David C. Kulzer

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Monday, July 2, 1945
Date of Death:
Saturday, August 10, 2019
74 years old


Date: Saturday August 17, 2019
Time: 10:00 am

Location: Holy Spirit Catholic Church [ view map ]

Memorial Mass

Date: Saturday August 17, 2019
Time: 11:00 am

Location: Holy Spirit Catholic Church [ view map ]


Location: Calvary Cemetery [ view map ]

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Monday, July 2, 1945
Date of Death:
Saturday, August 10, 2019
74 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Monday, July 2, 1945
Date of Death:
Saturday, August 10, 2019
74 years old

David C. Kulzer

Mr. Kulzer, 74, of Rochester, MN died Saturday, August 10, 2019 at his residence.  David was born on July 2, 1945 in Melrose, MN, to Roman and Adelinde (Terhaar) Kulzer.

He married Karen R. Otis of Rochester, MN (formerly of Iowa) at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Rochester, MN in 1975, and the couple has resided with their family in Rochester since then.

Mr. Kulzer worked for the State of Minnesota in the Department of Public Safety for over 20 years as a Driver’s License Examiner and Station Supervisor. Upon retirement, he spent time volunteering at nursing homes and had a special ministry to the elderly. He had a very deep faith and commitment to God.

Survivors include his wife, Karen; three children, Jennifer, Anne (Chris) Moberg, and Stephen; three grandchildren, Marina, Samuel and Rachel Moberg; one brother, and six sisters. He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Rochester, with visitation starting one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery Columbarium in Rochester.

In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Rochester, MN.

Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com


The family of David C. Kulzer has received the following condolences.

Dear Anne ,Chris and family,

We were so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved father.

We know the Lord will care and comfort all of you in a very

special way.

May your dear father's memory be a blessing.


Love and prayers,

Pierre and Mary Ellen Porter



Karen- I am so sorry to hear that your husband passed away.  Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. 

I have been blessed knowing you, David, through the eyes of your sister, Marina and your brother-in-law, George. 

Your faith and devotion to God, your love and loyalty to your family, along with your commitment to your community, combined with your strength, courage, and perseverance have made you an amazing role model for everyone that was blessed to have crossed your path. 

Thank you for what you have contributed towards making the world a better place for everyone. 

All my respect and prayer

 Mary Jane Marroquin-Goss



I don’t know who named David,  his father or mother but he lived up to his namesake in the Bible.  God describes David as a “man after my own heart”. Our David was a man after the Lord’s heart.   He accepted the Lord’s will with grace and acceptance and offered up his suffering for the behalf of others.  He was trusting and obedient.  He devoted much time to the Lord.  He truly loved the Lord.  He treated others with kindness and care.  I remember when my dad was going through cancer surgery at the Mayo, he offered his home for us to stay as long as we needed.  He prepared meals for us and was very kind to me and my siblings. That is probably what I remember most about him; his devotion to our Lord and how kind and gracious he was to others.  Even when his health was not good, he still served others.  He was an exceptional person and I am very happy that although we on earth grieve for the loss of him here, he has now been made perfect in heaven and we can rejoice that not only has his suffering ceased but that he is now in communion with the Lord.

love, his niece Sara Platt

Dios conforte sus corazones, con su paz.


Anne and family,

We were sad to hear of your father's passing. May HaShem wrap you in his arms of comfort and give you peace. We are thinking of you at this time of grief. Blessed is the true judge.

With love,

Warren and Candi Bishop

I am so sorry to hear about your father’s passing. My condolences to you and your family. 

May our Lord comfort you in the loss of your loved one.

So sorry to hear of your loss. May his name be a blessing to all that hear it. 

Dear Dave my best friend and class mate: 

Karen & Family, sorry you lost Dave, Please except our condolence

I always admired you for being as close to God & all the time you called us, & asked about wife cancer & helped me when I had to go to the male clinic. Thanks to you my wife & I have become closer to God. I ask God everyday to do his Holy Will, my good wife & I have been together 48 years, we have always believed in our Good Lord & Mother Mary. I read a lot of books about God & Mary in Heaven. It says, the more suffering we do on this earth, the less we do in the next. I can see or ear can hear from what I have in store in those who Love me. Death comes like a thief in the night. I don"T think Dave will do much suffering in the next World, until we meet again I Trust in God that we will meet in the next World. Love Roger & Pat Messer

Karen and family, sorry you lost David, please accept my condolences.

Dear David,

You loved God so, so much. God was your Daddy God, and He was so real to you as was Mother Mary, All the Angels and Saints. They walked and talked with you each day. Your daily reality was being with them. You also knew Jesus, and especially Jesus Crucified in His sufferings which you experienced in your daily life. You loved living in God’s Divine Will whether it was joy, peace, crosses, disappointments and sufferings because you wanted what God wanted for you. 

It was always a delight to talk with you over the phone because you were so open, honest and sharing about God and your love for Karen and your family. I told you that your enthusiasm and persevering spirit for loving God so inspired me to love God more and more. Thank you for being a Witness to Jesus for me.

I love you very much,

Your loving sister, Marina


Every visit to your home has fond memories for Marina and myself.
I remember my first visit in the Summer of 1989.  After supper
you led us in an impromtu prayer meeting.  I'll always remember
you leading us in one of your favorite songs.

Song "In My Father's House"
1.  Come and go with me to my Father's house ...
2.  It's not very far to my Father's house ...
3.  Jesus is the Way to my Father's house ...
4.  Jesus is the Light in my Father's house ...
5.  All is peace and love in my Father's house ...
6.  We will dance and sing in my Father's house ...
7.  We will praise the Lord in my Father's house ...
    Where there's joy, joy, joy!

Your brother in law and sister,
George and Marina Blackwood

Dear Dad,

I am so grateful for all that you have done for me over the years. You raised me to love God, serve others, and work hard (until it's just right!). You taught me so much, but there was still so much I could have learned from you. Your self-discipline and devotion to prayer is an amazing testimony to your love for the Lord. I'm sorry you had to endure so much suffering with your health, but know that I remember the man who played hide and seek with us, wrestled on the floor, guessed words we spelled on your back, drove us everywhere (and eventually taught us how to drive), and so much more. I'm sure I never told you enough how much I love you. You will be missed, and I hope that our actions and decisions in preparing your funeral service are honoring to you.

One last hug,




You are amazingly strong and a prayer warrior. You have been an excellent caretaker for dad, and we appreciate you so much. You are the hardest-working and most servant-hearted person I know, and you have set an amazing example for us. I love you so much.