Ulrich, Charles L., Bay City, Michigan

Passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2012. He was 83 years old. He was born on August 7, 1928. He married Bette Shaw on April 16, 1955. Charles began his career with Turrell and Benfield and was later a long time employee of Wickes Lumber. He loved living on the Saginaw Bay and fishing with his friends. Surviving are his wife, Bette; their children: John (Louise) Ulrich and Shawna (Dave) Makielski; two grandchildren: Ian and Alex Wilkinson; a sister, Paula (Cal) Long; a brother-in-law, William Shaw Jr.; and a special family friend, Doug Lagalo. Also surviving are many cousins, nephews, nieces and wonderful friends. He was preceded in death by his parents: Paul and Catherine Ulrich; a daughter, Kay Ulrich; and his in-laws: Helen and William Shaw. A Funeral Liturgy will take place on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church, 1503 Kosciuszko Ave, Bay City. Rev. Fr. Rick Filary will officiate. Private burial will take place in St. Andrew Cemetery. Friends are welcome to visit with Charles’ family on Tuesday, January 10, 2012, at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road, (off State), from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the American Heart Association. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home, church or through www.deislerfuneralhome.com.