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Jacob A. Kulig

March 25, 1931 — July 30, 2023



Jacob A. Kulig, 92, of Independence, died on July 30, 2023, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse.

Jacob was born the youngest of 9 children on his family farm in Maule Coulee on March 25, 1931, to Joe

P. and Nellie (Bautch) Kulig. He attended the Maule Coulee School from grades 1 to 4 and completed

grades 5 th through 8 th at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School. He graduated from Independence High

School on May 27, 1949. After high school, Jacob lived and worked on the farm with his brother Harry

and family until his enlistment into the United States Army in 1956. He proudly served 2 years and was

honorably discharged on November 5, 1958. Jacob was a very devout Catholic, praying daily and reciting

the Rosary. He was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church where he served with the Knights

of Columbus.


When not working on the farm, Jacob was employed with the feed mills in Independence and Whitehall

for 12 years. He was a bus driver for senior citizens for 14 years. He cared deeply for his nieces and

nephews. Jacob had an impeccable memory for family history, dates and special events. He lived simply

and faithfully, and he will be missed by all who knew him.

Jacob is survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his

parents; brothers: Harry (Eleanore), Ralph (Victoria), Arthur (Irene), and Joe, Jr. (Bernice); sisters: Helen

(Aloizy) Sylla, Caroline (Frank) Prokop, Patricia (Joseph) Gojermac, and Margaret (Albin) Woychik; and

several nieces and nephews.


Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 2, 2023, at S.S. Peter and Paul

Catholic Church with Father George Thayilkuzhitottu officiating. Family and friends are welcome for

visitation one hour prior to the service at church. Burial with Military Honors presented by the Sura-

Wiersgalla American Legion Post #186 will be in the church cemetery. To express condolences to his

family online, please visit

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