Elaine (Walker) Pula

Died July 12, 2017


Elaine (Walker) Pula, 91, of Omer, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, passed away after a short illness on the evening of Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

Elaine was born April 13, 1926, to Alex and Mary Walker of Omer. Elaine married the love of her life, Mitchell Pula, on Sept. 27, 1947. Together, they worked side by side running their family farm for nearly 70 years. Elaine also served more than 30 years as the Arenac Township clerk. In her spare time, she volunteered at her church and the Knights of Columbus. She enjoyed gardening, spending time with family and friends, playing cards, taking care of her pets and the wildlife surrounding her home.

Elaine is survived by her husband, Mitchell; her children, Sue (Jim) Rex, Don (Cindy) Pula and Jessie (Patti) Pula; her grandchildren, Joshua Rex, Jennifer Garone, Amanda Buck, Michael Pula Jr., Jamie Blanchard, Jason Pula, Abigail Pula, Austin Dingee and Alex Dingee; along with many great-grandchildren. Also surviving Elaine is her sister, Betty Shaw.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alex and Mary Walker; brothers, Bill, Joe and Bob Walker; and her children, Sandy Pula and Michael Pula Sr.

Family greeted family and friends Sunday, July 16, 2017, from 2-8 p.m. at the Lee-Ramsay Funeral Home Standish Chapel where a prayer service was held at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass was Monday, July 17, at 10 a.m. at the Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church with the Rev. Father David Parsch officiating. Interment was in St. Edward’s Catholic Cemetery, Omer.


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