George W. Ulrich, 77, ended his long struggle with Alzheimer’s and dementia on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, at Dolan Memory Care Home in Creve Coeur, Mo.
He was born April 6, 1938, to Vallora (Fitzenrider) and Joseph Ulrich at St. Joseph Hospital in Alton.
He was one of the first to attend Marquette Catholic High School and Alton High School simultaneously. He took his skills in design and construction to McDonnell Aircraft’s spacecraft and defense programs while attending Washington University night school. He retired from Boeing in 2003. During those years he served in the Army.
In 1964 he married Alton resident Marilyn Stobbs and moved to Florissant, Mo., but retained his Knights of Columbus No. 460 membership.
George is survived by his wife, Marilyn; daughters, Diane (Michael) Ressel of Florissant and Paula Eichholz of Kirkwood; son, William of O’Fallon, Mo.; grandchildren, Amanda and Joseph Ressel of Florissant; and sister-in-law Joann (John) Ulrich of East Alton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, John; and in-laws, Paul and Ruby Stobbs.
Services: Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Florissant, with Msgr. Mark Ullrich officiating. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, until time of Mass. Burial at St. Patrick Cemetery, Godfrey. Graveside Service conducted by childhood friend the Rev. Jerry Wickenhauser of Godfrey. Memorial contributions may be made to Jesuit Missionaries (burse of Rev. William Ulrich, S.J.) 4511 West Pine Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108, or the Alzheimer’s Association, 9370 Olive St. Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63132. A service of Hutchens Mortuary.