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Jerrald Ulrich, 86, of Sauk City, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, at Maplewood of Sauk Prairie.

He was born April 15, 1932, to Reinhart and Eleanor (Lifke) Ulrich in Milwaukee.

He attended North Freedom School and Reedsburg High School in 1949.

After high school he served four years in the Navy during the Korean War on the USS Cabot as machinist’s mate, earning the National Defense Service Medal.

He was united in marriage to Janice Penshorn who preceded him in death. He then was married to Judy Loose in 1976.

Jerry loved all kinds of sports especially Badger, Packer, Brewer and Bucks games. He had a love for gardening, hunting and fishing which also provided good meals for his family and friends. Jerry also loved playing cards especially euchre.

After he returned from the service, he helped out on the family farm. He was employed at Badger Army Ammunition Plant and Flambeau before he started his career with North Central Airlines. His career spanned through Republic Airlines until he retired in 1993 from Northwest Airlines. Working with the airlines he was able to enjoy many trips abroad and have special vacations with his family. In 2013, he was given the opportunity to go on the Badger Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. accompanied by his son, Jon.

His first of three grandchildren arrived in 1995, and he was a natural grandfather, loving every moment of it.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 42 years, Judy, children, Jon, Jenny (Brent) and Josh (Amy; grandchildren, KJ, Jake and Gemma). He is further survived by his twin, Jim; and sister, Sandy (Ron) Luther; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Janice, in 1975, his parents; and brother, Don.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at St. James Lutheran Church, Prairie du Sac, with the Rev. Bradley Pearson officiating. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, at Hooverson Funeral Home, Sauk City, and one hour before the service at the church. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, North Freedom.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. James Lutheran Church, Wisconsin Parkinson Association or the Badger Honor Flight.

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