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Harold L. Pulskamp 1926-2015

Posted on April 24, 2015 - Filed Under Uncategorized

Harold L. Pulskamp, age 88 of Oldenburg, died Thursday, April 23, 2015 at St. Andrew’s Health Campus. Born September 6, 1926 in Franklin County Indiana, he is the son of Mary (Nee: Risselman) and Aloysius Pulskamp. He married Dolores Kirschner May 10, 1947 at Holy Family Church and she preceded him in death on February 23, 1995. He married Dolores Bella June 1, 1996 at Holy Family Church. Harold farmed and was a supervisor at Ford/Visteon, retiring from there in 1983. He served as a Franklin County Councilman 23 years, over 45 years as a Precinct Committeeman, was a member of St. Mary’s of the Rock Church, the Knights of Columbus Council #1461 and Sons of The American Legion Post #271 in Batesville.

Although working at Ford and farming kept Harold busy, he filled his free time with several activities. He loved to dance and for years was a square dance caller. He also enjoyed following the Reds, I.U. basketball, playing Solo, making his own wine, watching Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune and old westerns. In recent years Harold and Dolores liked eating out and were able to do quite a bit of traveling including numerous trips out west.

He is survived by his wife Dolores; daughters and son-in-laws Darlene and Ron Obermeyer of Oldenburg, Lois and Verlin Israel of Batesville, Donna and Steve McQueen of St. Mary’s; son and daughter-in-law Melvin and Loraine Pulskamp of St. Mary’s; step daughters Stephanie Binz of Cincinnati, Mary Sue Koch of Batesville, Kristina Schneider of Sunman, Regina Davidson of St. Mary’s; step sons Jerome Spaeth of Guilford, Thomas Spaeth of St. Mary’s; sisters Shirley Laker and Elvira Timke, both of Batesville; 15 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; 10 step grandchildren and 10 step great grandchildren. In addition to his former wife and parents, he is also preceded in death by his brother Willard Pulskamp; one grandson and one step great grandson.

Visitation is Tuesday, April 28th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 29th, at St. Mary’s of the Rock Church with Rev. David Kobak O.F.M. officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family requests memorials to the St. Mary’s Preservation Fund or Hospice of Margaret Mary Health.


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