreen Harlow Kukuk, 61, of Cando, ND and Perham MN, passed away on September 6th, 2023 after a brief illness with kidney failure.

Doreen was born on December 2nd, 1961 to Walter Nelson Harlow and Betty Louise Solhjem in Fargo ND. After Doreen graduated from Moorhead Senior High School in 1980, she went on to serve others as waitress, bartender and horse trainer. She loved helping others and cherished working with and helping animals as well as people. Doreen was more concerned with helping others than her own well-being. She desired to serve others and make their lives easier, displaying a true servant attitude.

Soon after high school, Doreen gave birth to her first son Ryan Stepan. She loved him so much that she wanted to ensure he had a great life that she was unable to provide at the time. She later met her husband, Ted Kukuk and went on to have her daughter Tiffany and son Kenny. Doreen was proud of her three children and always smiled with joy when she bragged about their accomplishments.

Doreen was predeceased by her father Walter Nelson Harlow. She is survived by her mother Betty Louise Harlow (Perham, MN). Daughter Tiffany (Derrick) Kukuk (Lake Park, MN), two sons Ryan (Bridget) Stepan (Ray, ND) and Kenny Kukuk (Williston, ND), Three sisters; Diane Tyge (Perham, MN), Darleen (Johnnie) Griffin (San Diego, CA) and Denise (Mark) Christinson (Cavalier, ND). Beloved Grandchildren; Harkin, Mara and Hensley. Cherished nephews & nieces; Adam, Luke, Jacob, Tia, Laura & Lacey. A host of cousins (Harlow & Solhjem families), friends and co-workers who love and will miss her.

Services will be held at Cando Lutheran Church at 304 5th Avenue, Cando, ND 58324 on September 16th at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Cando Volunteer Fire Department, K9s for Warriors, or an Animal Rescue organization of your choice, organizations Doreen felt strongly about.

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  1. So sorry for your loss. I just went through it as you know. No matter how prepared you are you are never prepared enough.

  2. Tiffany, Kenny and Ryan we are so very sorry to hear this. Doey meant a lot to us for the many years she lived in Cando. Hold her close in your heart and remember all the great memories.❤️

  3. Tiffany, Kenny, and Teddy. We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences to you all. Hugs, thoughts and prayers going out to you and yours.

  4. Deepest sympathies to you and the families. Doey was loved by many in Cando and always enjoyed our visits. Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

  5. Doreen and I worked together. We got the work done and had fun. Last time I seen her was in church. She gave me a big hug and started telling me about her kids. Until we meet again

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