David Vogel Uihlein
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Uihlein, David Vogel David Vogel Uihlein was born in Milwaukee on July 27, 1920, the son of Joseph E. Uihlein Sr. and Ilma Vogel Uihlein. He passed away peacefully at his home in Mequon, WI on Friday, January 29, 2010 at the age of 89. He is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years, Margery Holley Uihlein "MM", his children Lynde Bradley Uihlein of Milwaukee, and David Vogel Uihlein Jr. (Julia) also of Milwaukee; grandchildren Sarah Olson Zimmerman (Steven), Milwaukee; John Uihlein Olson (Ellen Blakstad) of Oslo, Norway; Dr. Alexander Uihlein (Lily), Boston; MA; Elizabeth Uihlein, Chicago, IL; Charles Uihlein, Milwaukee; great-grandchildren Joseph and Nathaniel Zimmerman, Milwaukee, and Hedda Olson of Oslo, Norway. He is also survived by Margery Uihlein's children Barbara Kuehn Frank (Richard) and Philip Gregg Kuehn (Kathryn) of Milwaukee; John Corliss Kuehn (Cris Mulvey) of Missoula, MT; her grandchildren, to whom he was also "Poppo", John Frank (Elsie Sunderland), Peter Frank (Katy); Charles Kuehn (Jane); Andrew Kuehn; Seppe Kuehn (Hope Mechelson); Erika Kuehn; and great-grandson, Reid Frank. Mr. Uihlein was a 1939 graduate of the Hill School, Pottstown, PA. He worked at the Schlitz Brewing Company for a year before heading to the U.S. Brewers' Academy in New York City. He attended University of Wisconsin in 1940-41where he was one of two walk-on freshman football players who received letters. He proudly served in World War II as an ambulance driver for the American Field Service in Italy, Austria, and India. A businessman, he acquired the Banner Welder Co. in 1949. It continues as a successful business today. Carrying on his family's heritage in the brewing industry, he also purchased and ran the Oshkosh Brewing Co. in Oshkosh, WI, from 1961 to 1969. He served on corporate boards including Schlitz Brewing Co., Briggs and Stratton, Allen-Bradley Co., and First Wisconsin Bank. Mr. Uihlein was a man of many enthusiasms. He had a colorful personality, and was a wonderful storyteller. He was an ardent naturalist and outdoorsman. He was happiest hunting or fishing in northern Wisconsin or Canada with "MM". He was the founder and president of the Milwaukee chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society and active in his support of Ducks Unlimited, the Trout and Salmon Foundation and the Nature Conservancy, among others. Mr. Uihlein was an avid collector. He collected antique cars, especially 1930's Indianapolis 500 race cars, as well as old boats, airplanes, and duck decoys. He restored many of his classic cars with his own hands. A 1925 Bugatti, a gift to Mrs. Uihlein, won a blue ribbon in 1989 at the Concours D'Elegance in Pebble Beach, CA. In 1995, he founded the Harry Miller Meet. This national show and race car event is held every year at the Milwaukee Mile for collectors and aficionados of antique race car engine designer Harry Miller. Mr. Uihlein will be deeply missed by family and friends for his great love of life, his capacity for friendship, fun, and devotion to causes close to his heart. The family wishes to thank all those who have provided devotion, care, and comfort for Mr. Uihlein. A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, February 2, 2010, from 4 to 7 PM. A private memorial service will be scheduled at a later time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ruffed Grouse Society, National Audubon Society, The Hill School, or the charity of your choice.


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Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Jan. 31, 2010.
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February 19, 2010
My sincere condolances to the Uihlein family it was a pleasure knowing David I enjoyed the days duck hunting with him and my dad on the islands on Winnebago.

I thank you for all the great stories and advice you gave me over the years on many topics.

Rest in Peace
David Seeger
February 7, 2010
The loss of Dave leaves a BIG BIG hole in the hearts of us who were privileged to know him,
RIP Dave,
Your friend
Wally
February 4, 2010
i will remember dave as a very kind and interesting gentleman. i served at the mile as a pit marshall and enjoyed how he shared his enthusiasm for antique race cars. my condolences to the family.
mark walbrink
February 3, 2010
Gordon Lueder
Gordon Lueder
February 2, 2010
My deepest sympathy to Dave's family and friends. I met Dave just last March at the Ruffed Grouse Society banquet at the MAC, and had a very enjoyable and spirited conversation about grouse hunting and Dave's involvement with the Oshkosh Brewery.
David Johnson
Ruffed Grouse Society Regional Director
February 2, 2010
I'll miss Dave's kindness, and his
willingness to share in the joys of
living. Also, as a vintage racer, I
thank him for his passion for historic
motorsports.
Scott Romanski
February 2, 2010
We are so sorry to learn of David’s passing. I couldn’t help but shed a tear while reading of it. We will miss him deeply and never forget him. Even in this moment of tears and farewell, we smile as we remember his kindheartedness and generous spirit.

