Raymond Elmer Kulek

Omer, Michigan
November 22, 1926 - February 3, 2021

Visitations

Visitation for Raymond will take place from 9-11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Buresh Funeral Home, 101 East Michigan Avenue, Au Gres, Michigan 48703.

According to ongoing pandemic restrictions, facial covering will be required while in attendance at the funeral home as well as social distancing and limiting the number of folks at any given time.

Service Location

Buresh Funeral Home, 101 East Michigan Avenue, Au Gres, Michigan 48703

Services

Funeral ceremony with military honors for Raymond will take place at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Buresh Funeral Home, 101 East Michigan Avenue, Au Gres, Michigan 48703. He will be laid to rest in St. Edward Cemetery in Omer, Michigan. Online condolences may be offered at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com

Obituary Notice

Raymond Elmer Kulek, the oldest gentleman in Omer, Michigan at the young age of 94, passed away peacefully February 3, 2021 with family by his side at home.

Raymond was born November 22, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan to the late George and Sophia (Zlobkowski) Kulek. On March 19, 1945 he was inducted into the United States ARMY where he served in Japan supervising laborers and hauling construction equipment. He was honorable discharged on December 2, 1946. Returning home he met and married the former Doris June Sawyer in Detroit, Michigan and began their family raising seven children, Raymond, David, Steven, Karen, Thomas, John, and Kevin. Raymond worked many years at DeFoe Shipyard constructing boats before he began his career with Arenac County Road Commission retiring in 1992. He was a member of Pine River Golf Course and spent many days and nights golfing with family and friends as well as bowling at Arenac Lanes in Standish, Michigan.

Raymond is survived by his children, Raymond (Alice) Kulek, David (Linda) Kulek, Steven Kulek, Karen (Dennis) McGuire, Thomas (Wanda) Kulek, and John (Kati) Kulek; sixteen grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, George and Sophia, Raymond was preceded in death by his wife, Doris in 2013; son, Kevin Kulek; grandson, Allan Mitchell.

Visitation for Raymond will take place from 9-11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Buresh Funeral Home, 101 East Michigan Avenue, Au Gres, Michigan 48703. Funeral ceremony with military honors for Raymond will take place at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Buresh Funeral Home, 101 East Michigan Avenue, Au Gres, Michigan 48703. He will be laid to rest in St. Edward Cemetery in Omer, Michigan. Online condolences may be offered at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com

Cemetery

St. Edward Cemetery, Omer, Michigan

Condolences

Sorry about your loss, Dave. He was a good man.
You fished with my son, Tom as a teenager and you often came to our home.
Condolences to your family.
— Virginia Ziembo Cymbal
Will miss my uncle who acted like a father, taking me hunting and fishing. He could do an awesome job of smoking fish. Will also miss his sense of humor. Rest in peace Uncle Ray.
— Deacon Frank Kopasz
Uncle Ray was my favorite uncle and was always positive towards me, teaching me sports with much patience. He was always kind and was an excellent father figure for me. I knew he always had my back and would take us swimming almost every Sunday during the summer. He was an excellent teacher at sports and giving one confidence at same. I remember dancing with him when I was twelve at a wedding reception. I will always remember him with fondness. God be with you Uncle Ray and thank you for all your support during the years. We were lucky to live one mile away.
— Kathryn Rettelle
Ray was a great friend and neighbor,coworker and fishing buddy, heaven holds a lot of holes in one for you.
— Larry Daly
So sorry for your loss, Mr Kulek was always nice and good to us neighborhood kids,
— Denise Daly

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