Stanley L. Ulrich

September 15, 1937 ‒ June 29, 2008

Marion, Ohio

Stanley L. Ulrich, age 70, of Marion, died late Sunday evening, June 29, 2008, at his residence surrounded by his family following a lifelong battle with cancer originally detected in 1968.

He was born in Wayne, Nebraska, on September 15, 1937, the 14th of 10 boys and 3 girls of the late John and Eva Ruth (Bose) Ulrich. Stan graduated from Wayne City High School in the Class of 1955.

In February of 1956, Stan enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served as a deck hand and later Chief Officers Cook. Shortly after being diagnosed with cancer, he was honorably discharged following twelve years of service in 1968.

During his time in the Navy, Stan’s brother, John, introduced him to Sharon Kay Saygrover of Prospect. On February 12, 1966, they were married in Green Camp, Ohio.

Following his honorable discharge from the Navy, Stan moved to Marion and went to work for the Post Office. He worked as a letter carrier for nearly 23 years, and at one time or another he carried mail to every street in Marion. Stan “loved carrying mail, greeting the people, and telling them of the good Lord.” Give him any name in Marion, and he could give you their address.

He was a member of the Fairpark Community Baptist Church and their Men’s Breakfast Fellowship Group, Prospect Senior Center, Modern Woodmen of America, and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE).

An avid cook, Stan loved to cook and with his experience from the Navy he had a knack for cooking for larger groups. He cooked for many groups, including his church, the Prospect Senior Center, Bits n’ Pieces Quilting Guild, and Mt. Vernon Ave. Church of Christ.

With a love of fishing, “wherever you would find fish and water you could find Stan.” Nearly every year, he would make time to return to Nebraska to fish and spend time with his family.

Stan enjoyed playing pool at the Prospect Senior Center.

Having a heart of gold, Stan could find the best in everyone and people could not help enjoying his company. Always laughing, many knew him for his distinct and loud laughter.

Stan will be dearly missed by his wife, Sharon; two daughters: Michelle (Rick) Thomas of Dublin, Stacie (Tommy) Stacy of Marion; six grandchildren: Rob Crabtree, Josh Ulrich, Margeaux Thomas, Nicole, Brandon, and Hunter Stacy; three sisters: Donna (Winston) Morse, and Deloris (Gerald) Jensen, both of Grand Island, Nebraska; and Betty (Dorwin) Hafner of Ord, Nebraska; and countless nieces, nephews, and special friends.

Including his parents, Stan was preceded in death by all ten of his brothers.

His family will greet friends on Wednesday from 4 – 8 p.m. at the Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home, 360 E. Center St., Marion. Calling hours will also be held on Thursday from 10 – 11 a.m. at the Fairpark Community Baptist Church, 940 Bermuda Drive, Marion, with services celebrating his life following at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Kenneth Durtsche officiating. Military services provided by the Marion County United Veterans Council and a luncheon will follow the services at the church. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. in Raymond Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made Fairpark Community Baptist Church or to Marion General Hospice, 278 Barks Rd. West, Marion, Ohio 43302.

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