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Dennis J. Kulhanek

December 2, 1937 — April 27, 2023

Dennis left this world on April 27, 2023 to be with his beloved wife, Lou. Dennis was born in Broken Bow, Nebraska on December 2, 1937, to his late parents Maurice and Winifred Kulhanek.

Dennis and Lou met while hiking along the Elkhorn River near his boyhood hometown, Nickerson, NE. They were joined in marriage on September 5, 1957, and later moved to Fort Collins, CO where Dennis attended Colorado State University. Dennis earned a degree in Forestry.

They later moved to Blue Mounds, WI and later to Madison, WI, where Dennis worked for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in Park Planning. During his 37 years with the DNR, Dennis was responsible for assisting in the design and development of some of the most popular Wisconsin state parks.

Dennis and Lou were blessed with four children. Kurt (Doris) Kulhanek – Medford, OR, Craig (Judy) Kulhanek – Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Kristy (Joe) Gudgeon – Cedar Falls, IA and Kathy (Kurt) Schubert – Madison, WI, and 11 special grandchildren.

Dennis was preceded in death by his dear wife Lou, and his parents Maurice and Winifred.

During their years together, Dennis and Lou shared many wonderful vacations, often spent hiking in many beautiful National Parks. 

A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 5, 2023 at 12:00PM at Cress Funeral Home, 3610 Speedway Road in Madison. A visitation will take place one hour prior. Interment will immediately follow at Forrest Hill Cemetery in Madison.

 

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Visitation

Friday, May 5, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Cress Funeral & Cremation Service - Madison - West

3610 Speedway Rd, Madison, WI 53705

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Funeral Service

Friday, May 5, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Cress Funeral & Cremation Service - Madison - West

3610 Speedway Rd, Madison, WI 53705

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