Carl F. Ulm

Carl F. Ulm, 71, of Lincoln passed away on Dec. 1, 2017. He was born June 11, 1946 to Olin and Violet L. of Diller, Neb. Carl was the fifth child of six. He is survived by his siblings, Harold (Virginia) Kunecke (half brother), Velma Newcomb, Floyd Ulm, Dorothy (Gene) Langdale and Frank (Marilyn) Ulm.

After growing up on a farm south of Diller, Carl attended night classes in Lincoln and worked at Meadow Gold in the ice cream deptartment, always having his share of ice cream. While in Lincoln, he met Vona L. Drake in 1967. They married on Dec. 27, 1968 and resided in Lincoln, Neb. since.

Carl retired from a long military career after 26 years. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970 and the 67th Brigade National Guard Unit Stark – Joint Forces for 22 years. Carl also worked as a Union plumber/pipefitter from 1971 to 1985. He then worked and retired from the Lincoln Airport Authority after 25 years.

Carl loved Our Lord and was a member of the Lincoln Berean Church since 1972, where he helped with A.W.A.N.A, attended Sunday School and helped with Wednesday night meals. He also attended bible studies, bible groups and many other functions through the church. His belief in Jesus Christ gave him the strength and desire to minister to others.

Carl is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Vona Ulm. He is also survived by his two children, Jeff Fushia and Amanda Collins, along with eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was survived by numerous Drake and Ulm relatives.

He always had a heart for helping others, especially young men that were struggling. Carl and Vona served at Christian Heritage Home for Children in 1982 to 1983, where they were houseparents for more than 20 boys that year.

Viewing will be held from 1–9 p.m. on Sunday (family present from 1-3 p.m.) at Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, located at 4040 A St. in Lincoln. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Monday at Lincoln Berean Church, located at 6400 S. 70th St. in Lincoln, followed by military honors. Interment will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday in Diller Cemetery of Diller, Neb.

Memorials are suggested to the family to be divided among his favorite charities.

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