Art Pula

May 14, 1932 - September 14, 2016
Portage, MI

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Visitations


Friday, September 16, 2016
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church
1150 West Centre Avenue
Portage, MI 49024
(269) 327-5165
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Services


Friday, September 16, 2016
11:00 AM EDT
St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church
1150 West Centre Avenue
Portage, MI 49024
(269) 327-5165

Following the service, food and fellowship will be shared in the church hall.

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Contributions


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Kairos Dwelling
2945 Gull Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
(269) 381-3688
Driving Directions
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Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan
222 N. Kalamazoo Mall, Ste. 100
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 345-0273
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Flowers


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Ambati
1830 S. Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 349-4961
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Life Story / Obituary


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Age 84, died September 14, 2016 at his home. Art was born May 14, 1932 in Standish, the son of Frank and Mary (Gryzch) Pula. He served in the Army during Korea and retired from the Upjohn Company following 35 years of service and received the W.E. Upjohn Award. Art was very active with United Way, American Red Cross, Kairos Dwelling and school reading programs. He was a former member of St. Joseph Church and member of St. Catherine of Siena Church. Art was preceded in death 3 siblings: Walt and Joe Pula and Dolores Hammond. On May 29, 1954 in E. Lansing, he was united in marriage to Patricia (McGovern) Pula, who survives. Also surviving are 5 children: Christopher Pula (Thom Biggert), Gregory Pula, Anne Marie Pula-Campbell (Matthew Campbell), John (Pamela) Pula and Barbara (Nick) Ostrosky; 5 grandchildren: Claire, Cristine, Mark, Laurel and Abigail; brother, Mitch (Elaine) Pula and many nieces and nephews. Cremation will take place. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday 11am at St. Catherine of Siena Church with visitation beginning at 10am. A luncheon will follow the mass in Marian Hall. Please visit Art’s personal web page at www.BetzlerFuneralHome.com, where you can archive a favorite memory or photo and sign his online guestbook. Memorial donations may be made to Kairos Dwelling or Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan. Betzler Life Story Funeral Home, 6080 Stadium Drive; Kalamazoo (269) 375-2900