Carl Ulvog

Carl Ulvog Carl G. Ulvog died March 29, 2009 in Longview, TX. Carl was born on April 11, 1918 near Elk Point.  Despite only finishing the eight grade, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in 1950.  On Aug. 22, 1948, he married Dorothy Jean Christon in Rapid City.  He was a professional geological engineer and consulting geologist for various petroleum and mineral mining companies in the southwestern U.S.  He worked as a senior geologist for the state of New Mexico for 14 years before retiring in 1984 in Santa Fe, NM.  Since 1950, he and Dorothy have lived in Midland, TX, Roswell, NM, Santa Fe, NM, Rio Rancho, NM and for the past three years have lived in Longview, TX. During World War II, Carl served with the 147th Field Artillery and 158th Regimental Combat Team in Australia, New Guinea, the East Indies (Indonesia) and the Philippines.  He earned various combat medals and awards including the Philippine Liberation Medal and the U.S. Bronze Star.  He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, the American Legion and the International Ambassador Club.  Until his later years, he was an active member of the Lutheran Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Lydia (Ven) Ulvog; wife, Dorothy (Christon) Ulvog; daughter, Randi Marie Rabbers (Ken); brother, Gilbert; and sisters, Alice and Clarice.  He is survived by his sons, Peter (Terry), Paul (Shiela) and Eric (Kelly); brothers, Olaf (Mavis), Dan (Terry), James (Betty); and sister, Louise Sherrick. Visitation was at Rader Funeral Home in Longview, TX on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.  Funeral services were held at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Santa Fe, NM on Thursday, April 9 at 10 a.m.  Internment followed at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.

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