Richard Uhrick, 76, of Fort Morgan, died Sunday, May 26, 2013, at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora.
He was born in Fort Morgan on December 23, 1936 to George and Lydia Uhrick. As a young boy, Richard became very active in 4-H, thus beginning his love and passion for farming. He served in the military and lived in Germany for a number of years before returning to Fort Morgan where he farmed. Richard married Elfriede Hayer in Wiesbaden, Germany, on May 18, 1968.
Richard was a member of the VFW Post 2551. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, and taking care of his friends. He was looking forward to an upcoming trip to Alaska where he and a friend planned on gold mining.
Richard is survived by his three daughters, Patricia Carver of Harker Heights, TX, and Lydia Veit and Sigrid Saricicek, both of Germany; three brothers, Ron Uhrick of Wiggins, Sam Uhrick of Fort Morgan, and Edward Uhrick of Arizona; six grandchildren, Vanessa Veit, Rebecca Carver, Salina Veit, Kevin Carver, Jasmin Saricicek, and Benjamin Saricicek; four great-grandchildren, Anthony Carver, Samuel Veit, Anecia Presley, and Emily Veit. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of friends, including Alvina Schrum, who gave Richard great care and friendship.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Patricia Thyne; and his wife, Elfriede Uhrick.
Visitation will be today, May 29th, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Heer Mortuary in Fort Morgan.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 30th, at Christ Congregational Church in Fort Morgan. Interment will follow in Memory Gardens in Fort Morgan.
Published in The Fort Morgan Times on May 29, 2013