DAY OF CARING – Kelsi Kubik, left, and Denise Gossman of GCI take a break from volunteer work to look at the bears feeding on salmon at the Fortress of the Bear Monday during the United Way Day of Caring. Volunteer groups from Sitka businesses did volunteer work at non-profits, including the Fortress of the Bear, Sitka Fine Arts Camp and the SAFV shelter during the annual event. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

Glenn Ulricksen

Former Sitkan Glenn Leonard Ulricksen, of Oak Harbor, Wash., died Jan. 13 at Harborview Hospital in Seattle following a long illness. He was 62.
Services will be held at Sitka National Cemetery and will be announced later.
Glenn was born July 23, 1950, in Ketchikan, the son of Ralph and Marlene Ulricksen. After moving to Sitka, the Ulricksens were the Standard Oil distributors and owned Viking Home Center.
When he was 17, Glenn joined the U.S. Navy. After his honorable discharge he returned to Sitka, where he worked for the city and Standard Oil. After moving to Washington in the early 1990s he attended Perry Technical Institute in Yakima Valley, Wash.,  and was with Genentech.
He enjoyed ham radios, astronomy and following world events. He was  Lutheran.
Survivors include his father, Ralph Ulricksen of Mt. Vernon, Wash.; daughter Jodi Ulricksen-Duffield of Sitka; son Tim Ulricksen of Burlington, Wash., and his significant other, Linda Longacre, of Oak Harbor.
His grandchildren are Kody Ulricksen, Myranda Ulricksen, McKenna Ulricksen-Duffield and Kevin Ulricksen-Duffield, all of Sitka, and Maleea Ulricksen, Jacob Ulricksen and Cassey Ulricksen, all of Burlington, Wash.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Donovans Cremation and Funeral Services, Box 1322, Mt. Vernon, WA 98273.

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