Nolan Eugene Ulbricht

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On August 14, 2014, Nolan Ulbricht entered God's heavenly kingdom after battling cancer.

Nolan came into this world with a twinkle in his eye on March 7, 1936 at the family farm in New Bielau, Texas, near Weimar, the youngest of three brothers, to parents Otto and Edna (Poppe) Ulbricht. Graduating from Weimar High School in 1954, Nolan enlisted in the U.S. Army for 2 years, during which time he was stationed in Maine. He liked to tell people they were defending the country with guns, but no ammunition. Upon his discharge from the Army, Nolan returned to live on the family farm and continue his education. He drove a daily bus of fellow students to Wharton Junior College for two years before moving on to the University of Texas at Austin to complete his undergraduate business studies in 1960.

Upon graduating with a degree in accounting, Nolan and Geraldine Kahlden were married on August 27, 1960 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Weimar. They established their home in Spring Branch as Nolan began his career-long employment in Houston with St. Joe Paper Company (later acquired by McKinley Paper) as the office manager. Always a hard worker, Nolan seldom sat still. He enjoyed working outdoors, and coached girls' softball for many years through the Spring Branch Sports Association. Nolan and Geraldine were also members of St. Jerome Catholic Church in Houston from 1961-2002 and St. Mary's Catholic Church in Plantersville from 2002 to present.

Many fond family memories were made through camping trips, especially camping with the extended family, and the magic of Theatre Under the Stars productions for many years. Nolan and Geraldine also enjoyed traveling and took many trips including family vacations to Chicago, Florida and Washington DC. Later trips to visit grown children and their families included excursions to upstate New York, North Carolina, Oregon, and Malaysia. A visit to London and an Alaskan cruise highlighted their world travels.

After retiring from McKinley Paper in 1998, Nolan and Geraldine relocated to Montgomery, TX in 2002 where they were active at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Plantersville. Nolan spent innumerable hours over the years helping to take care of the church grounds before becoming ill.

Nolan will be missed by his family and many St. Mary's friends.

Nolan was predeceased by his parents, Otto and Edna Ulbricht and his brother Franklin Ulbricht and wife Laverne. Nolan is survived by: Geraldine, his wife of 53 years; son Mark Ulbricht of Jacksonville, FL; daughter Carol and husband Mike Ross of Arlington, TX; daughter Nancy and husband Joe Cowan of Ithaca, NY; grandchildren Madeline and husband Greg O'Bryan, Natalie Ross, Matthew Ross, Steven Ulbricht and David Ulbricht; brother Daniel Ulbricht and wife Bernice of Weimar.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, PO Box 388, Plantersville, TX 77363 or the .

Services: Visitation Sunday, August 17, 4-6PM with prayer service at 6:00 PM, Sam Houston Funeral Home, Montgomery TX; Monday, August 18, at 10:30 AM, Mass of Christian Burial, St. Michael's Catholic Church, Weimar, TX, burial following.

You are invited to leave condolences on our website at www.shmfh.com


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