Irene Ullerich
In Memory of
Irene Marie
1921 -

Obituary for Irene Marie Ullerich

Irene M. Ullerich, 96, of Atlantic, passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic.

Irene Marie Ullerich was born on May 25, 1921, in Ute, Crawford County, Iowa, the daughter of Herman and Sophia Emma Ida (Knop) Ullerich. Her family made Atlantic their home when she was eight. She graduated from Atlantic High School in 1939, and went on to teach country school in the area for the next two years. Irene received parochial school training at Concordia Teacher's College in Seward, Nebraska, and taught in church schools for two years in Beemer, Nebraska and New Germany, Minnesota. She later worked as a secretary for Meadow Gold, now known as Dean Foods in Des Moines until she was 62. In 1982, she returned to Atlantic to care for her mother, and decided it was time to apply for her first driver's license at the age of 62.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Atlantic, and active in the Women's and Sewing Circles. Irene volunteered at the former Atlantic Care Center for many years. Irene enjoyed visiting with others at the many events held at the Senior Center. She always delighted in a game of pinochle and tending to her flower gardens.

Irene is survived by her sisters, Janice Moon and Helen Coles of Des Moines, Iowa, and her nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Sophia Ullerich; brother, Arnold Ullerich; and sister, Luella McBain.

Celebration of Life services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 1, 2017, at Southlawn Memorial Gardens in Atlantic, with Reverend Ken Davidson of Zion Lutheran Church officiating. Immediately following the service the family invites you to join them for refreshments in the fellowship hall at Zion Lutheran Church.

Memorials may be made to Mission Central or Zion Lutheran Church.

Roland Funeral Home is caring for Irene's family and her arrangements. Condolences may be left at

In Memory Of
Irene Marie Ullerich
May 25, 1921
Ute, Crawford County, Iowa

Entered Into Rest
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Atlantic, Iowa
At the age of
96 years & 9 days

Graveside Service
2:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Southlawn Memorial Gardens
Atlantic, Iowa

Please join the family after the service for refreshments in the fellowship hall at Zion Lutheran Church.

The family has suggested that memorials
may be given to Mission Central or Zion Lutheran Church.

Jesus Loves Me
Jesus loves me! This I know,
For the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to Him belong;
They are weak but He is strong.

Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so.

Jesus love me! He who died
Heaven’s gates to open wide.
He has washed away my sin,
Lets His little child come in.
Abide With Me
Abide with me, fast falls the eventide.
The darkness Deepens; Lord, with me abide.
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.

Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom, and point me to the skies.
Heav’n’s morning breaks, & earth’s vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.

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