Vera Uecker

Mitchell

Vera Uecker, of Mitchell, passed away on March 18, 2019.

Vera was born on March 17, 1922, to Freeman and Ann (Schwan) Ericksen. She had one brother and one sister. Vera attended school in Canistota and graduated in 1939. After high school, she started working at the Ortman Hotel in Canistota.

On May 3, 1942, Dale Uecker and Vera were married in Elkhart, Ind. To this union two boys, Francis and Jerry, were born. Dale was in the military, and Vera followed him while he was in the United States. When Dale went overseas, she moved back to Canistota.

In 1965, the couple moved to Tripp until Dale retired from the Post Office. While living in Tripp, Vera and Dale were active in their church, gave dance lessons, were members of local golf courses, wintered in Arizona, were lifetime members of the Tripp American Legion, and played cards. In 2002, Vera and Dale moved to Mitchell.

Vera is survived by her son, Jerry (Davy), of Mitchell; two grandsons; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Uecker; son, Francis Uecker; father, Freeman Ericksen; mother, Ann (Ericksen) Puskas; brother, Marlin Ericksen; father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Agnes Uecker; and brothers-in-law, Robert Uecker and Tom Kehne.

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