Roy Eino William Kulju

GREEN BAY, WI – Roy Eino William Kulju, 88, of Green Bay Wisconsin, passed away peacefully on October 12th, 2021, with his family by his side.

Roy was born on November 2nd, 1932, in Humboldt, Michigan, as one of 12 children born to Richard and Wilma Kulju. He was raised on the farm in Humboldt.

He graduated from Champion High School in 1951 and after working locally for a few years, he went to Coyne Electrical School in Chicago. He was employed by Simplex Time & Recorder Company for many years and eventually formed his own company, A & A Security, with Tom Binish.

Roy was a long-time member of the Howard-Suamico Optimist Club, board member, and past president of the organization.

He was known for being “the life of the party”, telling jokes and being the ultimate “Yooper” (cutting wood, ingenious ways of fixing things and protecting Bernice’s bird feeders from squirrels). Many of his friends will fondly remember his Archie joke and his ability to organize spontaneous parties.

Roy is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Bernice; daughter, Kirsten Kulju Gonzalez (Jorge) of Palm City, Florida; son, Mark (Lori) of Green Bay, Wisconsin; grandsons, Jon, Jake, Matt (Chase), and Ben; sisters, Mavina (John) Etelamaki of Humboldt, Michigan, and Marilyn Brancheau of Republic, Michigan.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Russell, Rudolph, Raymond, Robert, Roger; sisters, Marion Issacson, Mildred Kulju, Marjorie Prophet and Marlene Kuliju.

Visitation was on Friday, October 15th, 2021, followed by a gathering of family and friends at Townline Banquet Hall.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established.