Annette Marie Kuligowski
1944 - 2020
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Annette Marie Kuligowski

Greenfield - June 27, 1944 - June 24, 2020. After battling many health issues for awhile, she went home to God on June 24, 2020 at the age of 75, rejoining her beloved parents Raymond Roman and Anne Marie Kuligowski,and she was the daughter of the late Jerry Lemanczyk. Further survived by loving sisters Nancy Sylvester, Sandy Schooen and many nieces, nephews, other dear relatives and friends.

Annette was a member of the VFW Auxiliary Post 10519 at Greendale, Wisconsin. She also taught at South Milwaukee High School from 1965 till retirement, where she also directed Theater productions. Annette also started the internationally famous Krakow Polish Dancers of Milwaukee with the help of her friend Sharon Awe in 1967.

Visitation at the Max A. Sass & Sons Greenridge Chapel on Monday, June 29 from 4 - 7 PM. Private Mass of Christian Burial. Private entombment at St. Adalbert Cemetery.






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Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from Jun. 26 to Jun. 28, 2020.
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July 7, 2020
June 29, 2020
Was in Miss K's speech class in high school. Didn't do that well in speech but, it was compulsory during that era. She was always very enthusiastic about speech, acting and dancing. Sad to hear of her passing.
Helen Wolf
Student
June 29, 2020
My deepest condolences to her family. I was lucky enough to dance under Annette's direction in KPD for 10 years in my youth and then again in 2010 as a "recycled" dancer and I treasure each moment and memory. I was such a shy kid when I started and through her learned to "work the stage and crowd". I still use techniques she taught me today to give speeches or working as a wench at the renaissance fair (which she though was wonderful). Most of all I appreciate her friendship and the friendship of those I met through her. She will be missed but she's playing again with Sharon Awe and I'm sure there are a lot of Polkas going on in heaven.
Alison Gifford
Friend
June 29, 2020
I was saddened to hear of the passing of Annette. I was a member of the Krakow Polish Dancers and learned what hard work and dedication Miss K instilled in all of us as performers. Many great memories dancing and even playing my accordion along side Annette. Performed at the the first Summerfest.
David Kasprzyk
Friend
June 29, 2020
I am so sorry to learn of the death of my high school teacher, Ms. (well, we would have said "Miss" back then) Kuligowski. She was a good teacher and had a great sense of humor.
David K. Nelson
Student
June 28, 2020
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June 28, 2020
so very sorry to hear about Tony. thats what i know her as when she and my cousin sharon awe worked together with the polish dancers in the 60s .
jeffery weiskopf
Friend
June 28, 2020
I've known Miss K since I was 4 and she was my first dance instructor. Who knew 9 years later I would rejoin her when I became a member of KPD. In 1974 she would take us to Poland for an experience of a lifetime. She was demanding in rehearsals but only because she wanted us all to shine and be proud Poles. RIP Annette, I will miss you.
Ray Nowak
Friend
June 28, 2020
I'm so sorry to hear of her passing. She ingrained a love of theater and dance in me, and really enriched our school.
Cheryl-Anne Patin
Student
June 28, 2020
I had Miss Kuligowski for speech back in 1972 I believe it was. She is one of my teachers I have never forgotten! She was a strong teacher!
Sheryl Lambert/Lessard
Teacher
June 27, 2020
Being a member of Miss K's Krakow Polish Dancers was a cherished part of my life and expression of pride for the Polish heritage. She was one of a kind, and her passion and dedication sang through her accordion. Miss K made sure we always had smiles on our faces and interacted with the audience. It bought her the greatest joy when we performed at nursing homes and could brighten the days and spirits of the residents. Id z Bogiem... I am sure heaven is ready for a polka!
Michelle S.
June 27, 2020
She left her footprint on many and ingrained us with a love for the theater arts and creativity. Her spirit lives on.
Nancy Mildebrandt
Coworker
June 27, 2020
Much appreciated your guidance and genuine passion.
Thoughtfully, Randall Koss
Class of 70'
Randall Koss
Student
June 26, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Jeff wisniewski
Student
June 26, 2020
Polish dance was in Annette's blood and her love for many, many years! In the 50's there was a dance group called the SPA Polish Dancers and we met on 13th and Oklahoma! I then followed her to another group, before the Krakow Polish Dancers, but by the time she formed that group I was married and having children. I remember all the performances and the costumes and she was always there with words of encouragement. She loved the dance!!!!!
Bonnie A Helminski
Friend
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