We had a wonderful little visit with Margery and David during Christmas. What always amazed me about David was that he remembered details like no one else I had ever known. Thank you for staying in touch. We are so pleased to have been able to talk with him one last time!

We will always remember his thoughtfulness, kindness and life. Please know we are praying for you all during this difficult time. David truly touched our lives.

With affection, Lori and Ernie Guevara
February 2, 2010
I was saddened to see Dave's obituary in the paper over the weekend. I am sorry for your loss.

As you know, I knew Dave for many years as a patient and as a car enthusiast. The last few years I am sure were not enjoyable with the back pain that he had, and at lease at this time he is no longer suffering.

He was a wonderful person and he enjoyed not only those people in the highest social circle, but also the commonest man. He will be sadly missed.
Thomas Flatley, M.D.
February 1, 2010
I met Dave in the early 1960's after I, myself, returned from military service (a subject neither of us thought of mentioning to the other). Over the years, he and I talked of many things, and I learned to take his "slant" on things that we discussed as true wisdom. I liked Dave very much.
John Notz, Jr.
February 1, 2010
My deepest Condolences to MM and the family of David! I enjoyed David's laughter, stories and sparkle in his eye. He was a wonderful man with so much knowledge and kindness. He will be so very deeply missed by all whose lives he has touched. Rest in peace my dear friend! I will miss you!
Michele Duquaine
February 1, 2010
Certainly a life well lived. Dave's character leaves many memories to reflect on....Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Jon Blahnik
February 1, 2010
Hi
We are struck by the loss of David, a person who stood as a giant in what he did how he interchanged with everyone. We will miss David but never forget him.
The Kennedy's
Mike Kennedy
February 1, 2010
My deepest sympathy to Mrs Uihlein and Family. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I knew Mr Uihlein as a kind & caring neighbor who was always willing to help out!
Joy Hagstrom
February 1, 2010
God speed David... and condolences to the family. It has always been a pleasure meeting him at various automotive venues and for his contributions of his time and cars for all the automotive enthusiasts in the Greater Milwaukee area to enjoy... he surely will be missed!
Mark McCabe
February 1, 2010
I always got a kick out of visiting with Dave at the Ruffed Grouse Society banquets. He always had a story to tell and was very upbeat about everything. He will be missed.

Mark Hanrahan
Ruffed Grouse Society
Mark Hanrahan
February 1, 2010
Dear MM and family,
My condolances on Dave's passing. Although it has been years since I talked to Dave, while he served on the RGS board of directors from 1981 until 1996 and as its president from Dec. 1986 until Dec. 1988, I interacted with him several times a year. I always enjoyed being around him and he always asked about my wife.
I hope your memories are as happy as mine.
Ron Burkert
Ruffed Grouse Society employee
February 1, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Ida Walker
February 1, 2010
My Sincere Condolences to David's Family. I am an employee at Banner Welder & David was always very kind & generous. I'll never forget the time he gave me Packer tickets for my son's Birthday! David was very important to Banner Welder, he will be missed!

Mary Donaldson
January 31, 2010
Our sympathy to Mrs. Uihlein and Family on the loss of your husband and father. We knew David as a good hearted neighbor up stream from us and appreciate his leadership in the Hamilton area. He will be missed.
Paul & Gloria Alex
January 31, 2010
I am very sorry to learn about Dave.

Beginning in third grade at Plymouth Congregational Church Sunday School, we were friends for a long time.

Dave should have been able to become CEO of Schlitz Brewery and remake it again, into the world's finest Brewery. He would have been great.

Dave's outstanding effort in the second half of the 1938 Hill-Hotchkiss championship football game, is something I'll always remember.The Hill was losing, fourteen to nothing, when Dave took charge. Being Captain, he shouted encouragement, while demolishing and opening huge holes in the Hotchkiss line. It was infectious and we all joined. The Hill won, twenty-eight to fourteen.

The New York papers named Dave as the best prep school tackle in 1938. The Hill School football team was named the best prepschool football team in 1938.

Those are wonderful memories.

My condolences,

Gordon Lindemann
Gordon Lindemann
January 31, 2010
I remember so vividly Uncle Dave's smile and joy. Every time he saw me, "Hoooley, how're you doin?" He always made me feel special just for being me. I also remember the deep smile and love he had for MM. Thank you God for letting them be a part of my life that always bring a smile to my heart.
George Holley
January 31, 2010
My sincere condolances to the entire family but most of all to MM.
Ellie Kaastra
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