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Lydia Kulyas, of Ogilvie, passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017 at the Elim Home in Princeton.  She was 89 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at the St. Kathryn’s Catholic Church in Ogilvie.

VISITATION will be held 1 1/2 hours prior to the service at the church, beginning at 9:30 am on Thursday.

INTERMENT will be in the St. Kathyrn’s Catholic Cemetery in Ogilvie.

Lydia Viola (Burklund) Kulyas, of Ogilvie, passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017 at the Elim Home in Princeton, Mn surrounded by her family.

Lydia was born at home in Mudgett Township, Mille Lacs County on November 25, 1927 to Alfred G. (Bjorklund) Burklund and Hannah (Hallin) Burklund. Lydia was the eighth of nine children. She attended the country school and graduated in eighth grade.

On June 15, 1960 Lydia was united in marriage to John Kulyas Jr. at St. Kathryn’s Catholic Church in Ogilvie, MN. To this union four children were born; Laurie, Mary, John III and Peter. Lydia was a lifetime homemaker and helped out on the family farm. For more than 30 years she wrote a column “Northfork News” for the Mille Lacs County News. Lydia was a member of Post 201 Mora Legion Auxiliary. She served many positions. Lydia also enjoyed crocheting, scrabble, bingo, word find books and spending time with family, especially the grandchildren.

Lydia had a love for music, playing the guitar and accordion by ear. Her sister Mabel, herself, Bill Vanderberg, Jake DeYoung would play at various places. They called themselves “Northfork Ramblers.”

Lydia was a wonderful wife, mom and grandma. She will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Lydia was preceded in death by husband John Jr., granddaughter Jessica Kulyas, son in law Michael Kunst, siblings Leonard, Vera, Marion, Marvin, Glen, Selma, Mabel and Harvey.

Lydia is survived by daughters Laurie Kunst of Ogilvie, Mary (Tim) Ziegler of Foreston, John III of Ogilvie, Peter (Danelle Rydeen) Kulyas of Ogilvie. 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.


4 thoughts on “LYDIA V. KULYAS”

  1. I’m so very sorry for your loss. I have no doubt that God will remember her and keep her memory safe. He will surely be glad to bring her back to life in a perfect world when suffering will be no more and we will all welcome back our loved ones that are asleep in death. (Revelation 21:4 & John 5:28, 29) May our loving Father bring your family the peace and comfort only He can provide.

  2. I will always remember the kindness that John and Lydia Kulyas showed to me as a child in the 1970s. Hard workers, good neighbors, and good people.

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. Lydia was a kind and fun person to be around. So glad we got to come down and see her last week. Even than when she said that she only had a couple days left she was up beat and happy. Talking about seeing John and Mike again seemed to make her smile. She will be missed but we will all see her again someday.

  4. As a kid growing up in the 70’s I remember the many summer’s spent at the Johnny’s and Lydia’s farm celebrating extended family. Both Johnny and Lydia were such warm, generous, and kind people always making you feel so welcome. May the family have peace as you grieve the loss of your mom.

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