Douglas M. Ulrich, 66, Rochester, died peacefully on March 21, 2013 at Regina Medical Center in Hastings.
Douglas was born January 8, 1947 in Hector, the son of Werner Sr. and Leona (Clobes) Ulrich. He graduated from Cannon Falls High School in 1965. He graduated from Rochester Junior College and attended Mankato State University. He worked various jobs throughout his life, most recently at Cub Foods in Rochester. He was married to Carla Saam on August 19, 1995 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Rochester.
Douglas enjoyed the outdoors, camping and fishing. He enjoyed playing cards, woodworking, listening to music and watching Twins games. Douglas also appreciated spending time with his grandchildren.
A sincere thank you is extended to the staff of the Grace Unit at Regina Medical Center Hastings, Faribault Care Center, Golden Living East Rochester, and St. Marys hospital, for providing compassion and care for Douglas during his illness.
Douglas is survived by his wife Carla, his daughters Heather (Paul) Gordon and Heidi (TJ) Tautges; his step-son Matthew (Amy) Saam; three grandchildren, Jameson, Madison and Kate; his siblings Werner Jr., Ramona (John) Swenson, and Wendy (Terry) Norton; a sister-in-law, Marlene Ulrich; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by parents, Werner Sr. and Leona; sister, Marie and brothers, Dennis, and Dwight.
The funeral service was held Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at Bethel Lutheran Church with the Rev. Jason Burggraff officiating. Burial was in Grandview Memorial Gardens, Rochester.
Memorials are suggested to the National Alliance on Mental Illness Minnesota.
Macken Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Online condolences are welcome atwww.mackenfuneralhome.com