Peggy Kulczewski


Peggy Kulczewski, 69, of Monmouth, IL, passed away at 11:18 a.m., Thursday, April 25, 2019 at her home.

Peggy was born December 17, 1949, in Monmouth, IL, the daughter of Ralph and Dorothy (Schweitzer) Ault.  She was raised and educated in Monmouth, graduating from Warren High School in 1967.  She later earned her Bachelor’s Degree in 1971 and her Master’s Degree in 1972 in Physical Education from the University of Illinois.

Peggy married Al Kulczewski on January 31, 1971, at the Sugar Tree Grove United Presbyterian Church and he survives.

Peggy was an Educator and Teacher for 33 years most of which was spent with the Monmouth School District.  She also taught for 12 years as a Professor at Monmouth College.  She also spent 18 years as a United Methodist Minister serving the Smithshire and Kirkwood communities.

She enjoyed crafting stained glass and gardening.  Peggy was given an Honorary Varsity letter from the U of I for her promotion and support of women’s athletics. She was an active 4-H leader and was a 4-H Hall of Fame member.  She was also a member of the Fairview Center United Methodist Church.  Her passion was writing and publishing books, most notably “Maggie Jean”.

Survivors include her husband, Al Kulczewski of Monmouth; one daughter, Gail (Jason) Sparks of Monmouth, IL; two sons, Ben (Amanda) Kulczewski of Evanston, IL and Tom (Michelle) Kulczewski of Brownsville, WI; grandchildren, Spencer Kulczewski, Trent Kulczewski, Lydia Kulczewski, Matea Kulczewski, Malix Kulczewski and Jordan Sparks; one sister, Ruth Ellen (Steve) Shimmin of Monmouth; three brothers, Wayne (Sue) Ault of Monmouth, Bill (Caroline) Ault of Monmouth and Neal Ault of Peoria; numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be 11:30 am, Saturday, May 4, 2019 at McGuire & Davies Funeral Home and Crematory, Monmouth.  Visitation will be from 8:30-11:30 on Saturday morning prior to the services.  Cremation will take place following the services with interment to be at Sugar Tree Grove Cemetery.  Memorials may be given to the Monmouth Roseville Education Foundation or Warren County 4-H.