Kenneth E. Ulrich, 97, of Eureka, IL passed away at 3:36 a.m. on Friday, August 21, 2020 at The Loft Nursing Home in Eureka.
He was born on November 9, 1922 North East of Eureka, IL in the farm home to Emanuel and Mathilda Schertz Ulrich. He married Ruby Reeb on June 22, 1950 in Hopedale. She passed away on May 20, 2016 after 65 years of marriage.
He is survived by his children, Rollin (Velma) Ulrich of Syracuse, IN; Steven (Naomi) Ulrich of Eureka; and Debra (Rollin) Handrich of Goshen, IN; eight grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; two brothers, Harold( Lila) Ulrich of Eureka, IL; Frank (Cara) Ulrich of Archibold, OH; two sisters, Mildred Reeb of Eureka, IL; Geneva Meyer of Orville, OH.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Keith Ulrich, and brothers, Wilfred Ulrich, and Emanuel Jr Ulrich.
Kenneth farmed until 1975 and was co-owner of Ulrich Insurance in Eureka for 20 years from 1968-1988.
Kenneth was a lifelong member of Roanoke Mennonite Church. He put Christ first in his life.
Graveside services will be held for family and friends at Roanoke Mennonite Cemetery (1220 County Road 1600 E, Roanoke, IL 61561) on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. Pastor Bryan Miller will officiate. For those attending, feel free to bring lawn chairs. Cremation will be accorded. Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka is handling arrangements for the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Roanoke Mennonite Cemetery and sent to 1195 County Road 1600 E, Eureka, IL 61530 or made online at https://roanokemennonite.org/donate. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.argoruestmanharris.com.
AUG 30. 1:30 PM (CST)
Roanoke Mennonite Cemetery
1220 County Rd 1600 E
Roanoke, IL 61561
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