Fred W. Ullrich, 93, passed away on June 23, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 24, 1927 to Fred and Rosie Ullrich in Naper, Neb. His family moved to Lodi when he was 13.
Fred was a hard worker and began his first job working for the Vosler brothers. He served as an Army MP in 1946-1948. In 1948, he met and married Vesta McFayden. He worked at Campbell’s Soup and the Sego Milk Plant while raising a family of four children in Galt. He bought his ranch in 1957, which is still owned by his son John Ullrich. He operated a dairy and custom hay baling service until he sold it to his sons in 1987. He and his father constructed the home and barn, which remain today. Fred was a longtime member of the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church.
Fred was preceded in death by his first wife Vesta, his son Ronald, and step daughter Shirley Carpenter.
Fred is survived by his wife Edith whom he married on April 12, 1997; children Karen, John and Kevin; grandchildren Ron and Aaron Ullrich, Danny Fumasi and Dawn Davenport; Nicole Komula, Natalie Semon and Jonathan Ullrich; and Samantha Silva; great grandchildren Collin and Cheyenne Ullrich; Harper and Aaron Ullrich Jr; Landon and Ashlyn Komula; Grace and Brynn Davenport; Preston and Dillon Fumasi; and Barrett Silva.
Fred is also survived by step children Dan, Larry and Kristy Uhrich; eight step grandchildren and five step great grandchildren.
A public viewing will be held Monday, June 29 at the Ben Salas Funeral Home in Galt from 5-7 p.m. A private family committal service will be held at the Galt Cemetery on Tuesday, June 30 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Mike Dube’ officiating.