William "Bill" Uhing, age 84, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Sunday, April 8, 2018, at the Menno-Olivet Care Center in Menno, South Dakota.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Yankton with Reverend Larry Regynski officiating. Burial will be in the Sigel Cemetery in rural Utica, South Dakota. Visitation is from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with a rosary at 6:45 PM and a Vigil Service at 7:00 PM.
Pallbearers are Brandon Fiscus, Garrett Cameron, Jeff Walter, Khalid Hussein, Chris Uhing, Sawyer Uhing, and Zach Lopez. Honorary pallbearers are all of Bill's grandchildren and great grandchildren.
William Joseph Uhing was born on Easter Sunday, April 1, 1934, in Wynot, Nebraska, to William and Bernadine (Frigge) Uhing. He grew up on the family farm near St. James, Nebraska and attended St. James Elementary School. He graduated from Wynot High School as the valedictorian in 1952. Bill turned down a full ride scholarship to college to begin his career in farming. He married Cleopha Mauch on April 20, 1955, in Menominee, Nebraska. They moved to a farm near Niobrara, Nebraska for a short time until moving to their farm north of Yankton, South Dakota in 1962. While Bill was farming, he also worked at Yaggie's in Yankton for 13 years and then at Gehl Manufacturing for 30 years. He retired from farming in 1997 and Bill and Cleo moved into Yankton. Bill retired from Gehl Manufacturing in 2008.
Bill was a member of St. Agnes Sigel Catholic Church and later Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He enjoyed taking bus trips all over the United States and a plane ride to Vegas. He loved visiting, helping neighbors, and going to Church. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren taking bike rides on the bike trails out by the lake and loved babies.
Survivors include his wife, Cleo Uhing of Menno, South Dakota; nine children: Sharon (Dan) Fiscus of Coleridge, Nebraska; Lynnette Uhing of Yankton; Diane (Don) Cameron of Yankton; Jan (Jim Doerr) Walter of Crofton, Nebraska; Julia (Todd Hauger) Hussein of Yankton; Jean (Rod) Merchen of Yankton; Tom Uhing of Mission Hill, South Dakota; Nicole (Mike) Suhr of Yankton and Mike (Tina) Uhing of Colman, South Dakota; 29 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren with two on the way; six brothers and sisters: Kenneth (Dolorita) Uhing of Wynot, Nebraska; Jeanette Whitney of Guthrie Center, Iowa; Joleen (John) Mannino; Claudette Wieseler; Joyce Salvatori; and Janice (Jack) Meyer all of Bellevue, Nebraska; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sons: William Uhing Jr.; Joseph Uhing and Timothy Uhing; and three brothers and sisters: Stella Goeken; Elaine Ingberg and Robert Uhing.
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Rest in Peace Uncle Bill. I will always remember your sense of humor, and fondly remember the many times you and your beautiful wife Cleopha extended your warmth and hospitality to your "out of town" relations.
Tom, Mike and Jan; Sorry for the loss of your father. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this sad and difficult time. May the memories help carry you through the days to come.
Jeff & Beth Barger and family
So sorry for the loss of Bill, our family's thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Joe & Kelly Sparks
Cleo, I am thinking of you, praying for you and your family, at this time. What a wonderful video tribute. You and Bill raised a great family, I enjoyed seeing all the pictures of you with them. Sending you the best from your old friend d at MMC, I'm finishing up year 21. Take care and may God bless.
It has been our honor and privilege to care for Bill. Thank you for allowing us to care and love on them. We hope you are finding peace and rest during this new transition.
AseraCare Hospice Team
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