Mark William McKulsky

Hale, Michigan
April 4, 1966 - May 16, 2019


Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 4-8 pm
Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 2-6 pm
Buresh Funeral Home in Hale

Service Location

St. Paul's Lutheran Church


Monday, May 20, 2019 at 11:00 am at St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Obituary Notice

Mark W. McKulsky, age 53, of Hale, MI, passed away at his home on Thursday, May 16, 2019. He was born on April 4, 1966 in West Branch, MI to William & Deanna (Holzheuer) McKulsky. He graduated from Hale High School in 1985. Mark was paralyzed as a result of a hunting accident in 1989. He never ever let it get him down. Mark was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hale. He was an Iosco County Commissioner, Treasurer of the Iosco Resa Board of Education, a member of the Michigan Association of School Boards Board of Directors and is the current President of the MASB. He was a former member of the Hale Area School Board having served as President. Mark was also a member of the NEMSCA Board. Mark was a stay at home Dad and loved to talk and tease everyone. Mark was a sheep farmer, operated a concession trailer, helped coach girls basketball. He dearly loved his grandchildren and always had candy treats for them.

Mark is survived by his wife Tana, who he married March 13, 1987; daughters, Chandra (Paul) Olmstead of Hale, Karys (Kyle) Provoast of Hale, Kacey (Micheal) Reilly of Hale; grandchildren, Clay, Carson, Collin, Connor, Charlee, Harper, Hayden, Dustin, Porter; mother, Deanna McKulsky of Hale; brother, Mike McKulsky of Hale; multiple sisters-in-law & brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts & uncles. He was preceded in death by his father, William and his son, Dustin.

Visitation will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 4-8 pm and again on Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 2-6 pm at the Buresh Funeral Home in Hale. Services will take place on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 11:00 am at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hale with Pastor Dean Muhle officiating. Interment will follow in the Esmond-Evergreen Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Mark’s memory may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Sign Fund. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church Sign Fund


Esmond-Evergreen Cemetery


Tana and Family;
Mark had a heart of gold and mind that was down to earth, his passing will be felt throughout this area for a long time.
God bless you and your family.
— Craig Herriman
The Detroit Public Schools Community District Board of Education send our sincere condolences to the family of Mark William McKulsky. The educational family and those impacted by Mark in many ways will truly miss such a remarkable person and leader.

Honorable Members of the DPSCD Board of Education Dr. Iris Taylor, Angelique Peterson-Mayberry, Misha Stallworth, Sonya Mays, Dr. Deborah Hunter-Harvill, Georgia Lemmons, and Bishop Corletta J. Vaughn
— Karen Morgan, Secretary to the Board
Mark, you were always a positive figure for the community and you cared deeply for the community. I'll always remember your positive attitude and sense of humor. Your absence will be felt. Rest easy.
— Kyle W. Thurston
So sorry to hear about Mark. Prayers to your family in this difficult time.
— Audrey Larkin
You have the O'Connor family deepest condolences. He will be missed by us. He was a great friend. May God be with you and your family during this difficult time.
— Karen O'CONNOR
Mark was a great asset to education. I worked at the school when he was on the school board and have had many conversations with him about education. I was proud to be able to publish "Mark's Notes" in the Hale Area Voice newspaper and proud to call him a friend. He will be missed by many.
— Dee Dee Brinkman
Deanna and family, we were so very sad to have learned of your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
— Jean Ruthruff and family
We want to extend our sincere sympathies to Mark’s family, friends and the Hale community.

Mark was an all around great guy. From the goofy kid I graduated with, to the genuine guy that helped us with understanding the struggles our daughter was going through when she was wheelchair bound at 23. Mark educated us on things we’d never thought of.

Once again, we are very sorry for your loss.

Marianne (Bleeda) & Ron Foy
— Marianne & Ron Foy
My prayers for peace to your family during this difficult time. Mark will be missed and remembered by all that knew him.
— Dana Odefey
Tana and Girls I'm so sorry to hear about Mark. He was quite the amazing guy. He made life quite interesting for everyone he came in touch with. I know from the first time I met the two of you it seemed like we had been friends for a long time. He will be missed by all.
— Dave Schlagel
my deepest condolences to the entire family
— Frank Mahon
We were saddened to read about Mark’s passing. May the many treasured memories sustain you during this most difficult time. And may you find comfort in our Creator’s promises to reunite us with our beloved ones again, in a world where the causes of pain and sorrow will be a thing of the past. How exciting it will be to see him again doing all things he loved. Forever find comfort reading Isaiah 25:8, which promises that our tears of mourning will end when death is done away with. Our sincerest condolences to the Family.
— L. Whitley
We are so sorry about your loss. Big Hugs to Everyone.
— Fred and Marilyn Spaven

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