Published On: Wed, Nov 16th, 2011

Obituary – Jerome Uhing

BOW VALLEY — Jerome Uhing, 77, Bow Valley, died Nov. 10, 2011, at his residence.
Visitation and a Vigil Service were at the Holy Family (Sts. Peter and Paul) Catholic Church, Bow Valley.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Nov. 16, at 10:30 a.m., at the Holy Family (Sts. Peter and Paul) Catholic Church, Bow Valley, with Rev. Eric Olsen officiating.
Burial will be in the Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Bow Valley, with military services conducted by the Wynot American Legion Post 31.

Pallbearers will be Nate Daily, Leah Uhing, Tessa Uhing, Ty Uhing, Adam Lund, Anthony Lund, Aaron Lund, Taylor Vollmer, Turner Vollmer, Tommie Vollmer, Jason Wilcox and Marcus Wilcox.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Catholic Order of Foresters.
The Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington, is in charge of arrangements.
Jerome was born Feb. 22, 1934, in Bow Valley, to Joseph and Ida (Thoene) Uhing. He attended Bunker Hill School through eighth grade and obtained his GED while in the National Guard. He married Alice Borer Nov. 29, 1958, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Lindsay. Jerome served in the National Guard from 1958-1964. He was activated during the Berlin Crisis and was stationed at Fort Riley, Kan., from 1961-1962. He was the owner of Uhing Custom Cabinets since 1964 and also farmed southeast of Bow Valley until the late 1980s. He and Alice moved into Bow Valley in 1998. He built both their home on the farm as well as their present home in town.
Jerome was a member of the Holy Family (Sts. Peter and Paul) Catholic Church, Bow Valley; a member of the Wynot American Legion Post 31; and a lifelong member of the Catholic Order of Foresters, serving as Chief Ranger for many years. Jerome was a member of the Bow Valley Park Association and crafted several of the birds used at the Schuetzenfest celebration. He derived many blessings as a member of the Oblates of the Missionary Benedictine Sisters of Norfolk, and was active in Christians Encounter Christ (CEC) since 1975.
Jerome is survived by his wife, Alice, Bow Valley; six children and their spouses, Ann and David Lund, Norfolk; Mike and Kathy Uhing, Bow Valley; Barb and Dennis Vollmer, Omaha; Cindy Uhing, Lady Lake, Fla.; Linda and Ken Wilcox, Norfolk; Danny and Karla Uhing, Norfolk; 16 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother and wife, Francis and Gail Uhing, Wynot; four sisters and spouses, Rita and Stanley Varilek, Tabor, S.D.; Margaret and Charlie Bares, Tyndall, S.D.; Irene and Leo Kocmich, Avon, S.D.; Rosemary and David Folkers, Bow Valley; and a sister-in-law, Sandy Uhing, Fordyce.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Ida Uhing; step mother, Ann Uhing; an infant daughter, Mary Uhing; a grandson, Aaron Lund; two brothers, Leonard and Andrew Uhing; a sister, MaryAnn Uhing; and three infant grandchildren, Jamie Wilcox, Amanda Uhing and Casey Vollmer.