Town of Center - Alan Arnold Uhlenbrauck was called Home by his Lord peacefully on January 15, 2021 in the home he grew up in.
He was born on October 19, 1934 to William C. and Viola (Holz) Uhlenbrauck. On October 29, 1955 he was united in marriage to Pamella Ann Leitzke at Greenville Zion Evangelical Church.
He attended Sunnyside Grade School and Shiocton High School until age 16 when he began farming full-time. He was proud of his herd of Jersey cows whom he referred to as "the girls". He was also very proud to be a resident of the town of Center. After his years of milking cows had ended, he worked for the Town for 20 years, retiring at the end of 2019. He so enjoyed visiting with everyone at the town board meetings and with all the people who sat at his kitchen table "office" while issuing their building permits. He treasured the friendships of his neighbors. He faithfully served as a life-long member of Center Emmanuel and greatly missed worshipping with his church family this past year due to Covid and his health. He was a loving husband, devoted dad, fantastic grandpa, caring friend and neighbor.
He is survived by his bride of 65 years, Pam; children: Julie (Denis) Matuszak, Lori (Kevin) Kelly, Jeffery (David Gast), and Kerri (Marty) Young; 10 grandchildren: Kristin, Seth (Amy), Trevor (Sara), Emily (Andrew); Elizabeth (Ryan), Josiah (Megan), Abigail (Wesley), Rebecca; Sabrynna, and Steven; 12 great-grandchildren: Micah, Isaac, Ezekiel, Hannah, William, Graham, Rylan, Cora, Grayson, Declan, Finley, Harla
Further surviving him are his sister, Marion Voelz; in-laws: Bernice Uhlenbrauck, Hank Diestler, Lowell (Char) Leitzke, and Kathy (Neil) Plamann; life-long friend, Jack Jansen; nieces, nephews and other dear family and friends.
Along with his parents, preceding him in death are his brothers: Willis and Harold (Marion); sisters: Ethel and Lois (Howard) Reed; brother-in-law, Eugene Voelz; granddaughter, Angela; nephew, Robert Uhlenbrauck; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Myron and Nelda Leitzke; In-laws: Shirley (Paul) Hameister, Joanne Diestler, Helen Leitzke, Karen Leitzke; niece, Jennifer Leitzke, and the many treasured four-legged pets.
The strength he showed and the pain he endured during these past years of lingering illness and heath challenges was an inspiration to us all. He never lost his personality, wit and sense of humor.
Our family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, healthcare providers, and also Heartland Hospice for their comforting care.
A visitation will be held on Friday, January 22, 2021 from 3 pm to 6 pm at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour. A time of remembrance and prayer will follow at 6 pm.
Face coverings will be required and social distancing encouraged. Burial will take place in the Community Cemetery in the town of Center.
Online condolences may be expressed to Alan's family at www.muehlboettcher.com
We will honor Alan with a celebration of life at a later date when a larger gathering poses less risk.
You were dad's number one soulmate in life. But throughout these last years of his illness your constant love, devotion and care was immeasurable. We thank you for that shining example. How fortunate we were to be a part of your 65 years together.