Sunday, February 6, 2011

George Pulskamp - Sunday's Obituary

This obituary of my great-great-grandfather George Pulskamp was published in the March 29, 1952 edition of the Lima News in Ohio.

Ex-Publisher Dies in Celina Friday

(Special to the Lima News)
CELINA - Last rites will be held at 9:30am Monday in the Church of the Immaculate Conception here for George F. Pulskamp, 79, former newspaper publisher and print shop operator of Celina. The Rev. Albert Gerhardstein will officiate and the burial will be made in the church cemetery.
  Mr. Pulskamp died at 10:30 a.m. Friday in his home, 619 N. Walnut st. He was born in Maria Stein.
  He published the German language newspaper, Mercer-co Bote, for several years until it was discontinued in 1936. From that time until about five years ago he operated a printing business here. He was a member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception and the Poor Souls society of the parish.
  Surviving are his widow, Mary Catherine; three sons, Andrew Pulskamp of Cincinnati, Hugo at home and George B. in California; three daughers, Mrs. Marie Rapien of St. Bernard. O., Mrs. Antoinette English of Moscow, O., and Mrs. Emma Lee Art of Celina; 18 grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.
  The body was returned to the residence Saturday from the Pulskamp funeral home and friends may call after 6 p.m. Saturday.

This additional notice was in my father's collection:

George Pulskamp

  Final services for George Pulskamp were conducted this morning in the Immaculate Conception Catholic church in charge of Rev. Albert Gerhardstein. Servers for the mass were four grandsons, Paul and Bernard Rapien, Bernard Art, and Timothy Creeden.
  Pallbearers were nephews, Henry Bueltel, Victor and Wiro Pulskamp, Luke and Paul Gast and Paul Tobin.


  We wish to thank sincerely our friends and neighbors for the many floral offerings, spiritual bouquets and kind expressions of sympathy at the time of the loss of our beloved husband and father, George Pulskamp. We especially thank Rev. Albert Gerhardstein for his words of spiritual comfort.

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