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Delores Ulrich 1933-2012

December 26, 2012
Emmetsburg News

GRAETTINGER - Funeral service for Delores June Ulrich of Graettinger was held Saturday, Dec. 22, at First United Methodist Church in Emmetsburg. The Rev. Louis Gallo officiated.

Burial was in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Ringsted. The Henry-Olson Funeral Home in Estherville was in charge of arrangements.

Delores June (Ludwig) Ulrich, daughter of Leo and Mary (Kober) Ludwig was born June 24, 1933. She received her education at West Bend schools, graduating in 1950.

On Oct. 22, 1950 Delores was united in marriage to Walter LaVerne Ulrich at Delores' parents' home near West Bend. Following their marriage, the couple lived near West Bend until December 1958 when they moved to Graettinger. Delores raised her family and helped Walter with the farming.

Delores was active in the United Methodist Women, Happy Birthday Club, and the Women's Circle. She enjoyed cooking, canning, playing cards, and antiques. Delores loved watching game shows and sports and would never miss the chance to tell her kids or grandchildren that she was a member of the 1947 West Bend girls state basketball team. Most important to her was spending time with her family.

Delores passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, at Avera Holy Family Health in Estherville, at the age of 79.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Joe Ulrich; grandson, Scott Polzin; granddaughter, Amy Ulrich; siblings, MaDeen, Kate, Leo Jr., Carl, Merle, Joe, John, and Phyllis; and other relatives.

Surviving are her husband, Walter of Graettinger; children, Jerry (Donna) Ulrich of Armstrong, Jewell (Alan) Polzin of Laramie, WY, Jeff (Mary Kay) Ulrich of Armstrong, Jon (Jodi) Ulrich of Apple Valley, MN, and Jan (Paul) Ehmen of Cylinder; 13 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; siblings, Wayne (Elaine) Ludwig of Churchville, MD, Donald (Judy) Ludwig of Algona, and Sandy (Bill) Devereaux of Pocahontas.

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