|Donald L. "Duck" Ullrick|
|April 18, 1950 - August 04, 2010|
|Rock Island, Illinois
|Visitation: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, August 08, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL|
|Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 09, 2010 at First Lutheran Church, 1230 5th Ave., Moline, IL|
|Interment: August 09, 2010 at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island |
|Donald L. “Duck” Ullrick, 60, of Rock Island, died Wednesday August 4, 2010, at his home.
Services are 11:00 a.m. Monday at First Lutheran Church, Moline, IL. Burial, with military honors presented by Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 299, will be at Rock Island National Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 811 W Evergreen Avenue Suite 303, Chicago, IL 60642, Phone: 888-PFF-ORG1 (888-733-6741), Fax: (866) 587-9158
Donald was born April 18, 1950, in Moline, IL, a son of Trenton E. Ullrick and Alama Maxine Buckallew Ullrick. He played football while he attended Atkinson High School, and graduated in 1968. He completed various vocational training classes at Blackhawk College over the years.
He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam war, during which he served in Thailand from 1972-1973.
He married Annette Pearson on December 29, 1973, in Grand Forks, ND, and then lived in Atkinson and Geneseo, IL before moving to Rock Island in 1977.
Donald worked at the Rock Island Arsenal for many years, retiring in 1996. He then worked for Kone Escalator until he become disabled due to pulmonary fibrosis in 2003.
Donald was an avid outdoorsman - he enjoyed hunting, target shooting, fishing, and camping. He was a member of the N.R.A. He was very skilled in home remodeling, gardening, and vehicle repair.
Following his disability, he stayed active by working crossword and word game puzzles, playing computer games, overseeing the garden and flowers at home, and doing genealogy research. He thoroughly enjoyed watching movies of various genre, and in earlier years enjoyed reading, especially John Grisham and Tom Clancy books.
He enjoyed cooking and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was an avid Chicago Bears and Q.C. Mallards fan.
Survivors include his wife Annette, of Rock Island; children, Jason Ullrick, and his wife Megan, and Kristi Ullrick, all of Rock Island; grandchildren, Phoenix and Roland Ullrick; mother, Maxine Ullrick, Atkinson, IL; sister, Roberta (Ron) Doubler, New Windsor, IL; brother, Charles (Sandy) Ullrick, Geneseo; sister-in-law, Bonnie Ullrick, Centralia, IL; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives, and his dog, Champ.
Donald is preceded in death by his father, brother, Larry Ullrick, and his dog, Buddy.