Obit: Krultz, Rose #3 (1925 - 2013)

Contact: Audrey Roedl

Surnames: Krultz, Malnar, Briski, Zukowski

Source: The Loyal TRG (Loyal, Clark County, WI.) 23 Jan 2013

Krultz, Rose (29 Apr 1925-16 Jan 2013)

Rose M. Krultz, 87, Neillsville, died on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at the Clark County Health Care Center, Owen. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Gesche Funeral Home, Neillsville. Interment was in The Neillsville City Cemetery. Casket bearers were her grandsons, Donald A. Zukowski, David Zukowski, Daniel Zukowski, Jason Krultz and Kevin Krultz.

Rose Marie Malnar was born on April 29, 1925, the first child of Matthew and Mary (Briski) Malnar, at the home of her grandparents, George and Mary Malnar in the township of Hendren, Clark County. This area is also kmown 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, Ill. 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 grandparent’s home, when her mother went to work in the Baby Ruth Candy factory and later at Thordanson’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 back to Chicago to join her mother and father. Her sister, Dolores was born in 1933 and her brother, Mathew was 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 Komiskey 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 Grade School consisted of grades 1-10. 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. On June 5, 1941, she 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 they lived at her maternal grandparents’ home in Willard. After WWll, Mike taught school in Willard, being both teacher and principal. In 1947, the family moved to Neillsville, where Mike assumed the elected position of county clerk. Rose became 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 businesses. 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, Owen; two sons, Michael (Diane) Krultz, Medford, and Robert Krultz, Neillsville; her sister, Dolores (Robert) Zukowski, Thorp; her brother, Rev. Matthew Malnar, LaCrosse; grandchildren Katheryn Pszeniczny, Donald A. Zukowski, David Zukowski, Karen Pszeniczny, Kay Vater, Daniel Zukowski, Jason Krultz, Jenne Miles, Kristi Emmerichs, and Kevin Krultz; great-grandchildren, Allison and Riley Krultz, Mason and Madison, Miles, Olivia, Alek and Ari Pszeniczny, Matthew and Lauryn Zukowski, Brock and Eric Zukowski, David, Ashley, Halle and Morgan Pszeniczny, Michael, Sarah and Eric Vater, and Teegan, Elliette and Cayden Zukowski; and one great-great-granddaughter, Harper Rae Pszeniczny.

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

Online condolences may be made at

The Gesche Funeral Home, Neillsville, is assisting the family with arrangements.



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