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Tony M. Kuligowski

Tony M. Kuligowski, 87, of Loup City, died Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, at the Good Samaritan Center in Ravenna. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Josaphat’s Catholic Church in Loup City. The Rev. Marty L. Egging will officiate. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Loup City, with graveside military honors by American Legion Post 48 of Loup City. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church, with a 7 p.m. vigil service. Peters Funeral Home of Loup City is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Kuligowski was born on July 8, 1922, at Loup City, the son of John and Martha (Guzinski) Kuligowski. He is survived by his wife, Lois of Loup City; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Mary and Dan Cranny of Omaha, Betty and Ron Czaplewski and Carol Wilson, all of Loup City, and Diane and Russell Panowicz of Ravenna; four sons and daughters-in-law, Edward and Kathy Kuligowski of Elgin, TX, Steve and Arlene Kuligowski and John and Theresa Kuligowski, all of Lincoln, and Jim and Blanca Kuligowski of Austin, TX.; and one brother, Emil Kuligowski of Loup City. He is also survived by 21 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Tony grew up in Sherman County where he attended rural schools. Upon completing his education he farmed. He was a very talented musician, playing with local bands for barn dances. He played the accordion, violin, autoharp, clarinet and guitar. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from Dec. 1942 to Jan. 1946 and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was united in marriage to Lois M. Schnase on July 11, 1946, at Smith Center, Kansas. The couple first lived in Lincoln where he worked for Gooches Mill. They later returned to farming near Loup City. They moved into Loup City in 1964 where they operated the Snack Shop Bakery for a number of years. He retired in 1987. He was a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans and American Legion Post No. 48 of Loup City. Tony was very creative at making toys for his children and was able to build things for them well into their adult lives. He enjoyed gardening and music and love his grandkids. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Pete and Louie Kuligowski. Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice.

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