Edwin Stanley Kulka Sr., 80, of Auburn, passed away Saturday evening, June 23, 2012, at Brian's House, Bay City, with loving family by his side. He was born the son of the late Stanley and Rozalia (Szwed) Kulka on March 22, 1932, in Bay City, and had resided in this area for 52 years. He was a member of St. Anthony/St. Joseph Parish Community, K of C #3590 (Auburn), Auburn-Williams Fire District, Lions Club, former owner of the Auburn Hotel to name a few, a busy activist and business owner of the Auburn area and sports booster.
On Nov. 4, 1977, he married the former Eleanor A. (Stachowski) Talaga, she survives him. Also surviving are sons, Edwin S. (Jeanne) Kulka, Jr. and Michael (Denise) Kulka; step-sons, David Talaga and Eugene (Lori) Talaga; daughters, Maureen Kulka, Connie (Casimer) Gross, Sandra (Gregory) Somers and Peggy Tucker; stepdaughters, Sharon (C. Michael) Clement, Catherine (Christian) Wool and Susan (David) Talaga-Utt; brother, Robert (Joann) Kulka; two sisters, Genevieve Luptowski and Alice Hus; 31 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by a son, Ricky; a stepson, Tim Talaga; and a grandson.
A memorial funeral liturgy will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Auburn. The Rev. Fr. Thomas E. Sutton will officiate. In keeping with Ed's wishes, cremation has taken place. Ed's family will receive friends at the Auburn Chapel of the Cunningham-Taylor Funeral Homes, Inc., today from 4-8 p.m., and then at the church on Wednesday morning from 10 a.m. until time of liturgy. A vigil service for Ed will be at 7 p.m. this evening at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, envelopes for St. Anthony/St. Joseph Parish, Brian's House (Bay City), Toni & Trish House (Fisherville) and
will be available at the funeral home.