Sept. 21, 1940 — Aug. 5, 2017
Gloria Ann Rexroat Ulrick’s giant loving heart gave its last beat on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, from complications of heart failure.
Services will be 10 a.m., on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at the Gunderson Funeral Chapel in Fort Dodge.
Gloria was born to Rufus and Marie (Carlson) Rexroat of Stratford, on Sept. 21, 1940. She attended the Stratford school systems and graduated from Stratford High School in 1958.
In 1959, Gloria married Marshall “Butch” Ulrick. The couple had three children together. Through the years, the family lived in Stratford, Homer, Ventura and finally. Algona. Gloria moved to Fort Dodge in 1986. Health problems required extended stays with her sister, Mary, in Des Moines before officially moving in permanently in 2017.
Thru the years, Gloria worked various jobs, from retail to “gut flusher” at Hormel in Algona. She worked for years as a cashier in the Fort Dodge Fareway before retiring.
Gloria was an avid garage saler and auction attendee, both of which helped her add to her collections. As anyone who visited her house could attest. Gloria had extensive collections of Cobalt Blue Glass, monkeys, horses, cups and saucers, outhouse figures, key chains, sheet music, old couple figurines, button pins, yardsticks, Roy Rogers memorabilia and other mini-collections.
Gloria will be remembered for her generous heart and wonderful crazy sense of humor prone to spontaneous bursts of songs. She loved friends and family as only she could and was greatly loved back for it.
Gloria is survived by her three children; Marsha (Larry) Krug of Ankeny, Mitch (Sandy) Ulrick of Algona, and Blake (Barb) Ulrick of Mesa, Ariz.; four grandchildren, Angie Krug of Ankeny, Amy Shaver of Johnston, Spencer Ulrick of Queen Creek, Ariz., Savannah Ulrick of Mesa, Ariz., and one great-grandson, Matthew Wells of Ankeny. Siblings; Shirley (Charlie) Jenner of Los Alamitos, Calif., Don (Marsha) Rexroat of Williams, Judy Elsberry of Boone, Mary Rexroat of Des Moines, and many nieces and nephews.
Her parents, one brother, Duane Rexroat and one sister Delores Lundvall preceded her in death.