Francis Kulas

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE, AR—Francis "Frank" Kulas, 94 of Hot Springs Village, AR, and formerly of Wilmington and Chicago, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2023.
Born March 6, 1929 in Chicago, Francis Chris was a son of Francis Chris Sr. and Bridgett (Maloney) Kulas. He was raised in the Bridgeport neighborhood; graduated from De LaSalle High School and went on to attend American School of Banking. Frank honorably served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, and was stationed in Germany. His career was in banking, and Frank retired from Exchange Bank in Chicago in 1989. He was a former member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Parish in Wilmington and was a life member of Hickory Hills Rod and Gun Club. In his free time, Frank enjoyed picnics, fishing and shooting.
Survivors include his children, Robert (Sandra) Kulas, of Hot Springs Village and Marybeth (Michael) Costello, of Addison, IL; three grandchildren: Matthew Gatz (Sarah), Francesca Gatz (Ken) and Samantha (Tyler) Bice, and four great-grandsons, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters: Catherine Kulas, Margaret (Roman) Ziolek and Lorraine (Stanley) Gill, and one brother in infancy.
The family will receive friends for a visitation at St. Bernard Parish, 13030 W. 143rd Street in Homer Glen on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with Father Joe McCormick, OSA presiding.
Burial will follow in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Justice, IL.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Franks memory to: The Veteran’s Administration “Charities.”
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Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Homes and Crematory.