Marie I. Kulesa, 89, formerly of the Town of Taft, died
Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Oakbrook Nursing and Rehab
Center-Thorp. She was born on December 25th, 1927 in
Neillsville the daughter of the late Arthur and Gertrude
(Galiff) Ehlert. Marie grew up in Neillsville until 1937 when her
family purchased a farm in the Town of Taft; South of
Gilman. Marie to the Taft Red Brick Schoolhouse.
She married Joseph Kulesa on October 26th, 1946 at St.
John’s Lutheran Church-Yellow River. The couple farmed in
the Town of Taft for many years.
Marie is survived by her children, Ron Kulesa of Thorp,
Darrell (Diane) Kulesa of Chippewa Falls, Regina (Don)
Beauchene of San Pablo, California, Doreen Shatwell of
Lublin, Chris (Leon) Peetz of Gilman and Naomi (Bob)
Warner of Westboro, many grandchildren, great
grandchildren, great great grandchildren and nieces and
nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, her
husband, Joseph, 3 brothers, George, Howard and Robert
Ehlert and 5 sisters, Verna Hoeck, Velma Hart, Lorraine
Kelling, Arline Piater and Elleanor Kulesa.
A funeral service will be at 11AM on Saturday, March 25th at
the Gilman Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Meadowbrook
Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9AM Saturday until time of