Kaul Funeral Home


Irene Virginia Pukala

October 26, 1928September 27, 2020

Irene Virginia Pukala was born on October 26, 1928 in Cheboygan, Michigan and passed away on September 27, 2020 in Utica, Michigan and is under the care of Kaul Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held on October 1, 2020 at 3:00 pm at Kaul Funeral Home, 27830 Gratiot Ave., Roseville, Michigan. Funeral Mass will be held on October 2, 2020 at 10:30 am at St Pio of Pietrelcina, 18720 E. 13 Mile Rd., Roseville, Michigan. Burial at Sacred Heart Cemetery, 18430 Utica Rd, Roseville, Michigan.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 1, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, October 2, 2020


  • Burial


Irene Virginia Pukala

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Marilyn & David Boida

October 1, 2020

Aunt Irene,
You were such a joy to be around. R.I.P.

Love David & Marilyn

Elizabeth Kinzie

October 1, 2020

Aunt Irene was a fantastic woman. I remember such joyful times at her home with food everywhere! (Even those pickled hardboiled eggs!)
She was always up for family time, even came to see me when I was in Hawaii. Her love was unbounded and she will be dearly missed.

Bartolo Sciannimanico

September 30, 2020

Will Always Remember How She Made All Three Of Our Children Remember Her Phone Number Incase Of An Emergency. As well We Could Always Count On Irene To Watch Our Faimly And Home, She Will Be Remember By The Sciannimanico Family. Our Prayers To The Family.

Jody Barrowman

September 30, 2020

I started working with the pukala family after Frank broke his neck if I remember right 2010. Irene and I fell in love from the very start. I stopped being a paid caregiver but still feel I took an active roll in her life. She was witty , sassy, no fuss, loving, truthful, and kind. She loved Frank to the bone she loved being a mother and grandmother and great grandmother
She would buy dry milk and keep out of date cans of soup and weigh herself in the Nude almost monthly lol. She had a memory like a tank but could not remember what she had on the stove lol. I was a dream girl to Frank but I was alway homored to get a I love u and a fresh mouth kiss from irene , even on her death bed she gave me a kiss. She had a love for our lord and Savior Jesus christ that would inspire anyone who was in doubt. I was so blessed to have her and I could ramble on and on about silly story's but I will keep them close to my heart. As I wiped my tears I smile in peace knowing she is pleased and happy to be back with her boys. Chet, Gary and most her Husband Frank
I'm just Jody a family friend.

Lindsay Day

September 30, 2020

I cared for Irene for over a year. I enjoyed spending time watching the jewelry channel and Cops with Irene. I loved how she spoke her mind. I will truly miss her.

Marcia Railton

September 29, 2020

We all loved Aunt Irene! So many fun memories with her and Uncle Frank! Everything from the two of them and my parents arguing about politics (which happened often), to spending time at their house in the summer with Kathy and Aunt Irene introducing me to the world of Weight Watchers and Garage Sales. I thought she was so cool for that!!!! Most of all I love the memories of our family get togethers with delicious food, pinnacle and laughter. So grateful for those times. I hope Aunt Irene is amongst all that have gone before her in a serious pinnacle tournament. Love u!!!

Nancy Lazur

September 28, 2020

My mother’s parents were from the old country (Poland). Affection was rarely shown. My mother would ALWAYS say God bless you instead of I love you. After years and years and sibling after sibling goating her to say the three simple words “I love you”, as I was walking out the door ( it turns out ) on the last day she ever spoke to me her words were “ I Love You, Nancy”. They were the last words she ever spoke to me!! Praise God !!


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