Elmer Pulscher | Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

November 18, 1936 - May 26, 2021


Elmer Pulscher, age 84, passed away on May 26. He was born on November 18, 1936, in Erskine, Minnesota. After graduation from Mahnomen High School (Mahnomen, MN), he was drafted into the U.S. Army, where he served in Korea and El Paso, TX. He married the love of his life, Mary Ann Van Epps, on July 12, 1958. A highlight for Elmer and Mary was the adoption of their only child, Michelle, in March 1966.

Elmer spent nearly his entire career with the U.S. Postal Service, working in a variety of positions at the main post office in downtown Minneapolis. Upon retirement, Elmer spent time traveling with Mary to visit family and friends, highlighted by trips to Alaska and The Netherlands. Elmer loved to tinker in his garage, fixing lawnmowers, snow blowers, and other non-working engines that he skillfully put back into service.

The most important part of Elmer’s life was his deep and unwavering love of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Elmer faithfully served God in many ways, at church or helping others, and was a wonderful example of what it means to live a Christian life.

Elmer leaves behind his wife of 62 years, Mary Ann Pulscher; his daughter, Michelle (Tom) Wiersum; and two grandchildren, Tim (Tiger) Wiersum and Daniel Wiersum. He is survived by siblings, George (Jean) Pulscher, John (Marcia) Pulscher, Sena Kohl, Sylvia Pulscher; and in-laws, Jim (Maggie) Van Epps and Maddi Van Epps. He was preceded in death by his sister, Alice Pulscher, earlier this year.

Private services are pending, followed by private burial at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.


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