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Stanley A. Kulesa
(April 28, 1919 - January 12, 2011)

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Stanley A. Kulesa

U.S. Veteran

Stanley A. Kulesa, age 91, of Lake in the Hills died at his home on Wednesday January 12, 2011. He was born in Detroit to Anthony and Josephine (Najmola) on April 28, 1919. He married Virginia Golochowicz at St. Hyacinth Church in Detroit, Michigan on May 18, 1946. Stanley was a proud Marine Combat Veteran of WWII, having fought in the battles for Guadacanal, Tarawa, Saipan, and Tinian. He was a long time employee of General Motors serving as a Fire Chief for the GM Tech Center in Warren, Michigan. Stanley also was a baseball umpire for the Detroit Federation for 37 years. His incredible devotion to Virginia, the love of his life, spanning over six decades, was and continues to be a source of inspiration for family and friends alike. A man of integrity, his patience and optimism are both our legacy and our challenge. Although our family will miss him greatly, we are thankful that he is now at peace in the Lords Hands. He is survived by his wife Virginia; his daughters Marcia (George) Wines, Carla (Gary) Holloway, Paula (Mike) VandenBoom, Donna (John) Kapcia, and Patty (Tom) Bennett; a son Kevin (Lynnette) Kulesa; grandchildren Jennifer (Mike) Hill, Shelley (Waterson) Calhoun, Robin (Oscar) Ramirez, Ryan Holloway, Rebecca (Tim) Sheehan, Anthony (Mandy) Root, Jason Kapcia, Kelly Kapcia, and Jessalyn, Miles, Madison Bennett; great grandchildren Melissa, Sarah, and Allison Hill, Melia Ramirez, and Noah Stanley Bennett; a sister Virginia Zajdel. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen 1820 Mt. Elliot Street Detroit, Michigan 48207-3485 or The Eternal Word Television Network 5817 Old Leeds Road Irondale, Alabama 35210. Friends may call at the Skaja Bachmann Funeral Home 7715 West Route 14 Crystal Lake on Sunday January 16, 2011 from 3:00 PM until 9:00 PM and on Monday from 9:00 AM until time of mass at 10:00 AM at St Margaret Mary Church 111 Hubbard Street in Algonquin, IL. Interment will be at the Ft. Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, Michigan. For information call 815-455-2233.

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