Alan Ullrich’s charismatic character warmed and delivered joy to those around him. He never ceased to entertain and remind those around him that the value of life arrives with family and fun times. Most importantly, Alan chose to live by both action and word. Although he is dubbed ‘The King’ by those closest to him, Alan altruistically admired others and Earth’s beauty foremost. He enjoyed the views of campgrounds, traveling around the world to scuba dive, teaching his grandchildren ‘the best’ grill recipes, loving his two dogs: Conan and Flash, and storytelling his most memorable moments with those he loves to others. His drive to seek and enjoy the world around him did not stop with just family, friends, and vacations.
Alan’s work as a BNSF Railroad Engineer for 40 years allowed him to trek along the tracks and admire the landscape, cities, and towns of Nebraska and America’s countryside. Watching the trees glaze by while having his hands on the gears of the train is where he found his second home. But those who knew Alan will understand this: he created a home for himself and everyone around him regardless of the location. Now his new home is in the afterlife. Alan Ullrich’s journey on Earth was completed as he passed away on July 12, 2021, at the age of 61.
Even in his final moments, he was surrounded by family bedside with a memorable bonfire the night he passed.
Alan is survived by his father Arthur Ullrich of Crawford, NE, his sisters Roxanne and Hayley, his brothers John, Artie, and Steve, his daughters Ceyonne and Rachel, and his grandchildren Jacob, William, and Olivia. Alan was preceded in death by his mother Delores and his granddaughter Isabella. Memorial Services will be held at the Neptune Memorial Reef in Key Biscayne, Florida.
In memory of Alan, donations can be made to Donate Life America in his name.