About 20 years ago , I was privileged enough to enroll in a UMKC medical ethics class taught by Dr. Uffelman. His insight into many areas of the study gave me a rational and realistic basis for the formulation of personal convictions that I retain and hold dear today. I was an adult student living away from home and family. I will always remember that Dr. Uffelman always had time, tired as he must have been, to kindly and thoughtfully visit with me even during breaks. Although this is belated, I would like to express my sincere condolences. This world is a better place because of men like Dr. Uffelmann.
Dr. Ufflemann was the reason I majored in Philosophy. He opened my world to such wonderful and thought provoking ideas. To this day I remember his lessons in formal and informal logic, and have passed those lessons on to my students during my 29 years as a teacher. He was a mentor, friend, and inspiration in my life.
Dr. Uffelmann was my favorite professor at UMKC in the early 1970's. His classes and teaching style opened my eyes to new ideas and ways of thinking. I remember having to borrow a tape recorder because I couldn't take notes fast enough didn't want to miss anything he said. His influence helped me with my own teaching even though my students were far younger. We will all miss Dr. Uffelmann. He touched so many lives.
I remember Dr. Uffelman fondly from clinical rounds at Truman Medical Center. Such a kind and thoughtful man!
My deep condolences to the Uffelmann family. Dr. Uffelmann was one of the kindest human beings I've ever met. It was my honor to work with him at the UMKC School of Medicine. His passing leaves a deep void in the lives of everyone who knew him.
I am grateful for the life of Dr. Uffelmann. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.
Watching news with Hans one day. TV announcer said, "After 10 years, Juan Peron got his general's star." Hans said to me, "If it takes Juan Peron 10 years to get a star, how long would it take 2 Perons?"
Dr Uffelmann was my teacher back in 1991 at UMKC. He made the class a delight. He had insight that led me to learn things that I didn't expect to learn. I know the papers I wrote, he actually read them and took the time to add his insight which most times was so enlightening. What a gem.
As his student in 1965 I enjoyed his many perspectives and was one of only a few professors I appreciated at UMKC.
Hans was a superb mentor, teacher and inspiration. I was proud to have served under him on UMKC SSIRB and take classes from him. His legacy continues.
I had the honor of meeting and befriending Hans five years ago and can honestly say he was one of my most favorite people I have ever met. In addition to his wisdom and knowledge, he was a kind, gentle, caring man who I feel touched the hearts of everyone he encountered. I will never forget our conversations and emails. I smile every time I think of him.
Watched TV News with Hans years ago. Announcer said, "Juan Peron got his general's star after 10 years." Hans asked me, "If it took Juan Peron 10 years to get his general's star, how long would it take 2 Perons?"
I was a student at UMKC from 1979 to 1983. Dr. Uffelmann was the best professor I had there. I remember his intelligence, insight and wit. One fond memory was in a class when we got him to tell about his experience leaving Germany and coming to the United States.
I remember in a handout he once put what was listed as an unpublished maxim of his, "Practice may not make perfect but it sure does keep you busy."
Please accept my prayers and sympathy.
Reverend Joseph I. Cisetti
St. Therese North Catholic Church
Dr. Uffelmann was a life changer for me. My life has been endlessly enriched from the lessons learned in his Medical Ethics and Philosophy classes at UMKC. Sympathy to you, his family, and ongoing gratitude to him.
Dr. Uffelmann was the coach of the men's club soccer team while I was a student at UMKC. What a wonderful gentleman in both soccer and in the teaching field. My deepest sympathies to the Uffelmann family on your loss