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Daniel Kulwicki, 82 / March 29, 1928 — Nov. 2, 2010

Published 4:42pm Thursday, November 11, 2010

Daniel J. Kulwicki, 82, of Edwardsburg, passed to his rest Nov. 2, 2010 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka, after an illness.

He was born March 29, 1928 in South Bend to the late Edward P. and Antonette (Cencelewski) Kulwicki. He moved from South Bend to Edwardsburg in 1969.

He was formerly employed a Studebaker; had been a farmer; and formerly owned his own construction company known as Tollview Builders of South Bend. He retired from AM General. For many years, he was the building official for Ontwa Township and Milton Township, Cass County. He formerly was building official in Jefferson Township, Cass County.

He loved his cat, Momo, and his dog, Winston. He was a veteran of the Army in World War II, and a charter member of the VFW Post 2284 in Edwardsburg.

Daniel was first married to Rita J. Pawlak in 1950, and to this marriage a son, Mark Kulwicki, was born. He survives, along with his wife, Diana, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Rita passed away in 1956.

His second marriage was in 1957 to Mary Jane Kolo, and to this marriage two children were born: a son, David Kulwicki of Edwardsburg; and a daughter, Sharon Reynolds and her husband, Darryl, of Edwardsburg; both survive. This marriage dissolved, but Mary Jane and Daniel remained best friends.

Also surviving are nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Melvin (Delores) Kulwicki of South Bend; and a sister-in-law, Carol Kulwicki, the wife of his late brother, Leonard.

Friends and family were received Monday, Nov. 8, 2010 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Social Room of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 24832 U.S. Highway 12 East, Edwardsburg.

A prayer service was held Monday at 7:30 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 11 a.m. at the church with Father Joseph McCormick, pastor, officiating.

Burial was held at Adamsville Cemetery with military rites by the U.S. Army Honor Guard and VFW Post of Edwardsburg.

Arrangements by Paul E. Mayhew Funeral Home, Edwardsburg.

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