SALINA – Carolyn Sue (Reichert) Kulas passed away Friday, January 7, 2022 at her home in Salina. Carolyn was born in Three Rivers, Michigan May 13, 1936 to Carl (Zeb) and Kathryn Reichert and was the oldest of six children. She spent most of her childhood in Bourbon, Indiana. After graduating high school, she joined the Army based in Albuquerque, New Mexico where she served for two years as a nurses aid. She met her husband Sgt. Albert Kulas while serving and they were married on base October 6, 1956.
Al reenlisted in the Army and with the five children that followed, the family moved across the country for 20 years finally retiring out of Fort Riley, Kansas. The family resided in Herington, Kansas. They eventually retired to central Florida. Al passed away in 2009 and she decided to relocate back to Kansas and settled in Salina. She enjoyed spending time with family, grandkids, her woodworking projects and attending church. Carolyn loved to sit in the peace and quiet studying God’s word as it brought her closer to him every day. With her health failing the last few years, she was ready and the Lord took her home.
Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband Al Kulas, her son Steven, brothers Fred and Joe and sisters Judy and Mary.
She is survived by her brother John Reichert, daughters Teri Ralya-Nolan of Salina, Lori (Robert) Linn of Independence, Missouri, Beth Digiorgio of New Port Richey, Florida, and son Brian (Cassie) Kulas of Salina, 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life is scheduled to be held May 13, 2022.