Robert Uehling - December 31, 1969
Robert Uehling, 69, of Grant, Neb. died Tuesday morning, March 29, 2011 at his home.
He was born on Sept. 13, 1941 at Grant. He was the third of five children born to Eddie and Laura Pankonin Uehling. Bob grew up in Grant and graduated from Perkins County High School in 1959.
He was inducted into the United States Army in 1964 and served in Korea before his discharge in 1966 when he returned to Grant.
Bob was married to Glee Pueppka on Sept. 21, 1968 at Zion Lutheran Church in Grant. They lived in town for one year before moving to their home on the north edge of Grant where they spent their entire married life.
Bob worked with his father at Uehling and Sons Case Implement dealership. He later worked for Dudden’s John Deere dealership in both Grant and Holyoke, Colo. After the dealership closed he worked for Car Quest Big A Auto Parts in Grant. He was presently employed by the Elsie Hi-Line Co-op.
Bob had been a previous member of the Grant Area Jaycees, a member of the Grant American Legion and the V.F.W., and was a long time Boy Scout leader serving as the scoutmaster for several years. In earlier years, Bob drove the activity flex bus for Perkins County High School and later served on the Grant Elementary-Junior High school board.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Lewis.
Bob is survived by his wife, Glee; one daughter, Kammi and husband Donnie Meyer; two sons, Gregg and wife Janelle and Scott and wife Krista, all of North Platte, Neb.; six grandchildren, Courtney Turner; Tobi and Maggi Ogg; Carson, Addison, and Sam Uehling. three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Claudette and husband Herb Peck of McCook, Neb. and Bonnie and husband Mike Johnston of Grant; one brother, Dean and wife Carol Uehling of Grant; his mother-in-law, Dorothy Pueppka of North Platte; many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Thursday, March 31 at Zion Lutheran Church in Grant with Pastor Ron Krause officiating.
Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Grant with a flag presentation by the Perkins County Veterans.
A memorial has been established.
Bullock-Long Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.