Karen Jean Ulrich

October 18, 1942December 11, 2018

Karen Jean Ulrich, 76, of Peoria, Illinois, passed away at 3:50 P.M. on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at OSF St Francis Hospital in Peoria. She was born on October 18, 1942. She was the daughter of Eugene and Marie Finley. She married Ronald L. Ulrich on October 21, 1960 in Galesburg, Illinois. He preceded her in death. Surviving is one daughter, Rhonda (Russell) Watt of Peoria, Illinois; two sons, Steven Ulrich of East Peoria, Illinois and Rick Ulrich of Peoria, Illinois; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was a member of First English Lutheran Church of Peoria, where services will be held on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 11:00 am. Rev. Ryan Anderson will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Burial will be in the St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Bartonville. Memorials may be made to her church. The Davison Fulton Bartonville Chapel is handling arrangements. You may create an online condolence at


  • Eugene Finley, Father
  • Marie (Johnson) Finley, Mother
  • Ronald L. Ulrich, Husband
  • Rhonda (Russell) Watt, Daughter
  • Steven Ulrich, Son
  • Rick Ulrich, Son
  • ~ Seven Grandchildren and Four Great Grandchildren
  • Karen was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Ronald L. Ulrich.

  • the First English Lutheran Church


  • Visitation Friday, December 14, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, December 14, 2018

Karen Jean Ulrich

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Roger Wilson

December 17, 2018

Rhonda, Steve and Rick, I was very sorry and surprised to hear of Aunt Karen's passing. While I have not seen any of you for sometime , when the family was together I have missed your dad and just expected to always see your mom.

I was in Philadelphia last week when Paula called to tell me and I was unable to return in time for the services.

My and my wife's heart felt condolences are with you all.

LuAnn Force

December 13, 2018

Rhonda, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. Keep your memories close to your heart. I remember your Mom and Dad dancing when they came all the way to Iowa to my niece's wedding. Maybe they're dancing together once again.

Lloyd Force

December 13, 2018

Rhonda,Steve,& Rick, I’m so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Lloyd Force & Carol