Michael G. Bulkowski

1945 - 2020

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Michael G. Bulkowski, 74, of rural Arcadia, passed away at 11:11am on Monday, January 27, 2020, at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay. He was born on November 9, 1945 to the late Alfred E. and Leah (Semler) Bulkowski. He married Grenda Roth on April 8, 1967 and she survives. Also surviving are two children: Michelle Lyn (Fred) Gingrich of Ashland, OH, and Michael Aaron Bulkowski of Chicago, IL; six grandchildren: Abbey, Avery, Chloe, and Ethan Gingrich, and Willough and Eero Bulkowski; a sister, Karen Sue (Fred) Leonard of Alvada; brothers-in-law: Gary (Karen) Roth and Galen (Gloria) Roth; four nephews: Ryan (Staci) Leonard, Matt (Lori) Leonard, Todd (Joline) Roth, and Scott (Erin) Roth; and a niece, Gina (William) Herron. He was a 1963 graduate of Arcadia High School and served in the US Army from 1965-68 (SP5). He retired from General Dynamics Army Tank Plant in Lima in 2004. He was a fan of all sports, from The Ohio State Buckeyes and Cleveland Indians to coaching both midget football and little league teams at Arcadia. Mike was a member of the VFW, AMVETS, and American Legion, all Fostoria Chapters. He enjoyed tinkering in the shop, camping, and anything outdoors. He most of all loved spending time with his grandchildren and vacationing in the Gulf with his wife. Mike was able to fulfill a lifelong dream by traveling to Poland to meet relatives in the summer of 2019 with his sister, brother-in-law, and wife. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Erma Metzger officiating. Burial will follow in Arcadia Cemetery, where the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad will present full military rites. Visitation will be held from 3:00-7:00pm on Friday, January 31, and for one hour (10:00-11:00am) prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials can be directed to the Parkinson's Foundation, Arcadia United Methodist Church, or a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be shared by visiting coldrencrates.com.

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Friday, January 31st 2020 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    Saturday, February 1st 2020 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

  • Funeral Service:

    Saturday, February 1st 2020 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:

    Arcadia Cemetery [Map]

    Arcadia, Ohio

  • Contributions:

    Parkinson's Foundation of NW Ohio - Bulkowski
    580 Craig Drive #8, PBM #202
    Perrysburg, Ohio 43551

    Arcadia United Methodist Church - Bulkowski
    19397 C.R. 216
    Arcadia, Ohio 44804

    Donors Choice


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To : GrendaKaren and family
Date :Wednesday, January 29th 2020
From : Barbara Bob Boebel
It is with great sadness we learn of the passing of Mike. Keep your memories close to your heart and he will always be with you. Our deepest sympathies to everyone.

To : Grenda and Karen and Family
Date :Wednesday, January 29th 2020
From : Denny and Barb Greer
We are so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. It's been years since we have seen you, but you are still in our thoughts and prayers.

To : Grenda family
Date :Tuesday, January 28th 2020
From : Bonda Tom
We are thinking of all of you at this most difficult of times. Keep your memories close to your heart and may you find peace among them. Love to all-

To : Grenda
Date :Tuesday, January 28th 2020
From : Kathy Smith
Dear roomie.....your memories will roll down your cheeks, love tears...may GOD wrap his arms around your whole family....Love you, K

To : Brenda and family
Date :Tuesday, January 28th 2020
From : Bob Sue Metzger Huth
We are so sorry for your loss.

To : Grenda
Date :Tuesday, January 28th 2020
From : Diane Cardwell
Grenda, so sorry for your loss. May God's peace and comfort be with you and your family as you go through this difficult time.

To : Entire Bulkowski family
Date :Tuesday, January 28th 2020
From : Pamela marvin lim
Grenda, Michelle,Mike and Kids, you all have my thoughts and prayers in the passing of Your husband,father and grandfather. I am so sorry you all have to go through this tragic event. Remember the good times and cherish them always. God bless all of you.

To : Grenda and the Bulkowski Family
Date :Wednesday, January 29th 2020
From : Paula Sue Russell
My deepest sympathies to you, Grenda, and your family in the loss of your husband. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers now and the days ahead. God be with you and bless you all.

To : Grenda and family
Date :Wednesday, January 29th 2020
From : Nancy and Bill Recker
We want to send our deepest sympathy for the loss of Michael.. He will be sadly missed. May he rest in peace.

To : Michael Bulkowski
Date :Wednesday, January 29th 2020
From : Dana Darsi Dea
In our thoughts & prayers

To : Grenda and Family
Date :Thursday, January 30th 2020
From : Becky and Gary Hawk
So sorry to learn of Mile's passing. May your memories remind you of all the good family times that you had together.

You are in my thoughts and prayer.


To : Bulkowski family
Date :Sunday, February 2nd 2020
From : Ray and Marie Reinhard
Sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Played football together in high school and friends during our school years. Praying for comfort and peace for family.
Ray and Marie (Russell) Reinhard