Our beautiful and loving son, Dillon Leif Ulmer, age 17, of Fort Gratiot, died unexpectedly on Sunday, September 9, 2007 in his home. Dillon was a student a Port Huron Northern High School where he was in his Senior year. He also played Soccer at Northern. Dillon was the lead singer in a band called "For the Worst." He also enjoyed riding his dirt bike, snowboarding, and had just accomplished a back flip on his wakeboard. He was very creative. Everyone knew him by his Blue Dodge Truck. He was a kind person, and had many, many friends who will miss him deeply.
He is survived by his parents, Dana and Ann Ulmer, a sister, Brooke Ulmer, his brother and best friend, Coleton Ulmer, all of Fort Gratiot; grandparents, Edward (Diane) Ulmer of Saginaw; grandmother, Barbara Cook of Punta Gorda, Florida; great-grandmother, Marian Ulmer of Saginaw; and several aunts, uncles, and many special cousins who loved adored and will miss him. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Herbert and Elizabeth Daniels of Buffalo, NY.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday (9/13) in St. Edward on the Lake Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Joseph Esper officiating. A graveside committal service will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Visitation will be Tuesday (9/11) from 6-9 p.m. and Wednesday (9/12) from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. in the Smith Family Funeral Home - North, 1525 Hancock Street. There will be a scripture service Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. There will also be visitation at church on Thursday beginning at 9 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dillon Leif Ulmer Memorial College Scholarship Fund. The fund will be set up to provide scholarships to students entering college. To send condolences or messages of sympathy online visit, www.smithfamilyfuneralhome.com