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1930 Joe 2023

Joseph Arnold Kultgen

March 1, 1930 — December 1, 2023


Joseph “Joe” Arnold Kultgen, 93, of Ronan, Montana passed away peacefully at his home with family by his side on December 1, 2023.

Joe was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada on March 1, 1930, to Nicolas Emil and Grace Kultgen. Joe married his first wife, Betty, and had a son and three daughters, then divorced. Then Joe married his second wife, Barbara, and had a son, two daughters, and two stepsons. Together, they then raised three grandkids.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, brother, sisters, nephews, cousins, daughter, son, stepson, and other special friends.

Joe is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughter Judy Calvi of Mississippi (two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren & three great, great- grandchildren); daughter Debbie; son Mike (Brandy & two grandsons); daughter Diane (Kyle & two grandchildren) of Ronan, Montana; stepson Bryan of Omsberg, New Mexico (Michelle, three grandchildren, & two great-grandchildren); granddaughter Nikki Brosten (Chad & three great-grandchildren); Shae Zanca (Jess) of Missoula; grandson Savior Zanca (& two grandchildren); brother Urban Kultgen (Karen & family) of Whitlash, MT; brother Russell Kultgen (Bev & family) of Lethbridge, Canada; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.

Joe’s greatest accomplishments in life were loving his wife, kids, grandkids, great-grandkids and great, great-grandkids.

A celebration of Joe’s life will be held in spring/summer.
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