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June H. Kulisch

September 18, 1929 — July 6, 2022

June H Kulisch was an angel on earth to her family.  Her son-in-law always told her she was going triple digits, but on July 6, 2022, God decided he couldn’t wait that long for her, and he called her home to heaven.  She was 92.

June was born in 1929 in Chicago to the late Albert and Marcella Muenow.  She overcame many childhood and adult illnesses to live the longest in her family of both her parents and her own generation.

She attended Bell Elementary School and North Park Academy where she graduated in 1947.  She fulfilled her dream of becoming an executive secretary and worked for the vice president and president of the Russell T. Gray advertising agency for many years which she enjoyed very much until she quit to start her family.  In 1956 she moved to Arlington Heights, IL, and resided there until her passing.

By the late 1960’s she went back to work part time at some local gift shops and then in the 1970’s went to work at her father's business The Glass House in Mt. Prospect, IL.  After her father retired, she managed the business along with her son until they decided to close it in 1988 so he could pursue his own dream of becoming a carpenter.  June always put her children's needs first and was very proud of her son's success in his own construction business.

She worked a couple more years as a temp going back to her first love, secretarial work. She liked to keep busy and enjoyed helping out in any way she could.  No job was too big or too small.  She did what needed to be done without complaint. In 1990, when her mother suffered a stroke, she retired, and with the help of her daughter, they became a team taking care of her.

June loved being with her family and hosting all the holidays which were her favorite times of the year. In between those times, June enjoyed talking with her daughter-in-law on the phone catching up on all the latest news of what was happening in their lives.  She liked having that connection.

She especially enjoyed spending time with her precious grandson while he was growing up.  Among her fondest memories were playing cards and playing board and video games with him and cooking and baking special things for him. Those were moments she always treasured. She was very proud of all of his accomplishments over the years and the successful man he became.

June was a homebody and had many interests over the years including reading, knitting, gardening, painting, jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, and later playing complicated online games to keep her mind sharp. She didn't like idle hands and in her own words, always had to be doing something “useful”.

But her real passion in life, especially in her later years, was for her needlework.  She did many kinds of stitchery over the years, but her favorite was needlepoint.  For over 40 years she stitched 100’s of beautiful pieces and thanks to garage and online sales, her needlework lives on in people's homes all over the world. It made her happy to know her pieces were appreciated and gave people pleasure. Each one was stitched with love and care whether it was for a family member or a stranger.  Her final piece was stitched just weeks before her passing with her shaky hands and dimming vision but in typical June fashion, she never gave up and was determined to finish what she started. She wasn't leaving this world until it was completed.

The picture selected for this tribute was chosen because June always lived young and never thought old.  As her body aged her spirit never did and she didn't let age hold her spirit back.  She was a positive person with great faith and she just didn't talk about it, she lived it.  Those who knew her were truly blessed.  But none more so then her daughter and son-in-law who had the privilege to live with her and be her caregivers for many years through all the stages of her later life until her passing. They will be forever grateful for every moment of the precious time spent with her. Her daughter would give anything to have just one more day with her.

June is survived by her beloved family which includes her son, Terry Kulisch and his wife Janelle, her daughter Tracy Kulisch and her husband Bill McCarter, and her grandson Michael and his husband Craig.

June, like her parents before her, chose not to have a service. She didn't like being “fussed over”.

She contributed to many different charities over the years so if you would like to honor her with a memorial, please pick one of your choosing or may we suggest one of the following: The Leukemia/Lymphoma Society, or or

Her family thanks you for reading this and honoring her life.
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