THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Theresa M. Krulatz
Theresa M. Krulatz, 73, of Menominee, passed away Saturday, July 12 after living with Alzheimers for the last several years.
Born Oct. 18, 1940 in Menominee, Mi., to Jean (DeGaynor) and Ray Kirt, she graduated from Menominee High School in 1958 and married Peter Krulatz April 4, 1959. They lived in several cities, including Milwaukee and Tacoma, Wa., before returning to Menominee where they started a family and had two children, Tim and Belinda.
A stay-at-home mom, wife and home, in 1984, she graduated with a degree from UW-Marinette, an accomplishment she was proud of. She later worked at JC Penney in Marinette, retiring in 2002. After retirement, she cared for her aging mother and enjoyed crocheting, sketching, playing keyboard, reading and spending time with her siblings and friends. A familiar face at the YMCA, she enjoyed water walking with the girls. Strong in her Catholic faith, she was a long term member of Holy Spirit in Menominee and was known to many as huggy bear, always ready to give a hug.
She is survived by children, Tim, from Seattle, Wa. and Belinda, from Palm Springs, Fla.; a granddaughter; sisters, Elizabeth (Ed) Smith, from Menominee and Kathleen (Bob) Wills, from Peshtigo; brothers, Don (Judy) Kirt and Ken (Sally) Kirt, both of Menominee; her friend, Peter; numerous nieces; nephews and very close friends that she loved very much.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Jean Kirt and an infant sister, Mary Rose.
The family will greet relatives and friends at Thielen Funeral Home on Thursday, July 17 from 4 p.m until time of a wake service at 6 p.m., with Deacon Vince Beckley presiding. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for the repose of her soul at Holy Spirit Church on Friday, July 18 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Ryan Ford. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Menominee.