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Samuel L. Kulp

November 23, 1942 — January 18, 2024

Elkhart, IN

Samuel L. Kulp, 81 of Elkhart passed away on January 18, 2024 at Eastlake Nursing and Rehabilitation in Elkhart, IN. Sam was born on November 23, 1942 in Mishawaka, IN to Lester and Frances Bernice (Chamness) Kulp. He married Phyllis A. Teall on February 16, 1996 she preceded him in death on December 5, 2016.

Sam graduated from John Adams High School and graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in science, math and physics. After graduation he pursued a career as a computer operator, programmer, analyst and instructor.  He was a member of APO service fraternity. He was a Boy Scout, and Scout Master Eagle Scout.  He and his late wife Phyllis were members of Zion Lutheran Church.

Sam is survived by his sister Esther (John “Jay”) Pace of Canada, children Jeffrey Bell of Elkhart, Jennifer (Melvin) Williams of Elkhart and grandson Dustin Bell. Sam was preceded in death by his parents Lester and Frances Kulp and his wife Phyllis.

Graveside services will be this spring at Zion Cemetery in Bristol, IN. Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, 1531 Cobblestone Blvd., Elkhart, IN 46514 is assisting Sam’s family. Online condolences may be made to the family at

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