George E. Ulbrick 1918 - 2010 Hooper, NE.

Paid family tribute

Memorial services will be announced at a later date for Dr. George E. Ulbrick, 92, of Hooper, NE. Dr. Ulbrick practiced dentistry in Dodge County for more than 35 years and was an enthusiastic breeder of cattle and sheep. He died at Hooper Care Center on Wednesday, August 4, 2010, after several years of declining health.
George Edwin Ulbrick was born on Feb. 11, 1918, on the family farm in southern Otoe County, NE. He was the youngest of the 9 children of Alfred W. and Wilhelmina Neubauer Ulbrick and a descendant of Peter Ulbrick, one of Nebraska’s early frontier settlers. A 1936 graduate of Nebraska City H.S., he received his B.A. from Nebraska State Teachers College at Kearney (UNK), and D.D.S. from the University of Nebraska School of Dentistry in 1948.
Serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII, he re-entered active military service with the U.S. Air Force from 1955-1957, being assigned to Kindley AFB, Bermuda, and Offutt AFB, Omaha.
He married Dorothy H. Schole of Hooper, NE, in 1944. The couple enjoyed more than 64 years together until her death in 2008. Dr. Ulbrick practiced general dentistry in Hooper for many years before moving his office to Fremont, where he worked until his retirement in 1983. Although his adult patients would probably disagree, he always maintained that his greatest professional joy was providing dental care for children.
Upon retirement, he was able to return to his farming roots, devoting much of his time for the next 20 years to the breeding of Angus cattle and Suffolk sheep on his farm south of Hooper, where he also promoted native grass pastures and conservation tree plantings.
Dr. Ulbrick was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Hooper. Survivors include his three children, Martha L. Gillette and husband Rhanor of Urbana, IL, Mary Lou Hultgren and husband Lawrence of Virginia Beach, VA, and son George W. Ulbrick and wife Elizabeth of Lawrence, KS, as well as 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
Moser Memorial Chapel, Fremont, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left online at

This information was provided to the Journal-World as a paid tribute.