Larry L Ulch
April 11, 1938 - June 24, 2017

Larry L Ulch

Larry L Ulch
Apr 11, 1938 - Jun 24, 2017

Larry L Ulch

MUSCATINE, Iowa - Larry L. Ulch, 79, of Muscatine, passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at the Zion Lutheran Church. A time of food and fellowship will be held following the service at the church. Visitation will be held from 4 until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Online condolences:

Larry was born on April 11, 1938, in Muscatine, the son of Ardell and Jessie Christofferson Ulch. He first married Patricia Trimble and she preceded him in death. He married Dixie Bivens in 1971.

He was a veteran of the US Air Force serving during 1956 until 1960 in Pakistan.

He worked at HON for 35 years retiring in 1998. He loved golf, boating, bowling, cards and was a sports nut.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Dixie Ulch of Muscatine; two sons, Everett Ulch of New Boston, Illinois, and Christopher Ulch and wife, Lori, of Muscatine; four daughters, Melody Rogers and husband, Thomas, Kelly Akins and husband, Ken, Julie Brown and husband, Jeff, all of Muscatine, and Tamara Bailey and husband, Michael, of Westfield, Indiana; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife.


Holly Plowman on Jun 30, 2017

Everett and Chris and family , Thinking about you all ; saddened to read about your dad's passing. Take care, Craig & Holly Plowman

Jan Crooks on Jun 28, 2017

I feel like I have known Larry for many lifetimes. He will be sorely missed by those who knew him and by those who loved him. My condolences to each of you.

John & Sherri Manjoine on Jun 27, 2017

We want to let you know how sorry to hear of your loss.
our thoughts and prayers to all of you

Laura Curtis-Kramer & John Kramer on Jun 27, 2017

Larry was a great guy, I always enjoyed running into him. He was on the golf league when I first started golfing. It was my birthday, so he set up a hot pink ball on a tee for me on 17, because he was in the group ahead of me. It was the first par I ever got in my life! He will be missed. Our condolences to your family.

Debra S. Aplara on Jun 26, 2017

I am sorry for your loss. Larry, I am sure you will be missed by many. Prayers to you, Aunt Dixie and family.

Sue and Jim Bermel on Jun 26, 2017

Dixie and family, our condolences so sorry to see this today in the obits. Larry was a great guy. Prayers to you and your family

Eldon and Debbie Ballenger on Jun 26, 2017

To All The Ulch Family, Deb and myself just want to let you know that you all are in our thoughts in this time of need...Please Take Care

Dale Keeler on Jun 26, 2017

Dixie & family So sorry for your loss of Larry. Will always remember the trip to Daytona with Howdy Knouse, Jim Lowe, Stan Crooks, Larry & Me. What a memory

Kathy Andaya on Jun 26, 2017

the loss of Larry. He was such a nice friend and always had a good attitude toward people and life he will be missed. God be with you and family during this ever so sad time.

Sandra Thomas on Jun 26, 2017

Larry and Dixie are wonderful, generous, kind and caring people. They were wonderful friends to me and my girls when I truly needed them. Always will have a special place from Larry and Dixie in my heart. Thank you,
Dixie and children, so very sorry for your loss, he was a truly special guy.
Sandy Tomasson Thomas

Karen Olderog on Jun 25, 2017

warm thoughts to Dixie and family. Loved working with Larry--he was a wonderful mentor.

melody and john evans on Jun 25, 2017

/DIXIE, Such a surprise to see Larry's obit.,Thought you both looked good and were doing well .enjoyed
talking on my walks in nieghborhood and at Church
John was a classmate,Hon mate, and golfmate.always spoke highly of Larry and we will miss him.God give you comfort and wonderful memories.Blessings Melody and John Evans

George Calvelage on Jun 25, 2017

Dixie and family, so sorry to hear about your loss. Always enjoyed working with Larry and also the times we had away from work. Many good memories . He was a great guy!

Dee Bocchino on Jun 25, 2017

Dixie, we are so sorry to learn of Larry's passing. Larry was a great guy and always had a smile. Enjoyed seeing him when walking in the neighborhood. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Tony Pasdach on Jun 25, 2017 very sorry to hear about Larry we was friends and spent many of days together in high school.

Kandi Derry on Jun 25, 2017

Dixie, I'm so sorry to hear about Larry. He was such a nice man and so much fun to be around. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Evert White on Jun 25, 2017

Dixie, and family. Shocked to learn of Larry's passing. Was a classmate and friend since grade school. Was a very nice man. RIP Larry.
Evert & Sandra White

Bob and Char Whitlock on Jun 25, 2017

Dixie and family. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May all your happy memories sustain you during this time of great sorrow.

Fred Kautz on Jun 25, 2017

Dixie, I was very sorry to learn of Larry's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Fred Kautz

Miriam Stark Ely on Jun 25, 2017

I didn't know Larry well but we were in the same 1956 class. Please accept my sincere sympathy. Miriam

Doug ricklefs on Jun 25, 2017

dear Dixie I'm so sorry for your loss he was a great guy and provider love you cousin

Dyann & Dave Roby on Jun 25, 2017

Dixie and the family..
May memories comfort and warm your heart. God's blessings.

Vi Coder on Jun 25, 2017

Dearest Dixie and family of Larry Ulch.........
I am so shocked to see the passing of Larry, when I was back in Iowa this past year, I wanted so much to
visit with you both and talk of our boating days.
May God bless you all, sincerely, Vi Coder



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Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home
1931 Houser Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Zion Lutheran Church
513 Sycamore Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
11:00 AM

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