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Richard 'Dick' Peter Ulasich

KERRVILLE, Texas - Richard (Dick) Peter Ulasich, 77, of Kerrville, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 16, 2016, at his home after battling diabetes and kidney disease.

Born in Ironwood, Mich., Dick graduated from Northern Michigan University earning a Bachelor degree in education and a Master's degree in public administration. He started his teaching career in Oxford, Mich., where he met and married his wife, Sandra (Harrison) Ulasich. They raised their five children in West Bloomfield and Clarkston, Mich. Dick retired from the West Bloomfield school district after 33 years.

Dick was an avid sportsman and had a love for the outdoors. He loved deer hunting in the Upper Peninsula. He also enjoyed fishing on Mullett Lake where he vacationed with his family each summer. Dick and Sandra retired in Cheboygan, Mich., and later traveled the states in their motorhome.

Dick is survived by his wife, Sandra of 54 years; their children, Michael Ulasich, Clarkston, Mich., Michelle Ulasich, Philadelphia, Annette (Bill) Keogh, Cheboygan, Lorette Ulasich, San Diego, and Alesha (Andrew) Keelean, Grand Blanc, Mich .; as well as three granddaughters; three grandsons; one great-grandson; his sister, Kathleen (Ulasich) Flaa, Illinois, and a niece Andrea (Flaa) Stibal, Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Jane Ulasich.

Arrangements and cremation services were entrusted to Kerrville Funeral Home in Kerrville, Texas. The family requests memorials be made in his name to the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan.