Alberta Elaine Niehaus Ulrich Evansville, IN Alberta Elaine Niehaus Ulrich, 83, of Evansville went home to be with her Lord at 3:40 pm, Monday, October 10, 2016, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Alberta or "Bert" was born March 31, 1933 in St. Louis, Missouri the daughter of the late Albert and Verna (Mauer) Niehaus. She graduated from Beaumont High School in St. Louis and attended Harris Teachers' College briefly where she received varsity letters in volleyball, basketball, and field hockey as a freshman. At an early age, she began working for her father at Niehaus Hardware in St. Louis. Alberta had been certified as an EMT in the first national testing for certification. She had also been employed at Lazarus Department Store in Eastland Mall and as a pre-school teacher's aide for Montessori Academy. Alberta served alongside her husband, Reverend Jack Ulrich, at St. John's United Church of Christ, Cannelton, IN, and Zion United Church of Christ, Elberfeld, IN. She was a member of Christ Church United Church of Christ. She is survived by her beloved husband of 58 years, Reverend Jack Ulrich; daughters, Kimberli Corn (Ed) and Kelli Fink (Don) of Evansville; son, Keith Ulrich (Kimberly) of Evansville; sisters, Verna Faisst (Reverend Ralph) of West Bend, WI, and Ruth Hunt (Gene), of Richardson, TX; grandchildren, Rachael, Christen, Kassiti, and Korissa Fink, Petra Corn, Kian and Kira Ulrich; great-grandchildren, Alexis and Cameron Ridgeway and Griffin Fink. She was preceded in death by her parents; infant son, Kirk Steven Ulrich; and sister, Elizabeth Johnston. Alberta was known for her kind and generous heart. She often handed out stars, crosses, and hearts stitched with yarn on plastic canvas to anyone willing to accept one. The family would like to send out a special thank you to the nursing staff at St. Mary's, especially the dedicated and compassionate nurses on 5th Floor Comfort Care. Memorial Services will be held at 4 pm, Sunday, October 16, 2016 at Boone Funeral Home-East Chapel-A Family Tradition Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Ave., Evansville with Reverend Don Kaufman, Reverend Joe Foster, and Reverend Mike Erwin officiating. There will be no burial service because of Alberta's specific request to be cremated. Friends may call from 12 pm to 4 pm, Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Boone Funeral Home-East Chapel and again from 3 pm until time of service at 4 pm, Sunday. Memorial Contributions may be made to Montessori Academy, 4611 Adams Ave., Evansville, IN 47714 or Christ Church UCC for Riley Angel Tree Mission, 3601 Washington Ave., Evansville 47714, or Eden Theological Seminary, 475 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119. Condolences may be made to the family online at boonefuneralhome.net .
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