Kulman, Joann Gilbert

Kulman, Joann Gilbert

June 24, 1931 – April 27, 2012
Age 80, of Arden Hills passed away Friday, 4/27. Born 6/24/1931 in Buffalo Lake, MN. Preceded in death by parents, John and Anna Gilbert; siblings, Fern Norvell and John Gilbert. Survived by son and caregiver, Michael Kulman, daughter, Jonee Brigham, Son-in-law Scott Brigham, Grandchildren Sam, and Joe, ex-husband, Herb Kulman, and many other family and dear friends. A loving, creative, and free spirit throughout her life, Joann grew up on a farm in Buffalo Lake, MN, earned a BS in Home Economics Education from the U of MN in 1954, taught high school English and Home Ec., worked as an interior designer at Schuneman’s in St.Paul, married in 1959 and moved to West Virginia, where she taught design and earned a Masters of Home Economics Education at WVU in 1962. Moving to Virginia, she co-founded an art gallery and started a family. In 1966, they moved to Minnesota and she raised a family, while enjoying dancing, politics, art, design, and theatre. Through her sunny outlook and those she loved, she found, in her words, a “Heaven on Earth.”  Celebration of Life Saturday, July 21 from 1:00-3:00 P.M at Theatre in the Round, 245 Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55454. For questions email jgkmemorial@gmail.com E-guestbook at www.jgkmemorial.blogspot.com