Marlene Kulinski, 63

Marlene Faye Marie Kulinski, age 63, of Lester Prairie, passed away Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, at Marie Steiner Kelting Hospice Home in Chaska.

She was born Oct. 2, 1952, in Glencoe, the daughter of Leonard and Irene (Schultz) Kegler.

Marlene was joined in holy marriage with James Kulinski April 8, 1972, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. God blessed their marriage with three children.

Marlene was formerly employed at Poly Foam, Inc. for 16 years, and Worldwide Dispensers for four years.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her mother and grandchildren. Marlene also was fond of crafts, reading, watching the news, and vacationing in Park Rapids.

She was a faithful, lifelong member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.

Marlene is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, James J. Kulinski; children: Melissa (Gerard) O’Halloran of Edina, Kyle (Tara) Kulinski of Winsted, and Kristin (Jason) Witts of Rochester; seven grandchildren: Bennett and Marin; Karissa, Jonathan and Riley; and Olivia and Isabelle; her mother, Irene Kegler of Winsted; sisters and a brother: Marion (Donald) Lhotka of Lester Prairie, Harlen (Gayle) Kegler of Winsted, and Bonnie (Lannie) Grages of Glencoe; and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Leonard Kegler; and by two sisters, Janet Vacek and Roxanne Kegler.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place Monday, Oct. 12 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, with Father Paul Schumacher as the celebrant. The organist was Alice Nowak. Marlene’s three children were gift bearers, and Gerard O’Halloran was the reader. Interment followed at Holy Trinity Cemetery.

Urn bearers were Tom Vacek and John Vacek.

There was visitation Sunday, Oct. 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.; and visitation continued Monday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Marie Steiner Kelting Hospice Home, 9120 Shady Oak Drive, Chaska, Minnesota 55318

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.

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