Tuesday, January 27, 2015



AGE: 77

ADDRESS: W7877 Lake Road Medford Township of Hammel Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:30 A.M. Monday, January 26 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICE: 1:30 P.M. Saturday, January 31 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford where full military honors will be performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team.

OFFICIATING: Rev. James Krueger

INTERMENT: Athens Cemetery, Athens

VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Friday, January 30 at the Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford and also Saturday from 11:30 A.M. until the time of services at church

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 20, 1937 in Wausau

EDUCATION: Graduate of Wausau High School; Attended UW-Madison where he received a degree in Physical Education and a Graduate degree in Education Administration. During college was member of the Badger Basketball Team from 1955-1959.

MARRIAGE: June 27, 1959 in Wausau to Dona R. Penn

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: During college, he was in ROTC and following graduation fulfilled his military obligation at Fort Benning, Georgia. Later he served in the National Guard where he was stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington, during the Berlin Crisis, and Fort Knox, Kentucky. In 1959, Brian started his teaching career at Medford High School where he taught physical education and coached the boys’ basketball team. He became Assistant Principal in 1968 and Principal in 1971, a position he held until becoming Assistant Superintendent in 1987. He retired in 1999. Following his retirement, he served as Principal at the Medford Elementary School for one year. Brian was instrumental in the formation of the Medford Education Foundation and Post Prom activities, remaining active in both in his retirement. He continued to work with youth for many years as an instructor for Junior Achievement. He was an avid golfer, sports fan and reader.

MEMBER OF:, Kiwanis, Esadore Area Lake Association, Tee Hi Golf Club, Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church where he served six years as Church Council President. He served on the Boards of Directors of Memorial Hospital, Memorial Health Foundation, Taylor Electric Cooperative, Dairyland Power, AnnMarie Foundation, Medford Education Foundation, Federated Youth Foundation, Medford Public Library and Medford Public Library Foundation. Brian received national recognition for developing an education program to teach elementary students about Cooperatives. He was recognized as the Medford Chamber of Commerce Person of the Year in 1986 and inducted into the Medford High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Dona R. Kulas of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Three sons: Kevin (Krista) Kulas of Savage, Minnesota, Kirby (Julie) Kulas of Appleton and Keith Kulas of Marshfield

5 GRANDCHILDREN: Kolby, Kassie, Konor, Katherine and Klaire Kulas

AUNT: Lillian Kundert of Evansville, Indiana

SISTER-IN-LAW: Faye (Donald) Blarek of Wausau
Also survived by Nieces, Nephews and other relatives


DECEASED MOTHER: Dorothy Kulas (Maiden Name: Kercher)

PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Brian’s family to be designated at a later date
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

Brian taught his students that their years in high school were like a trip on a rocket ship. He inspired all who knew him to reach for the stars. . . .