Visitation: Herb’s visitation will be Saturday, January 23rd at 1:00pm at Lands Lutheran Church. Family will be present at the visitation.
Service: Herb’s service will be Saturday, January 23rd at 2:00pm at Lands Lutheran Church. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, the family requests that all wear masks.
Service: Livestream link
Herb J. Ulrikson passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at the age of 92 years and 6 months. He was born on July 20, 1928 to Otto & Jurina (Stangland) Ulrikson. Herb graduated from Canton High School in 1946 and attended one year at SDSU. He married Grace Anderson on December 1, 1950. Three children were born to this union, Bryan, Scott, & Debra.
Herb was in the Army Reserves CIC from 1951 to 1960. He served as director on Lincoln Union and Southeastern Electric Board for 28 years. He also served on South Dakota Rec Board for 9 years, South Dakota State Weed Board for 6 years, served on First Federal Board and on Lands Lutheran Church Board for many years and was presently serving on Lincoln County Weed Board.
Herb farmed with brothers, Don & Bob for many years. He farmed until 2008 when they moved to town and his nephew took over the farm. During the end of his farming career and up to the age of 90, he was an avid gardener, passing his love of gardening on to his son, grandson and great-grandsons. Herb was a loving and caring man who was loved by many. His children & grandchildren thought the world of him. His memory and love will live on forever in the hearts of his children and grandchildren.
Grateful for having shared his life, are his wife of 70 years, Grace, his children Bryan (Karen) & Deb (Dave) Zelmer; grandchildren, Jason (Julie) Ulrikson, Jared (Melissa) Ulrikson, Sarah (Nate) Wek, Adam Zelmer, & Ryan Zelmer; sisters-in-law, Lois Ulrickson and Audrey Peterson; great-grandsons, Jacoby, Abram, Kaedrick, and Kohen Ulrikson, Braxan Wek and baby Wek due in July; great step-granddaughter, Kierra (Kaison) Thies and great-great step-grandson, Krew Thies; numerous nieces & nephews; and his many farmer friends & coffee group guys. He is preceded in death by his parents, Otto & Jurina; son Scott; brothers, Robert & Donald (Hazel); half-brother Merle Mikelson; and brother-in-law Richard Peterson.
Herb’s visitation will be Saturday, January 23rd at 1:00pm, with the funeral at 2:00pm – both at Lands Lutheran Church. Family will be present at the visitation. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, the family requests that all wear masks. A link to the livestream of the service can be found at www.andersonandsonsfh.com.