Former Wheeling Township Clerk Paula Ulreich Dies After 10-Year Battle With Cancer

Former Wheeling Township Clerk Paula Ulreich passed away early this morning, just days before she was to receive an award for public service at the Hearts of Gold Awards dinner this upcoming Saturday, February 8, 2014. Paul battled cancer for almost 10 years, and did not run for re-election last November 2013.

Paula Ulreich was named this year's Pam Stocking honoree for her endless passion in working tirelessly throughout the years on many projects for the Village of Arlington Heights and Wheeling Township. Paula is a former member of the Village's Special Events Commission and the Clerk of Wheeling Township since 1981. She also served on numerous boards in the community.

In her work as the Wheeling Township Clerk, Paula never hesitated to do what she could to ensure people were registered to vote. If someone was unable to come to her office to register, Paula offered to go to their homes to help get them registered.

With her tenure on the Special Events Commission, Paula was a reliable, creative and spirited volunteer who put in the extra effort to make every event an enjoyable one for families. Paula had worked as a Kindergarten teacher and her passion was to make the Commission's community events popular for children as well as adults.

Her outgoing spirit, compassion and unending willingness to help, are attributes that make her a fitting honoree for the Pam Stocking Heart of Gold.

The Pam Stocking Heart of Gold, named after the first Village employee who served as the Disability Services Coordinator, recognizes an individual whose passion and spirit has impacted the entire Village in a unique and special way.

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