Carl L. Ulbrich

 

Carl L. Ulbrich passed away peacefully on Oct. 30, 2013, after a lengthy illness.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 5, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish.

Carl will be remembered as a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a man of integrity who lived out his faith and who gave all he had to his family. He will be greatly missed. A hallmark of Carl's life was his giving nature. He was passionate about giving to the poor and anyone in need, both here in Alaska and around the world. His children are grateful for his strength of character and giving heart.

He was born into a hard working farm family. This gift carried over into a long career in management and small business. He loved his work and was known for being very hard working. And, while he left the farm, the farm never left him. He always had one crop or another growing in his backyard and he was known for sharing the fruit of his labors. Carl spent two tours in the Navy, including one during the Korean War. He loved to share stories from this time and appreciated the opportunity to serve his country and see the world. He loved Alaska and all that it had to offer. His family's greatest memories include time spent gold panning; salmon, halibut and hooligan fishing; caribou hunting; and dip netting on the Kenai.

Carl had a rich entrepreneurial spirit. From moving to Alaska in the early 1970's to start a host of new businesses, he was never afraid to try something new. His children remember a childhood filled with their dad's adventuresome spirit. He leaves behind his wife, Gail of 58 years; his children, Diane Jacobson (Randy), Leslie Edin (Dale), JoAnne Efta (Dennis) and Bob Ulbrich (Carleen); nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind a brother; five sisters; their spouses; many nieces; nephews and good friends.

The family would like to thank the staff at Liberty Dialysis, Providence Hospital's Renal Care Unit and Dr. Gitomer for their compassionate and loving care over the past two years.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making a donation to a charity of your choice.

Carl always said, "I had a great life and was lucky."

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