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December 4, 2012

Fred Kulanda

TRAVERSE CITY — Fred John Kulanda, 73, of Traverse City, passed away peacefully Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012 at home with his loving wife at his side.

Fred was born Jan. 18, 1939 in Cleveland Township, the son of John and Irene (Clark) Kulanda.

Fred spent most of his working career in the construction field. Fred in his healthier years enjoyed mushrooming, fishing and deer hunting. He also enjoyed visiting the casino, watching the Detroit Tigers play and the Mollie B Polka Party on TV. Fred had a sense of humor we all enjoyed and always was ready with a "corny" joke.

Fred is survived by his wife of 48 years, Theresa Galla Kulanda; daughter, Jennifer Francis of Penrose. Colo. and son, Scott Kulanda of Traverse City; grandchildren, Chloe and Jacob Kulanda and Caleb, Isaac and Zachary Francis; brother Richard (Charlene) Kulanda; brothers-in-law Edward (Pauline) Galla, Leonard (Charlene) Galla and sister-in-law Helen Galla.

He was preceded in death by his son, Robert in 1967; parents; sister in infancy; parents-in-law and brother-in-law, Raymond Galla.

Cremation will take place and a memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5 at St. Patrick Catholic Church on Silver Lake Road. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, Rev. Greg McCallum will officiate.

Private graveside services will be held in Mt. Calvary Cemetery at Isadore at a later date.

Memorial Contributions my be directed to Munson Hospice or for Mass Intentions.

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The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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