Etta M. Ulrey, 107, North Manchester, passed away May 1, 2021, at Timbercrest Healthcare Center, North Manchester.
Born on June 17, 1913, in Minot, N.D., Etta was the daughter of the late Simon and Lucy (Wagoner) Blocher.
In the late 1930s, Etta moved to North Manchester and began working for Cyclone Manufacturing in Urbana. She retired in 1974 after 31 years of service.
On Oct. 3, 1941, Etta was baptized into the North Manchester Old German Baptist Brethren Church where she remained faithful in the Lord. On June 17, 1960, Etta married Jacob B. Ulrey. The two were wed for 22 years before Jacob passed away on Oct. 23, 1982.
The loving memory of Etta M. Ulrey will be forever cherished by her sister, Lydia Kinzie, Delphi; two stepgrandchildren, Steven Ulrey and Jo Beth (Steve) Swisher, both of North Manchester; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Lisa Warmuth, Bippus, and Matthew Schilling, Fort Wayne; and many nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces.
Etta was preceded in death by her parents; husband; stepson Paul Ulrey; brothers Delbert, Chester, Isaac, Ora and Walter Blocher; and sisters Anna Fingerle, Dorothy Bower and Bernice Garber.
Family and friends may call Tuesday, May 4, from 2-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the North Manchester Old German Baptist Brethren Church, 12546 N. SR 13, North Manchester. Her funeral service will begin Wednesday, May 5, at 10 a.m. at the North Manchester Old German Baptist Brethren Church with the Home Brethren officiating. Burial will be at the North Manchester Old German Baptist Brethren Cemetery.
The family of Etta M. Ulrey has entrusted McKee Mortuary with final arrangements.