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Donald G. Ulrey

October 27, 1923 March 4, 2006
Donald G. Ulrey
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Obituary for Donald G. Ulrey

Winnebago - Donald G. Ulrey, 82, of Winnebago, died Saturday morning, March 4, 2006, in Rockford Memorial Hospital. Born October 27, 1923, in Paw Paw, the son of John and Annie (Cornell) Ulrey. He attended school in Paw Paw. Donald served in the U.S. Marine Corps, as a corporal, from October 7, 1942 to October 23, 1945, during WWII and received the Purple Heart. Donald married Velma "Tweet" (Severt) Edwards on June 27, 1957, in Rockford. He was self-employed as a painter/decorator for over 50 years. Having a love for the outdoors, Donald enjoyed fishing, cooking, reading and watching football.

He loved family gatherings and will be greatly missed by his surviving family including his wife, Tweet Ulrey of Winnebago, children, Scott Ulrey of Watertown, Wis., Judith Edwards of Indianapolis, Ind., Robert (Nancy) Edwards of Hanna City and Ron (Shirley) Edwards of Sulligent, Ala., eleven grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, brother, Elzie Ulrey of Rockford, sisters, Cle Vance of Rockford and Roberta Bisgaard of Phoenix, Ariz., brother-in-law, Alvin Berg of Kissimmee, Fla. And numerous nieces and nephews.

Donald was predeceased by his parents, sons, Donald Edwin and John Lowell Ulrey, brothers, Howard and Lowell Ulrey and sisters, Vallie Berg and Dorothy Moore.

Funeral Information

Memorial Service is at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 7, 2006, in Winnebago United Methodist Church, 213 S. Elida St., Winnebago, with the Rev. Rick Neblock officiating. At Donald's request, cremation rites were accorded.


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