Jerry Kulwicki

Born: Fri., Apr. 1, 1932
Died: Sun., Mar. 11, 2012


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Mar. 14, 2012
Location: W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Thu., Mar. 15, 2012
Location: Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

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Jerry Kulwicki, age 79, passed away March 11, 2012, surrounded by his loving family.  He was born April 1, 1932 to Virginia and John Kulwicki. Jerry had a great zest for life that he shared with everyone he met.
Jerry married his high school sweetheart Ann (Jones) on June 7, 1952.  He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.  Upon his return, he became the owner of Jerry’s Variety Store for over 20 years.  Later he was an insurance agent until he retired in 1994.  Jerry had a lifelong love of sports and was an avid golfer.  He coached CYO sports for years.  He was past president of Club 16 and a lifelong member of Holland Post 646.  
Jerry was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 45 years, Ann and his brothers Edwin, Donald and Ralph.  He is survived by his brothers, Robert (Jane) and Paul; loving children Michael (Anahid), Kim (Art) McCulloch, Kay (Tom) Truckor, John, David (Laura) and Gina (Ken) Sumner; adoring grandchildren Sevan, Nicole, Scott (Kristie), Alex (Dusty), Tyler, Nick, Scott, Cory (Aaron), Gretchen, Lauren, Tori, Anna, Abby, Todd (Amanda), Travis, Samantha and Casey; dear great grandchildren, Caroline, Cameron, Bayler and Kellan John; and many dear nieces, nephews and dear friends.  
Family and friends may visit at the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy., on Wednesday from 2-8pm. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 10:00am at Our Lady of Lourdes Church where family and friends may visit after 9:30am.  Memorial Tributes by be directed to the Hospitality Kitchen at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, St. Vincent DePaul Society or the charity of the donor’s choice.

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John & Cindy McCulloch
   Posted Tue March 13, 2012
Our deepest sympathy goes out to Kim and the entire family. Though we did not see Jerry that often, he always made it seem like it was just yesterday that we were all gathered in Kim & Art''s home laughing and really enjoying each other''s company. Jerry is a very special man that always made everyone feel like they were his best friends. Thank you Jerry for all the wonderful times we had together. May God Bless you and keep you, may He shine His Face upon you and give you His peace.

Pam (Bowser) Lambert
   Posted Tue March 13, 2012
To the Kulwicki Family, Condolences to you all! I went to grade school with John (graduated in 1973) and I remember his Dad and their store. Good memories! I will have you all in my prayers! The Lord be with you all!

Roxanne Grinonneau
   Posted Tue March 13, 2012
Dear Kulwicki Family,
When I was about 14 or 15, your Dad, reported my smoking & drinking to my dad, Bill Palicki, on at least 2 occasions. At the time, I did not appreciate getting in trouble via Mr. Kulwicki!:) After growing up, I appreciated his intervening on my behalf, but never took the time to let him know how much respect I had for him for caring enough to talk to my dad. I hope that you find solace in knowing that he touched my life in a very positive way ( and I know many others)! It is comforting to know that there are always angels among us!
Deepest Hearfelt Sympathy to You & Yours,

Roxanne (Palicki) Grinonneau

Howard Mishkind
   Posted Tue March 13, 2012
Dear Kulwicki family,

While I only met Mr. Kulwicki once, I know how much he was loved by his children, especially his son Dave. From the stories that Dave told me, I know that Mr. Kulwicki loved life and lived life to the fullest. I hope that the happy memories of your father, grandfather and great-grandfather will last a lifetime and will cause you happiness and not sadness when you reflect on his life and all the people that he touched. May God bless you and help you all in this time of sadness.
Respectfully, Howard Mishkind

Rhonda (Dahlke) sparks
   Posted Wed March 14, 2012
Dear Kulwicki Family,
Grew up down the street and everyone remembers the store and how kind your father was to all. Bless you in your time of grief. Your parents and grandparents were a strong presence and influence on peoples lives.I hope you find peace thru God
Rhonda, Vicki, Michele and Paul Dahlke

Jim Kelly
   Posted Thu March 15, 2012
Dave sorry to hear about your dad. I wish you well and hope things are going well for you and your family. Jim

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