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Delores A. Kulig

May 29, 1930 — December 5, 2020

Delores A. (Waldera) Kulig, age 90, died peacefully on December 5, 2020 at Gundersen Tri-County Memorial Care Center in Whitehall, Wis. She was born May 29, 1930, in Arcadia, Wis., to Michael and Pauline (Lisowski) Waldera. She married Bernard Kulig on August 24, 1949 at SS Peter & Paul Parish in Independence, Wis. He died February 19, 2010. Delores’ work history included housekeeping, assembly line, laundry and managing Kulig Candy Company with her husband, but she will be remembered most for her sewing talents. She spent many years sewing for Gopher Glove and ORC Industries and was always willing to assist family with their mending needs. Delores was a lifelong member of SS. Peter and Paul Parish and volunteered her time to support fundraising for the school and church. She was a member of the Sylver’s TV Service women’s bowling team and spent many hours on the golf course with friends and family. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren who were her pride and joy. Survivors include one son, Michael (Sue) Kulig of Cochrane, Wis., three daughters, Debra (Bill) Kampa of Independence, Karen Kulig of Independence, Mo. and Fay (Chris) Joyce of Alameda, Calif.; six grandchildren, Scott (Holly) Kampa, Kim (Matt) Clatt, Carmen (Nate) Lee, Lee Kampa, Alyssa and Ian Joyce; seven great-grandchildren, Brenna, Ashlyn and Regan Clatt, Catherine and Sophia Kampa, Jonah and Greta Lee. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard, of sixty years; her parents; nine brothers, Apolinary, Daniel, Everett, Roland, Richard, Adrian, Lynus, Larry and Michael Waldera; two sisters, Adeline Slaby and Evelyn Severson Gamroth. Delores’ family would like to acknowledge and thank the staff of Gundersen Tri-County Care Center and St. Croix Hospice for the special attention and loving care she received, especially during these challenging COVID times. Mass of Christian Burial (with COVID-19 guidelines) will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, December 14, 2020, at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Independence, with Rev. George Thayilkuzhithottu officiating. Mass may be viewed on SS. Peter and Paul Catholic School Facebook Live. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to Mass. Memorials are suggested to SS. Peter and Paul Parish or School, Gundersen Tri-County Care Center or St. Croix Hospice. Guidelines for funeral Masses Peter and Paul Catholic Church Independence, Wisconsin Wearing a mask is strongly encouraged (Masks are available at the church entrance if you need one) + Please enter the church with proper social distancing through the west center doors (facing Hwy 93) + After signing the register book, please go to the right side and up the aisle to offer your condolences to the family. + You may only offer your condolences from a social distance. + Family members who live in your house may sit together. + All others must be seated 6 feet apart and only in open pews. Communion + Per Diocese of La Crosse guidelines: If receiving communion requires you to pass someone in your pew not in your household, then everyone seated in the pew should come forward. If those coming forward are not receiving Communion, they can simply signal by crossing their arms or pass by without approaching the priest of deacon. + Maintain proper social distancing at the end of Mass and walking out of the church to the grave. + Exiting the church after Mass will be through the elevator addition only. + Maintain proper social distancing while at the graveside service. + At this time there will be no funeral luncheons served in the church. To watch Delores' funeral: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=196880985423176 To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Delores A. Kulig, please visit our flower store.

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Monday, December 14, 2020

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Monday, December 14, 2020

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