Obit: Krultz, Rose M. #2 (1925 - 2013)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Krultz, Briski, Malnar, Zukowski, Pszeniczny, Vater, Miles, Emmerichs

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 1/23/2013

Krultz, Rose Marie (29 April 1925 - 16 January 2013)

Rose Krultz, 87, of Neillsville died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at the Clark County Health Care Center, Owen.

Rose Marie Krultz was born April 29, 1925, the first child of Matthew and Mary (Briski) Malnar, at the home of her grandparents, George and Mary Malnar. She was born in the Township of Hendren, Clark County. This area is also known as Gorman. The first year of her life was spent on their farm. That summer her father and maternal uncle, Matt Briski, went to work in the harvest fields of North Dakota. Rose and her mother went to live with her maternal grandparents, Matt and Katherine Briski, on their farm in the Township of Mead, Clark County. Later in October of that same year, Rose’s father went to work in the building trades in Chicago, IL. In the spring of 1926, Rose and her mother went to Chicago to join Rose’s father. In the spring of 1927, Rose, around the age of two was returned to her paternal grandparents home when her mother went to work in the Baby Ruth Candy factory and later at Thoredanson’s Electric Company, where she enjoyed soldering. In 1929, Rose’s mother quit her job since she had only seen Rose but once in two years. Rose was then brought to Chicago to join her mother and father. Her sister, Dolores, was born in 1933 and her brother, Matthew, born in 1935. Rose’s mother worked for a short time after that and then became a stay-at-home mother. Rose was enrolled in Komensky Park School, where she was double promoted twice and finished eight grades in six years.

In 1936, the family moved back to Willard, where her parents purchased a tavern. At that time, Willard State Graded School consisted of grades one to 10. Rose completed the two years of high school, ranking number one in her class. She lacked transportation to finish her last two years at Greenwood High School, Greenwood. June 5, 1941, Rose married Mike Krultz, Jr.; daughter Darlene was born in 1942, son, Michael, was born in 1944, and son, Robert, was born in 1947. Mike was drafted into the Army in 1943 and sent to the Pacific Theatre of War. During that time, her mother Rose and siblings lived at her maternal grandparents home in Willard. After WWII, Mike taught school in Willard, being both teacher and principal. In 1947, the family moved to Neillsville, where Mike assumed his elected position of County Clerk.

Rose was a full-time homemaker and dedicated herself to her family. Later, for many years, she worked part-time in the Veteran’s Service Office and also helped Mike in their insurance and tax business. She was a long-time active member of the VFW. Rose loved to play cards, dance, spend time at their cottage and be with her grandchildren. At the birth of her first grandchild, she assumed the fond nickname of “Mamie.”

Rose is survived by her daughter, Darlene (Donald) Zukowski of Owen; two sons, Michael (Diane) Krultz of Medford and Robert Krultz of Neillsville; her sister, Dolores (Robert) Zukowski of Thorp; and brother, Fr. Matthew Malnar of La Crosse; grandchildren, Kathryn Pszeniczny, Donald A. Zukowski, David Zukowski, Karen Pszeniczny, Kay Vater, Daniel Zukowski, Jason Krultz, Jenne Miles, Kristi Emmerichs, Kevin Krultz; great-grandchildren, Alison and Riley Krultz, Mason and Madison Miles, Olivia, Alek and Ari Pszeniczny, Matthew and Lauryn Zukowski, Brock and Jake Zukowski, David, Ashley, Halle and Morgan Pszeniczny, Michael Sarah and Eric Vater and Teegan, Elliette and Cayden Zukowski; and great-great-granddaughter, Harper Rae Pszeniczny.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mike Krultz, Jr., and her parents, Matthew and Mary Malnar.

Funeral services for Rose Marie Krultz were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville, with visitation from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Interment was in the Neillsville City Cemetery.

Casketbearers were her grandsons Donald A. Zukowski, David Zukowski, Daniel Zukowski, Jason Krultz and Kevin Krultz.

Online condolences may be made at  The Gesche Funeral Home assisted Rose’s family with funeral arrangements.





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