LINCOLN - Lowel Eugene Ueckert of Lincoln, formerly of Grand Island, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at the age of 85yrs. 7 months and 6 days, at Holmes Lake Manor in Lincoln.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Apfel Funeral Home, in Grand Island. Burial will be in the Grand Island Cemetery.
There will be no visitation. Apfel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lowel E. Ueckert was born Sept. 2, 1927, the son of Otto and Hattie (Hankel) Ueckert, at Hampton, Neb. Lowel worked on a farm as a young boy, and at the age of 18 he enlisted in the United States Army, Feb. 18, 1946 and received his honorable discharged, March 13, 1947.
He worked in Colorado Springs before returning to Nebraska. He was employed at the V.A. Hospital in Lincoln for over 40 years as an electrician.
Lowel was an avid fisherman. He fished at local lakes and some that were further away. He made a lot of friends while fishing and of course his daily breakfast at Shoemakers truck stop. He shared holidays with family and yearly reunion in Seward, Neb.
Survivors include his nieces, Venice Fossberg, Sharon Mildfeldt, Georgia Hearrean and Shiela Lovell, nephews, Dennis Ueckert, Ron Ueckert, Curtis Ueckert, Keith Ueckert, Bryan Ueckert, Brad Fossberg, and Norman(Ueckert) Erlacher.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Reuben, ElRoy, Alton and Robert Ueckert; three sisters, Cecilia Sorensen, Aldena Hansen, and Donna Jessop; nieces, Janice Ennen, Trudie Wampole, and Debbie Lawence; nephews, Randy Ueckert, Kenneth Otto Sorensen, Timothy Jessop and Bobby (Ueckert) Erlacher.
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Published by The Grand Island Independent on Apr. 12, 2013.