Becky Ultz, 58


Becky Alice Ultz, age 58, of Burr Oak, was surrounded by her family Thursday evening, Aug. 4, 2016, following a long, hard-fought battle with cancer, she was called home to a place where there is no more sadness or pain where she can glorify God with her infectious smile forever.
She was born April 4, 1958, in Sturgis, a daughter of Dale and Evelyn (Link) Brunner.
Becky was a lifelong Burr Oak resident and a graduate of Burr Oak High School with the class of 1976.
On May 20, 1977, she married Jeff Ultz at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sturgis.
Becky had been employed by Currier Tire in Burr Oak for more than 18 years, a job she loved doing. She also had worked at Burr Oak Community Schools as a teacher’s aid for many years and babysat in her home when her children were young.
She was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Burr Oak, where she taught Sunday school for more than 20 years and was a member of Ladies Aid. Becky was a longtime member of Burr Oak Mother’s Club, served as a Burr Oak High School class advisor and was an avid recycler for many years. She enjoyed “Ladies Night Out” monthly dinners out with friends, watching birds eat from the feeders and raise their babies in the backyard, ceramics, canning and freezing the harvest from the family garden and many will miss her famous decorated cutout cookies she baked for every occasion. Becky had involvements and hobbies, but what she truly cherished was time spent with her family.
She is survived by her loving and dedicated husband of 39 years, Jeff; a daughter, Tosha (Ben) Ultz-Harper of Grand Rapids; a son, Jesse (Crystal) Ultz of Novi; four grandchildren, Grace, Lillian, Abby and Colton; her mother, Evelyn Brunner; three sisters, Teresa (Randy) English of Elkhart, Ind., Lorri Brunner of West Branch and Julie Brunner of Constantine; a brother, Dan (Tammy) Brunner of Burr Oak; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 807 E. Chicago Road, Sturgis. Funeral services celebrating the life of Becky Ultz will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Burr Oak. The Rev. Kurt Kuhlmann will officiate. A graveside committal will follow the service at Burr Oak Cemetery in Burr Oak.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Becky’s memory consider St. John’s Lutheran Church, 218 W. Main St., Burr Oak, MI 49030.
Her obituary is also at, where personal messages of support may be left for the family.

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