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12/27/2013 8:00:00 AM
Robert Eugene "Bob" Ulerick
Aug. 17, 1935 - Dec. 25, 2013
Robert  Ulerick
Robert Ulerick

Robert Eugene "Bob" Ulerick

Aug. 17, 1935 - Dec. 25, 2013

Robert Eugene "Bob" Ulerick, 78, Rochester, died at 5:25 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at Life Care Center, Rochester.

Bob was born on Aug. 17, 1935, in Twelve Mile, the son of Harry and Agnes (Pearson) Ulerick. On March 28, 1995, in Phoenix, Ariz., he married Lois (Frasa) Murray and she survives.

Mr. Ulerick was owner/operator at Bob's Super Shell service station for many years. He enjoyed driving the bus for Rochester Community Schools for 30 years, and also worked as a custodian for Riddle Elementary School, Rochester. He was a member of Rochester City Council for 12 years and served as a volunteer fireman for the Rochester Fire Department for more than 30 years.

Bob had been past president of the Council on Aging, a member of the Eagles Lodge, Moose Lodge and attended Trinity United Methodist Church. In his free time he enjoyed gardening, canning what he grew and working on various projects at his workbench.

Survivors include his wife, Lois Ulerick, Rochester; children, Bobby Ulerick and wife Allee, Theresa Kimmel and husband Nate, all of Rochester, and Brian Ulerick and wife Kelly, Hamlet; stepchildren Karen Sumpter and fiancé Mike Ogle, Joe Murray and wife Jackie, all of Rochester, and Rhonda Richter and husband Tim, Charlotte, N.C.; grandchildren Mitchell Ulerick, Connor Ulerick, Kasi Balanow and husband Adam, all of Rochester, Kyle Kimmel and wife Kira, Indianapolis, and Allie Ulerick, Hamlet; stepgrandchildren, Dexter Sumpter and wife Heather, Winnsboro, Texas, Arica Moser and husband Jim, Fishers, Carlynn Richter, Charlotte, N.C., Christina Mast, South Bend, Michael Harris, St. Louis, Mo., Sara, Jamie, and Julie, all of Hamlet, and Katie Swihart, Beford; four stepgreat-grandchildren; brother Terry Ulerick and wife Veleeta, Twelve Mile; sister, Ruth Ann Hunter and husband Larry, Rochester; and several nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial services will be conducted at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Buck Padilla officiating. Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will take place at a later date at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Twelve Mile.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gentiva Hospice of Fulton County, Fulton County Transpo, or Trinity United Methodist Church, Rochester. Online condolences may be expressed at Arrangements made by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester

Reader Comments

Posted: Monday, December 30, 2013
Article comment by: Jan Dittman

Sorry to hear about your dad, Bob.

Posted: Saturday, December 28, 2013
Article comment by: Linda Brennan

I am so sorry about Bob's passing. He was one of my favorite field trip drivers, as well as all-around great guy. My sympathies to all of you.

Posted: Saturday, December 28, 2013
Article comment by: LaMar & Ann Johnson

lOIS &FAMILY,sorry to hear to hear of your loss. Please give our best regards to the family. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you. Will remember him as I seen him the last time. Your long time friends. Ann & LaMar Johnson

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