Edward "Ed" M. Kulesza, 84, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at Fayette County Hospital, Vandalia, IL.
Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, August 12, 2019, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, with Pastor Tim Logue, officiating. Burial will follow at Green-Hill Cemetery Rural Fillmore, IL, with Military Rites by Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 and Brownstown VFW Post 9770. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Monday, August 12, 2019, before the service, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL. Memorials:Green-Hill Cemetery. Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, is in charge of arrangements. Online memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. millerfh.net.
He was born, April 2, 1935, in East St. Louis, IL, the son of Edward J & Lottie (Kryuske) Kulesza. Married Deanna L. Snow on April 29, 1962 in, Vandalia, IL. Graduated from Central Catholic High School, East St. Louis, IL in 1953 and attended college S.I U in Carbondale for 2 years. Ed was a member of Bethel Baptist Church since 1972 and a U.S. Army Korean SP4 Veteran. He was formerly employed at McDonald Aircraft in St. Louis, MO for 3 years, following the service; Farmed for 30 years in Rural Vandalia & Fillmore and later worked for Woolsey Brothers for 18 yrs as a Nurse Tank Driver.
He is survived by: Wife - Deanna Kulesza, Vandalia, IL; 2 Sons- Matthew Kulesza, Effingham, IL and Raymond "Ray" Kulesza, Vandalia, IL; Grandchildren - Lucas Kulesza and Justin Kulesza; Step Grandchildren - Sara Wilson & Jimmy and Kristina Verdeyen; Great Grandchildren - Mason Kulesza and Kingston Kulesza; Step Gt Grandchildren - Maci & Layni Wilson; Sister - Mary J. Diehl-Evans, NC.
Preceded in death by: Parents and Grand Child - Sarah Kulesza.