Obituary of Rodney Kelly Kulhanek
Rodney Kelly Kulhanek was born on April 20, 1968 in Detroit, Michigan. He was one of four boys born to the union of Ronald and Sonya (Thurmond) Kulhanek. Rodney attended St. Hedwig School in Detroit, graduating in 1986.
Rodney supported himself with several different jobs throughout his working career. Most recently he had been employed as a truck driver for Library Network.
Rodney considered himself blessed by his relationship with girlfriend: Tina. They enjoyed taking long walks at different National Forests and the Lower Huron Metroparks. One of his favorite activities was strolling through Hocking Hills State Park in Logan, Ohio. Rodney loved bird watching and was particularly fascinated by the American Bald Eagle. He enjoyed collecting Hot Wheel cars, watching movies with “The Warriors” being his favorite movie and “The Walking Dead” being his favorite television series. He enjoyed good food and was quite pleased when he was able to devour a big slice of crowd pleasing chocolate cake, baked with love by Tina. Rodney had a passion for helping others and was loved by all that had the pleasure to know him. More than anything he cherished the time he shared with his daughter: Nichole and grandson: Jack. These two truly meant the world to him.
Rodney K. Kulhanek, age 54 of Flat Rock, Michigan passed away unexpectedly on Friday; March 10, 2023. His passing was preceded by his parents: Ronald and Sonya Kulhanek and his two brothers: William and Robert Kulhanek.
To cherish Rodney’s memory he leaves his beloved daughter: Nichole Kulhanek of Flat Rock, Michigan; his brother: Ronald E. Kulhanek of Brownstown, Michigan; his precious grandson: Jack Kulhanek of Flat Rock; his loving girlfriend: Tina House of Newport; two nephews: Jake Kulhanek of Brownstown and Joshua Kulhanek of Wyandotte; and one niece: Heather Paxton of Wyandotte, MI.
Friends may gather on Saturday; March 18, 2023 from 11:00am until 6:00pm at Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185. A Celebration of Rodney’s Life will follow at 6:00pm also at Merkle’s with Pastor BJ McDaniel of One Way Christian Fellowship, officiating. Cremation will follow through the on-site crematory, Covenant Cremation of Erie, Michigan.
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