Mary Alice (Braun) Ulman, 90, of Decatur, IN, passed away on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 9, 2021, at Parkview Hospital Randallia. She was born in Adams County, IN, on December 8, 1930, the daughter of the late Lawrence A. and Matilda C. (Rumschlag) Braun. On June 9, 1951, she married Thomas F. Ulman and after 49 years he preceded her in death on August 10, 2000.
She was a lifelong parishioner of the St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and was a 1949 graduate of Decatur Catholic High School. She spent countless hours arranging and tending to flowers around the Altar in the Sanctuary of the Church. She was also a member of the Women of St. Mary’s.
Aside from being a homemaker, Alice and her late husband, Tom were the owners and operators of The Food Bank, a grocery store in Geneva from 1960 – 1989. She also was a member of Herb Friends, Caliente Extension Homemakers, and the Women of the Moose 1311.
Alice is survived by 2 sons, Ronald T. Ulman of Decatur and Kevin J. (Megan Spice) Ulman of New Haven; 3 daughters, Sharon M. (Gary) Konkle of Ft. Wayne, Cindy D. (Dan) Wheeler of Pennville, and Lisa R. (Mike) Pilgrim of Decatur; a sister, Joanne Mowery of Decatur, IN; 6 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Richard, John, and William Braun and 5 sisters, Lucille Gelzleichter, Vera Krugh, Sister Joyce Braun CSA, Irene Schmenk, and Marcella Minick.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home, with a reciting of the Holy Rosary at 3:30 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 13, 2021 in St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, with calling 1 hour prior from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. in the St. Mary’s Parish Hall. Father David Ruppert will be officiating. Burial will immediately follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or to the American Diabetes Association.
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