Obit: Kulig, Dr. Albert H. (1886 - 1946)
Surnames: Kulig, Budnick, Pond, Sabota
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 01/31/1946
Kulig, Dr. Albert H. (16 APR 1886 - 27 JAN 1946)
A heart attack which occurred at his home in the village (Thorp, Clark Co., Wis.) Sunday morning was fatal to Dr. A.H. Kulig, Thorp physician, 59 years of age. He was stricken just as he entered his house after returning from Low Mass at St. Bernard’s Church. He died at 11:25 a.m.
The doctor suffered a severe attack about a year ago and although he continued his work because of the scarcity of men of his profession, his health was poor. Quietness and over-exertion were the only guard against reoccurrence of the heart ailment. Dr. Kulig practiced here for the past eighteen years, taking over the office of Dr. F.D. Jackey, who died at the age of 60 years.
Funeral services will be conducted at St. Bernard’s Church at 9:30 o’clock on Thursday morning, Jan. 31st with military honors by the American Legion at the grave. An obituary will appear in this paper next week.
(Follow on in 2/7/1946 Thorp Courier)
Services were conducted by Rev. A.M. Muckerheide at St. Bernard’s Church at 9:30 o’clock Thursday morning for Dr. A.H. Kulig, who passed away Sunday, morning, Jan. 27th, 1946 at his home here of coronary thrombosis. He attended Mass that morning, during which he suffered a heart attack and was obliged to return to his home. Death occurred about three hours later. He had reached the age of 59 years and 8 months.
Dr. Kulig was born in Independence, Wis., on April 16, 1886. He was graduated from the high school at Arcadia, Wis., and attended Campion School at Prairie du Chien. He received his medical degree at Marquette University, Milwaukee in 1910. He served in the medical corps during WW I and was discharged as a captain.
On June 17, 1914 he was united in marriage to Agnes Budnick. The located in Thorp in October 1927.
Dr. Kulig held the office of Chief Ranger in the Catholic Order of Foresters and was a member of the Polish National Alliance and the American Legion Post of Thorp, and was very active in these organizations up until a year ago when he became ill. He served on the village school board and as local health officer.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Agnes Kulig, mother, Mrs. H. Kulig of Independence, three daughters, Mrs. Frederick O. Pond of Suffolk, Va., Lieut. Irene Kulig, U.S. Army Nurse and Miss Gertrude Kulig attending the University of Minnesota; two brothers, John and Paul Kulig of Independence, and one sister, Mrs. George Sabota of Arcadia, Wis.
A large number of American Legion members of Thorp, Stanley and Boyd, and the local Catholic Order of Foresters and Polish Nation Alliance Lodges accompanied the remains of their beloved member to his last resting place. Military honors were accorded the deceased by firing squad and taps at the grave in St. Bernard’s Cemetery. Pallbearers were Frank Broeren, Wilfred Vanderhyden, Jos. Benzschawel, Peter Zukowski, A.E. Bauer, Dr. F.P. Neis. Honorary pallbearers were Gilbert Voelker, John Maier, George Haas, L.E. Bogumill, Jos. Reichert and Ray Ketterhagen.
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