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Kaul Funeral Home

28433 Jefferson Ave, St. Clair Shores, MI

OBITUARY

Erik A. Kulpanowski

March 30, 1987February 8, 2020
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Erik A. Kulpanowski, age 32, of St. Clair Shores, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2020. Beloved son of Edward and Nancy Kulpanowski; dear grandson of the late Marian and Gertrude Kulpanowski and the late George and Marion Waugh; and cherished nephew of Patricia (Dave) Adams, James (Carol) Waugh, Adele (the late Horst) Skibba, and Maria (the late Shiro) Fujita. Erik is also survived by many cousins. Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores, MI. A funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 13, 2020 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the Michigan Humane Society.

  • FAMILY

  • Edward and Nancy Kulpanowski, Parents
  • The late Marian and Gertrude Kulpanowski, Grandparents
  • The late George and Marion Waugh, Grandparents
  • Patricia (Dave) Adams, Aunt
  • James (Carol) Waugh, Uncle
  • Adele (the late Horst) Skibba, Aunt
  • Maria (the late Shiro) Fujita, Aunt
  • Erik is also survived by many cousins.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, February 12, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 13, 2020

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Kevin England

February 16, 2020

Erik,

I was really looking forward to hanging out with you outside of work, you kept telling me "Once I get better we will grab a beer." You are a great person I wish I knew you longer than I have. You truly made it seem like everyone was your bestfriend. I wish you the best and your family the best. I still don't believe it man, I will never forget you laughing at the elevators Thursday night/friday morning.....the drives home are not the same. Miss you man, Till Valhalla.

Faye Bayer

February 13, 2020

As we say goodbye to you and let you rest, all that is thought of is knowing that you’re in peace. No one will know what made you make that decision, or what had finally pushed you over the edge. And with not knowing that, it makes it harder and harder to understand. I just wish you would’ve known how loved, and supported you were by so many people. As I looked around I see so many people that talked so highly of the person who had the kindest soul, brightest personality, and handsome smile. And that is how we’ll remember you. Always. No one knows what people are going through and what goes through their mind. The best of people always taken way too soon. Please check up on the ones dearest to you. Tell them you love them, don’t ignore little signs. Let them know they’re appreciated, and need to be here to live this amazing thing called life. Life is way too precious and too short. We say goodbye to you here on earth but knowing your soul is up there watching keeps all of us pushing. Doing things for you, with you, and loving you. This isn’t a goodbye, it’s a see you later. We love you more than you’ll ever know. 💛 Erik A. Kulpanowski 1987-2020💛

Daniel Adams

February 13, 2020

Rest easy, Erik. I’m grateful for all of the times we were able to hang out and catch up with each other over the years. You meant the world to my cousin and always showed me the same brotherly love you gave to him. I’ll always remember how much of a kind hearted, friendly, easy going guy you were, how much you and Ry loved going to shows together and how you both shared a mutual appreciation for the band Everclear. You are cherished by so many and will always be remembered.

Nicole Roach

February 13, 2020

Erik, your contagious smile and your warm heart will forever live on in our memories. You always had a way of making people around you feel loved and listened to. I cherish the memories I have of all of us cousins growing up together. Hanging out at family parties at Grandpa K’s house, jumping on your trampoline, and having a little too much fun drinking at Houghton Lake. I hope you have found peace and know your presence will be deeply missed. All my love to Uncle Ed and Aunt Nancy ❤️

Scott Meier

February 12, 2020

Really going to miss you, Erik. I've been thinking back to some of the good old times playing football at St. Isaac's and going to punk rock concerts in high school (MxPx really sticks out in particular - thank you for convincing me to go). Glad that I could call you a friend, and glad that we reconnected over the past few years. I didn't get to see you often, but whenever we did get the chance to meet up, you were always a joy to be around. Your warmth and sense of humor will be greatly missed. RIP brother

Kati Adams

February 12, 2020

Holding you all close in thought and prayer every minute. Erik was one of the kindest people I've ever known. His smile was contagious and we were always so happy when he was able to join us at gatherings. Every time I think of Erik, I think of his smile and his caring heart for those around him. He will be missed by so many and we'll always carry him in our hearts.

Jessica Bayer

February 12, 2020

Rest in peace my dear sweet cousin...gone way too soon. You are going to be terribly missed by so many😭.
We will forever be missing your kind words, and feeling your warm hugs and seeing your precious smile and we will always remember how much you loved us. The hole you have left in our hearts will always remain because there is no other soul that could take your place. Be free and find peace. I know you will always be here in spirit and I will do my best to find some comfort in knowing that. 💔

Katie (Baril) Marks

February 11, 2020

Sending love and my deepest sympathy to Nancy and Ed, and all those who knew and loved Erik. He was a genuinely good person who will be greatly missed. I will always remember our summers growing up together and will fondly remember him as my “little brother.”

Ryan (Baril) Jagnandan

February 11, 2020

Erik Andrew, our little brother. How sad to hear of your passing. Nancy, my heart absolutely breaks for you and Ed. Love, Ryan

Angie Grove

February 11, 2020

Erik was,my first cousin but I always considered him as my "nephew "He was a, very sweet and thoughtful young man always a pleasure to be around ,There are so many beautiful memories of the many partys, holidays many of them at Ed and Nancy house, I know I can speak for my entire family that life will never be the same without you, Rest in peace our dear Erik you will be dearly missed All our love to Ed and Nancy

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Biography

Erik A. Kulpanowski, age 32, of St. Clair Shores, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2020. Beloved son of Edward and Nancy Kulpanowski; dear grandson of the late Marian and Gertrude Kulpanowski and the late George and Marion Waugh; and cherished nephew of Patricia (Dave) Adams, James (Carol) Waugh, Adele (the late Horst) Skibba, and Maria (the late Shiro) Fujita. Erik is also survived by many cousins. Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores, MI. A funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 13, 2020 at the funeral home.