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Catherine Kulas

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 7:55 a.m. CDT

DWIGHT, Ill. — Ms. Catherine Kulas, 94, formerly of Chicago, passed away Sunday evening, Jan. 13, 2013, at Heritage Health in Dwight.

Born Dec. 15, 1918, in Chicago, Catherine was a daughter of the late Francis and Bridget Maloney-Kulas. She was raised in Chicago and graduated from Nativity of Our Lord in 1936.

Catherine worked in banking her entire life, and retired from Southwest Federal Savings after more than 40 years. She was a former member of Saint Gall Parish in Chicago, and will be remembered for her love of the Chicago White Sox and traveling.

Surviving is one brother, Frank Kulas of Wilmington; one brother-in-law, Stanley Gill of Chicago; and numerous nieces and nephews, as well as grandnieces and grandnephews.

Catherine was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Margaret Ziolek and Loretta Gill; and one brother in infancy.

Visitation and video tribute will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Freitag-Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road, Wilmington. Funeral services will follow at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in Saint Rose Catholic Church, 603 South Kankakee St., Wilmington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated, with the Rev. Steve Bondi and Deacon Don Dyer officiating. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Justice.

Pallbearers will be Bob Kulas, Keith Chase-Ziolek, John Gill, Tom Gill, John Rolfs and Tommy Rolfs.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences to the family by logging onto

Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Matthew R. Baskerville, CFSP. Call (815) 476-2181 for additional information.

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