Frank Eugene Pulkinen

Frank Eugene Pulkinen 76, a resident of Pearland, TX, formerly of Manvel, TX, for 45 years, passed away May 17, 2023, in Pearland, TX. He was born June 5, 1946, in Houston, TX. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War as a E-5, 2nd Class Aviation Ordnance Man on the USS Coral Sea CVA 43 for attack squadron VA 52. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, CF Spencer Lodge No 1384 A.F & A.M.  He was an Inspector for Texas Pipe Bending and S.G.S. Inspection Company. He also worked with many plants in the Deer Park area.

Frank was an avid outdoorsman, hunter, and fisherman who loved the family ranch. He loved sharing his time with his wife, children, grandchildren, and entire extended family and friends. Frank loved cooking outdoors and was a pitmaster in his own right. He was a phenomenal archer, marksman, and avid knife collector. Frank was a gifted storyteller and was never at a loss for words. Frank studied the Bible, knew the scriptures of our Lord and was strong in his faith in Jesus Christ.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Harriet Pulkinen, and his brother, William Pulkinen.

Frank leaves behind his wife of 53 years, Sherry Pulkinen; daughter, Carrie Korts, husband Michel; son, Jeff Pulkinen, wife Kristi; grandchildren: Tyler Pulkinen, wife Sarah, Travis Pulkinen, Carissa Wallace, and Cailey Wallace; sister, Patricia Truelock; many more loving extended family, and many dear friends.

A visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2023, with a service to follow at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Crowder Funeral Home in Pearland with Chaplain Frank Rodriguez to officiate.

Memorials may be made to Operation Honor Our Local Veterans.  Frank was a Proud Veteran.

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  1. To my sweet and long time friend. I pray that you find comfort and peace during this unusual time in your life. Love you. Eileen

  2. My condolences to the family. Frank was always one of the good guys. May he rest in peace.

    Janet Nicholson Saenz
  3. Condolences to Frank’s family and friends. When Frank entered into the gates he started gathering a group for a fishing trip lead by Y’shua He left no doubt in everyone he met he loved his family, G-d, friends and his life he has had with all. Even though you are not with us in body, you are so going to be missed and loved everyday. RIP

    Marsha Lee Vance Linn
  4. Frank was a True Friend, who was a Giver when the time came. However, Frank was More, Much More to Me. Frank was, and, will Forever Be My Brother in Christ. A Man Among Men Standing Tall when it Counted Most. Frank will Forever be with me in Heart, Mind, and, Soul. Love you Frank, My other Brother. ❤️

    Leland McCoy
  5. Oh my kind friend Frank, I will miss our chats. To Sherry and family, may God Our Father surround and comfort you.

    Beverley Howard Strickland
  6. My sympathy to Sherry my dear friend and all Frank’s family. I enjoyed all our times together. Such a good man. Amen.

    Linda Risner Jody

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