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William "Cotton" G. Kulick

January 15, 1928 — July 9, 2019

William “Cotton” G. Kulick, 91, Olyphant, died on Tuesday morning at Allied Services Hospice Center, Scranton. His parents were the late Joseph and Kathryn Ogorzalek Kulick.

Born in Olyphant, he was a lifelong resident. Will was a member of Holy Cross Parish, Olyphant, attended St. Michael the Archangel School, Olyphant, graduated from Olyphant High School and was a star football player who played in the 1945 dream game. A general laborer, he did painting and grounds keeping for various businesses.

He served in the United States Army during the end of World War II and was based in occupied Japan and then went on to serve in Korea. “Cotton” was a member of American Legion Raymond Henry Post 327, Olyphant.  A lover of the outdoors, he loved fishing and enjoyed watching football.

The family thanks Allied Services Hospice staff for their care in the last days of Will’s life; Allied Skilled Nursing Staff at 3-South, for making him feel like they were part of his family and giving him a second home; Amanda, for making him look forward to his occupational therapy; and great niece, Judy Penzone, for watching over him while at Allied.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews, including his caregivers, niece, Barbara K. Checefsky and her husband, John, Jessup; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Henry and Joseph Kulick; and a sister and brother-in-law, Florence and Frank Jurkiewicz.

Graveside services and interment will be held at noon on Saturday at St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Blakely, by Monsignor Michael J. Delaney. Military honors will follow.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hudak-O’Shea Funeral Home Inc., 115 Garfield Ave., Olyphant.

For directions or online condolences, visit www.hudak-osheafuneralhome.com.

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Saturday, July 20, 2019

12:00 - 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery

1185 W Algonquin Rd, Palatine, IL 60067

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