Obituary of August A. Ulrich
August A. Ulrich “Augie” 1941-2023
Passed away peacefully after a brief illness at the age of 81 on January 2, 2023.
August was born on August 6, 1941, to Andrew and Eleanor Ulrich in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. After attending Oshkosh Senior High School, he graduated from the Mercy Hospital School of Radiologic Technology in 1961.
Augie worked as a Radiologic Technologist and Chief Technologist at several hospitals in the Milwaukee area, including Northwest General Hospital, West Allis Memorial Hospital, Deaconess Hospital, and St. Mary’s Hospital. He also worked as an Insurance Agent for the Knights of Columbus.
He was a member of St. William Catholic Church in Waukesha from 1977 to the present, serving over the years as a lector, parish council member, and funeral choir member.
Augie was a devoted member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1825, having served as Grand Knight, Faithful Navigator, and many other roles through the years.
Augie loved to travel, loved a good fish fry, loved cocktail hour, loved to play his accordion, loved to go “bumming” and sight seeing, and loved to tell a joke. Most of all, he loved his family.
Augie was the beloved father of Peggy (Thomas) Ferch, of Wauwatosa, Scott (Julie Prust) Ulrich, of Milwaukee, Pamela Ulrich, of Waukesha, and Colleen (David) Beilfuss, of Waukesha. He was the loving grandfather of Rev. Matthew Ferch, of Cedarburg, Kathryn Beilfuss Watson, of Milwaukee, and Clayton Beilfuss.
He is further survived by his brothers: Vincent (Mary) Ulrich, of Oshkosh, and Paul (Jeanne Laabs) Ulrich, of University Park, FL. Augie was the former husband and lifelong friend of Loretta (Michael) Nyland, of Waukesha, and a special friend of Denise Ryan. He was preceded in death by his parents as well as his dear wife, Patricia Rajnicek Ulrich.
A Memorial Gathering will take place for Augie on Friday, January 27, 2023, at St. William Catholic Church (440 N. Moreland Blvd. Waukesha, WI, 53188) from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 12:00 p.m. Interment will be private for family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in August’s name to St. William Catholic Church or to the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County (HAWS)To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of August Ulrich, please visit Tribute Store