Sept. 21, 1936 - Aug. 23, 2013
WHITE PIGEON, Mich. — James L. “Jim” Kulp, 76, of White Pigeon, passed away from a brief illness at 3:50 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at Elkhart General Hospital.
He was born in Mottville Township, Mich., on Sept. 21, 1936, to the late Russell and Irene (Tavenier) Kulp. On March 3, 1979, he married Barbara M. (Kronewitter) Johnson in Mottville. She survives at home.
He is also survived by his daughter, Vickie (Vince) Schroen of White Pigeon; sons Ronnie (Delores), Chuck and Robert Kulp, all of Constantine, and Edward “Ed” Johnson of White Pigeon; sister Maxine (Russell) Carter of Park Rapids, Minn.; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
No immediate services have been planned. In accordance with the family’s wishes, Jim’s body is to be cremated and will be buried in Mottville Township Cemetery in Mottville at a later date. Arrangements have been placed under the care and direction of Billings Funeral Home of Elkhart, Ind.
Jim was the sexton and gravedigger for the White Pigeon and Mottville Township cemeteries for more than 40 years and was a proud member of the White Pigeon “Liar’s Club,” that met regularly at the local McDonald’s restaurant.
He will be best remembered for his hard work, faithfulness to his family and his sense of humor.