Dorothy Theresa Kulis, (nee Czysz) age 95, a resident of Preston Place in Redgranite, formerly of Milwaukee and Pearl Lake, rural Redgranite, passed away peacefully Sunday evening, Dec. 30 at Preston Place. She was surrounded by the love of her family.

Dorothy was born on St. Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 1923 in Milwaukee, a daughter of Edward and Martha (Laska) Czysz.

She was raised in Milwaukee and attended Girl’s Technical High School of Milwaukee. Dorothy married her life-long love, Edward Michael Kulis on April 15, 1944 at St. Josephat Catholic Church in Milwaukee. Ed preceded Dorothy in death on Feb. 3, 2015 at Preston Place following 71 years of marriage.     

She was employed as a custodian for the Milwaukee Public Schools until her retirement, and had worked for a time at Malcore Steel Co. in Milwaukee in munitions manufacturing. While living in Milwaukee, Ed and Dorothy were members of St. Vincent’s Catholic Church.    

Ed and Dorothy moved to their home in rural Redgranite in 1990, and had been residents of Preston Place in Redgranite since 2014. They were both active, faithful members of St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Redgranite. They sang for 17 years with the Berlin Senior Singers. Dorothy also enjoyed playing Bingo and going to the Casinos.

Survivors include her sons and daughter, Mike (Diane), Dan (Carolee), Chris (Colleen), Joe (Debbie), and Greg (Teri) Kulis, and Judy (Chuck) Lee; 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren, other relatives and dear friends.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 4 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Redgranite. Following the Mass, Dorothy was laid to rest beside her beloved husband, Edward, in St. Mark’s Parish Cemetery, Redgranite.

Relatives and friends called from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Friday morning prior to the Mass at St. Mark’s Catholic Church.

The Ruminski Funeral Home of Redgranite assisted the Kulis family with arrangements.


The Kulis family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the entire staff of caregivers at Preston Place in Redgranite and also to ThedaCare at Home Hospice for all their kind, gentle care. We will never forget your kindness.