Kulwicki Funeral Home Records

Kulwicki_MartinLate in the year of 2013, Jeanette Kulwicki had been persuaded by Dr. Hal Learman to loan us her collection of Kulwicki Funeral Home records for digitization purposes. The volumes and individual records included information for the business spanning nearly 100 years (1890-1988) reflecting three generations of the family business. The early ledger books (prior to 1928) tend to contain only hand written entries of income and expenditures. Beginning in 1928, pre-printed forms were filled out in detail with the use of a typewriter. Upon completion of the scanning of all of the documents, phone communications with Jeanette were made to return the compilation. Unfortunately, Mrs. Kulwicki passed away two days later before the collection could be returned. Her daughter, Constance Paduchowski, a mortician by profession, donated the entire collected works to the Polonica Americana Research Institute (PARI).

Kulwicki Funeral Home was regarded as the earliest Polish undertaker business in the state of Michigan having been located in Detroit at 4186 St. Aubin (the original numbering for this same location was 816). We are grateful to Mrs. Kulwicki and her family for having entrusted PARI with such a treasure that we can now share with you!

If you find an extracted name in our indices and would like to acquire a copy of the record, simply fill out the request form with the corresponding information (date, volume, page, etc.) you found in the index. Friends of The Polish Mission members are charged $3.00 per record and non-members are charged $5.00 per record. Payments may be made in person or online using PayPal.