Eureka - Esther Ulrich, 100, of Eureka, IL passed away at 2:10 pm on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at The Loft care facility in Eureka, IL.
She was born on June 9, 1918 in Shellbyville, IL to Andrew J. and Ella Unzicker Ulrich.
She is survived by three sister-in-laws, Fern Ulrich; Betty Ulrich; and Mattie Ulrich; 22 nieces and nephews; and many great and great great nieces and nephew.
She was preceded in death by her parents, nine brothers, one sister, four nieces and three nephews.
Esther was head of housekeeping at Goshen Hospital in Goshen, IN before retiring to Sarasota, FL. In retirement she loved to volunteer many of her hours especially at the World's Attic. She was an avid shell collector and bird watcher.
Faith was extremely important to Esther and she served Jesus and others all of her life. Besides serving at work and her volunteer time, she did mission work in Abonitio, Puerto Rico and Haiti.
She was a member of the Roanoke Mennonite Church and while in Florida she was a member of the Bahia Vista Mennonite Church.
A memorial service will be held at 10 am at the Roanoke Mennonite Church on Thursday, December 20, 2018. Dennis Kennell will officiate. There will be no visitation. Private family burial will be in the church cemetery prior to the services.
Memorial contributions may be made to Camp Menno Haven. Online condolences may be sent to the family at knappjohnsonharris.com.
10:00 AM (CST)
Roanoke Mennonite Church
1195 County Road 1600 E
Eureka, IL 61530
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