Von Ulshafer, 85, Wabash, formerly of LaFontaine, died at 10:43 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Wabash County Hospital. He was born Nov. 16, 1927, in Wabash County, to Urban David and Maxine Elizabeth (Harrell) Ulshafer.
Von was a 1947 graduate of LaFontaine High School, and attended Ball State University for one year. He married Phyllis Marie Watts Sept. 8, 1950 in Roanoke. He was a tool-and-die maker at Delco in Kokomo, retiring in 1992 after 27 years. Von was a member of Grace Community Church in Marion. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Korean Conflict from 1950 to 1952, and always enjoyed his army reunions and seeing his army buddies. Von loved to farm, travel in his motorhome, and visit with his kids and friends. He also enjoyed building and remodeling houses.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Ulshafer, Wabash; five children, Edward (Allison) Ulshafer, LaFontaine, David A. (Sheryll) Ulshafer, Wabash, Kevin (Margaret) Ulshafer, Macon, Ga., Jeff (Colleen) Ulshafer, Winter Springs, Fla., and Loraine Kay (Mike) Sorrell, LaFontaine; sister, Reba (Donald) Jacobs, LaFontaine; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash. Burial will be in LaFontaine Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. The memorial guest book for Von may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.