OBITUARY

Clarence Bernard Kulhanek

September 20, 1944January 2, 2019
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Clarence “Sunny” Bernard Kulhanek, 74, of Sugar Land, Texas passed away peacefully on January 2, 2019. Sunny was born on September 20, 1944 in Wharton, Texas. He graduated from Wallis High School in 1963, and then worked briefly as a mechanic and welder. Sunny soon met the love of his life, Charlene Stehle, whom he married on November 27, 1965. Shortly thereafter, he was drafted into the United States Army. During his basic training in Fort Polk, Louisiana, Clarence received an “expert” badge for firing his rifle, and then completed his advanced medical training at Fort Sam Houston in Texas. In May of 1968, he served his country as a medic in the Vietnam War, first at the 24th Evacuation Hospital at Long Binh, and then at the 29th Evacuation Hospital in Can Tho. After his service, he began a career as a contract electrical draftsman and designer. Sunny enjoyed spending time on his land in Fayette County, working on his 1955 T-Bird, barbequing, and summer vacations with his family at Garner State Park. He always looked forward to the casino trips and mini-vacations with his wife. In his later years, he enjoyed sitting on the patio with Charlene birdwatching and keeping all of their birdfeeders filled. Clarence is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Charlene; daughter Kim Kulhanek and her husband Josh Rubin; daughter Sherri Brown and her husband Michael; grandchildren Andrew, Justin, Abigail, and Jacob Brown; brother Calvin Kulhanek; sister Vivian Hajdik; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Mary Ann and Charles Kulhanek; sister Mary Shepherd; and brother Charles “Chuck” Kulhanek. A celebration of life service will be held at 12:00pm on Monday, January 7 at The Settegast-Kopf Company at Sugar Creek, 15015 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, TX. The interment will follow at a later date with Military Honors at the Houston National Cemetery.

Services

  • Memorial Service Monday, January 7, 2019
  • Reception Monday, January 7, 2019
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January 7, 2019

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Biography

Clarence “Sunny” Bernard Kulhanek, 74, of Sugar Land, Texas passed away peacefully on January 2, 2019.
Sunny was born on September 20, 1944 in Wharton, Texas. He graduated from Wallis High School in 1963, and then worked briefly as a mechanic and welder. Sunny soon met the love of his life, Charlene Stehle, whom he married on November 27, 1965. Shortly thereafter, he was drafted into the United States Army. During his basic training in Fort Polk, Louisiana, Clarence received an “expert” badge for firing his rifle, and then completed his advanced medical training at Fort Sam Houston in Texas. In May of 1968, he served his country as a medic in the Vietnam War, first at the 24th Evacuation Hospital at Long Binh, and then at the 29th Evacuation Hospital in Can Tho. After his service, he began a career as a contract electrical draftsman and designer. Sunny enjoyed spending time on his land in Fayette County, working on his 1955 T-Bird, barbequing, and summer vacations with his family at Garner State Park. He always looked forward to the casino trips and mini-vacations with his wife. In his later years, he enjoyed sitting on the patio with Charlene birdwatching and keeping all of their birdfeeders filled.
Clarence is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Charlene; daughter Kim Kulhanek and her husband Josh Rubin; daughter Sherri Brown and her husband Michael; grandchildren Andrew, Justin, Abigail, and Jacob Brown; brother Calvin Kulhanek; sister Vivian Hajdik; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Mary Ann and Charles Kulhanek; sister Mary Shepherd; and brother Charles “Chuck” Kulhanek.
A celebration of life service will be held at 12:00pm on Monday, January 7 at The Settegast-Kopf Company at Sugar Creek, 15015 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, TX. The interment will follow at a later date with Military Honors at the Houston National Cemetery.