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Homer Henry Uehling, 75, of Uehling NE


Homer Henry Uehling, age 75, of Uehling passed away October 19, 2017, as the result of a stroke.  Funeral service will be Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 10:30 am, at the Uehling Auditorium in Uehling.  Visitation will be Monday, form 6 to 8 pm with family receiving friends at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Uehling.  Visitation will also be held at the Auditorium one hour prior to service.  Burial in Uehling Cemetery, Uehling, Ne.
Memorials to  St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Uehling, Uehling Park and Auditorium Fund or Uehling Area Community Foundation. Pelan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Homer was a life-long citizen of the Uehling Community and a great-grandson of Theodore Uehling, founder of the town of Uehling.  He was born to Ernest and Irma (Witte) Uehling on November 13, 1941, in Oakland, Nebraska. He was baptized into the Christian faith on March 1, 1942, and was confirmed September 2, 1956, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Uehling. He loved the Lord and shared his faith in God as a Sunday School teacher and served on the church council for several terms.  He attended rural school District #67 through the 8th grade and graduated from Uehling High School in 1959.  He received his Bachelor degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Nebraska in 1963, and went on to a successful farming career for the next 54 years.  On June 16, 1963, he was united in marriage to Lowene Meyer. Upon their marriage, they moved to the family farm east of Uehling where he had grown up.  They were blessed with four children and six grandchildren.  Homer valued his community and supported it through leadership and participation in the Uehling Lions Club, Uehling Co-op Board, Uehling School Board and the Uehling Area Community Club. He was committed to the success of the Scoreboard Café, serving on its Board and as bookkeeper. Homer was a sports enthusiast. He was a member and coach of the Hillside Dairy Softball team, enjoyed bowling league and coached youth sports. He was a lifelong Cubs fan and devoted Husker fan.  Highlights for him were watching the Cubs play at Wrigley Field in 2016, the year they won the World Series, and attending the 1995 Orange Bowl in Miami to see the Huskers clinch the National Championship.  Homer was a loving son, brother, husband, treasured father and grandfather and we have been blessed.  He loved his family. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Lowene; daughters and sons-in-law: Julie and Jim Popken of Ames, IA, Jill and Mike Riley of St. Louis Park, MN and Jeanne Uehling of Chicago, IL;  son and daughter-in-law: Jay and Sheryl Uehling of Oakland, NE; grandchildren: Elizabeth (Glen) Ready, Grant and Valerie Uehling, Ben Popken, Elise and Jacob Riley; sister, Mary (Dr. Ken) Frank; sister-in-law, Mae Meyer; brother-in-law, Lowell Meyer; nieces and nephews: Dr. Stuart (Mary) Frank, Barbara Frank, Tony Meyer, and Jennifer (Matt) Nicholas.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Irma Uehling; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Harvey and Helene Meyer; brothers-in-law, Larry Meyer and Layne Meyer.

 

Homer Uehling

 

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