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Robert (Bob) Ulrich

September 23, 2018
Estherville News

Funeral services for Robert (Bob) Ulrich, 71, of Armstrong, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Armstrong with Pastor Lauri Boysen officiating. Interment will be at Armstrong Grove Cemetery, Armstrong. He died on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, at Fairmont Hospital in Fairmont, Minn.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m., Monday at the church in Armstrong.

Robert (Bob) Alan Ulrich the first son of Frank and Kate (McGrauth) Ulrich was born February 16, 1947 in Whittemore, Iowa.

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He received his education at Rodman and Mallard schools graduating in 1965. He enlisted in the United States Army National Guard and received his honorable discharge in 1969.

On Aug. 6, 1965, he married Ruthe Baughman and to this union three children were born, Janiece (Todd) Runge; Jodie (Dennis) Schrader and Scott (Jaimee) Ulrich. The couple later divorced. Bob worked for 45 years around the area where his passion was for John Deere. He started as a salesman for Dudley Company in Swea City, managed the Fairmont location of Truman Farmers Elevator John Deere Division and was manager for Ernie Williams in Buffalo Center and Estherville retiring in 2014.

On July 3, 1985, Bob was united in marriage to Karen Kruckenberg (Stadtlander) at the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Armstrong. He has two step daughters, Dee (Stadtlander) Steve Jensen and Dawn (Stadtlander) Looft. Bob was a member of Nazareth Lutheran Church in Armstrong. Bob enjoyed going to 8-man football games and watching Dena play softball and basketball. He enjoyed playing with the grandkids and making pickles and hot beans for them and all the holiday's that the family spent together. Bob loved cooking, NASCAR, Green Bay Packers, Iowa Hawkeyes and camping at 3-finger campground with all the friends they met over the years.

Bob will be deeply missed by his wife, Karen; children, Janiece (Todd) Runge of Swea City; Jodie (Dennis) Schrader of Fairmont; Scott (Jaimee) Ulrich of Armstrong; step-daughters, Dee (Steve) Jensen of Ringsted and Dawn Looft of Fairmont; grandchildren, Andy (T.J.) Runge; Alicia (Aaron) Williams; Ariel Runge (Sean Quinn); Aric Runge; Spencer (Myranda) Schrader; Sierra Schrader (Jacob Hartke); Gabi and Jewell Ulrich; Ethan (Katie) Jensen; Clyve Jensen (Amanda Proehl); D.J. Looft; Dylan Looft and Dena Looft; great grandchildren, Matthew, Bentley, Kayden, Landon Runge and Samuel and Levi Williams; Isabella Quinn and Zoey Jensen. He has been preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Kate; brother, Jim Ulrich; sister, Ruth (Jack) Halder; mother and father-in-law, Arnold and Wilma Kruckenberg-Scholl; and step-father, Bud Scholl.



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