Duane P. "Dutch" Ulrich

November 13, 1942 - January 6, 2021
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Duane Paul Ulrich (Dutch) was born on Friday November 13,1942 in Harrison PA. to Ralph and Kathrine Ulrich
Dutch proudly served our great country for twenty-seven years, four of which were in the Marines and twenty-three in the Army. Dutch entered the military as a Private and retired as a Major. He served in many units during his career some of which are 1st Infantry Division, 2nd Battalion Charlie Company, 28th Infantry Regiment and Military Intelligence. During his career he earned the Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, 7 Bronze Stars one of which came with the V for Valor, Combat Infantry Badge, 2 purple hearts, National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal Republic of Vietnam, Campaign Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Valorous Unit Award, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm. As you can see, he served with distinction and courage.

After his Military Career he went to work for the Arizona State Prison Complex from which he retired after twenty-two years of service.

Dutch was highly intelligent with an I.Q. testing of 136. He attended Pima Community College and the University of Arizona. He had a love of history, paleontology and stamp collecting since the age of 8 that never faded. He at one time owned his own Stamp and Coin shop here in Tucson and some of his special guests at the shop included Michael Landon, Clint Eastwood, and Lee Marvin.
Those that knew Dutch saw a man that always had something to say that would make you laugh. He was a man that loved and gave more to his country than most could even imagine, loved his family with all he had and loved Jesus Christ and was ready to meet him.

Dutch passed away on Wednesday January 6th,2021 in Tucson AZ. He is preceded in death by his Mother Kathrine (Brandon) Ulrich and Father Ralph Isaac Ulrich.

Dutch is survived by his lovely Wife, whom he loved dearly, Kae Maxwell Ulrich, Brother Samuel Ralph Ulrich of Beaver Creek Ohio, Daughter Katherine C. Ulrich, Son John U. Ulrich both from Orlando Fla. Two Stepsons, George M Couch of New Haven Ct. and Joshua P. Couch of Tucson Az, and 2 grandchildren.

Funeral Services are at the Marana Mortuary in Marana Arizona with viewing from 1-3 and service to start at 3 PM all are welcome. Dutch will be buried at a private service in the AZ Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Marana AZ with Full Military Honors.

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, January 15, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm

Marana Mortuary Cemetery


12146 W. Barnett Rd
Marana, Arizona 85653

Service Information

Date: Friday, January 15, 2021

Time: 3:00 pm

Marana Mortuary Cemetery


12146 W. Barnett Rd
Marana, Arizona 85653

Cemetery Information

Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery Marana


15950 N. Luckett RD
Marana, Arizona 85653

Services are private.


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Born: November 13, 1942
Died: January 6, 2021

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Lorelei posted on 2/1/21

Uncle Dutch, thank you for the years of friendship advice, encouragement laughter. I can never thank you enough for being the person that you were kind, generous straight to the point honest and kind. For always being there when I needed a good shoulder to lean on and also for being there when I was at my worst. It was truly an honor to have been a friend and in my eyes family you always will be. Please keep an eye on all of your angels as we miss you greatly.


Kelly McNie posted on 1/18/21

John and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. He sounds like an amazing man who loved his family, his country and his God. May the memories help you through this challenging time Kelly McNie Orlando FL


Vicky Brumfield posted on 1/15/21

Kae and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Dutch was a true patriot who loved and served his country, God and his family. There are not many like him. He maintained his sense of humor through good and bad times. He did not mince words and always said it like it is! He was politically incorrect and I loved that about him. May you Rest In Peace, Dutch. Keep God, the Angels and all those in heaven laughing!!