Tina C. Kulzer, age 50, of Sauk Centre, passed away unexpectedly Sept. 4, 2021, at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.

A Mass of Christian Burial was Sept. 13 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with the Rev. Jeremy Theis officiating and the Rev. Kenneth Popp concelebrating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Tina Connie Kulzer was born Jan. 27, 1971, in Sauk Centre to Norby and Mickey Wessel. She grew up on her family farm with her four siblings. She graduated from Sauk Centre High School in 1989. On June 8, 1990, she married Jerry Kulzer at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. Tina and Jerry had three kids together, Heidi, Shawn and Amanda. They raised their family on the farm, a mile from where she grew up. The family grew throughout the years adding many grandkids.

Tina loved and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Her hobbies included camping, baking, gardening, motorcycling and going on trips. She touched the lives of many and will be missed by all.

Survivors include her husband, Jerry Kulzer of Sauk Centre; children Heidi (Jeff) Chalich, Shawn Kulzer (fiancé Katie Wiener) and Amanda (Adam) Jensen, all of Sauk Centre; grandchildren Jace, Wesley, Lewis and Greyson Chalich and Hank and Gus Jensen; sisters and brother Pam (Tom) Koppelman of Melrose, Tom Wessel of Sauk Centre, Sharon Messer (significant other Mike Hatlestad) of Sauk Centre, and Mona (Bill) Marthaler of New Munich; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Tina was preceded in death by her parents, Norby and Mickey Wessel; grandson Easton Chalich; and brother Marvin Wessel.

Serving as casket bearers were Jamie Messer, Cory Messer, Matt Waldvogel, Scott Teigland, Derek Feil, Scott Lyon and Justin Messer. Cross bearer was Eric Marthaler and scripture bearer was Lexie Marthaler.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Sauk Centre.

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