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Delores June Ulrich

December 20, 2012
Estherville Daily News

EMMETSBURG - Funeral services for Delores June Ulrich, 79, of Graettinger will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 at the First United Methodist Church in Emmetsburg with Pastor Louis Gallo officiating. Interment will be at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Ringsted. She died Wednesday, Dec. 19 at Avera Holy Family?Hospital in Estherville.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m., Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Emmetsburg,

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

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Delores June Ulrich

On Oct. 22, 1950, she was united in marriage to Walter LaVerne Ulrich at Delores' parent's home near West Bend. Following their marriage, the couple lived near West Bend until December of 1958 when they moved to Graettinger. Delores raised her family and helped Walter with the farming. For hobbies, she enjoyed cooking, canning, playing cards, and antiques. She 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 was active in the United Methodist Women, Happy Birthday Club and the Women's Circle.

Left to cherish Delores' memory are her husband, Walter of Graettinger; children, Jerry (Donna) Ulrich of Armstrong; Jewell (Alan) Polzin of Laramie, Wyo.; Jeff (Mary Kay) Ulrich of Armstrong; Jon (Jodi) Ulrich of Apple Valley, Minn.; 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.

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

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