Ward Uecke Obituary

Ward D.
Ward D. "Mose" Uecke

December 5, 1932 - September 28, 2020
Born in Menominee, Michigan
Resided in Menominee, Michigan


Ward D. (Mose) Uecke, 87, passed away on September 28, 2020.
Ward (Mose) was born on December 5, 1932 in Menominee, MI, the son of the late Frederick and Mary Uecke. Upon his graduation from Menominee High School, he joined the National Guard and served for over 30 years. Mose worked for the railroads and then worked for Scott Paper (Kimberly Clark) in Marinette, WI for over 30 years. He married the late Joyce (Sandberg) Uecke and they were married 63 years and were blessed with three children.
For many years, Mose enjoyed hunting at camp, being a member of the Menominee, MI Legion Post 146, volunteering at the Waterfront Festival, and he was a proud member of the Military 20-Year Club. For anybody who knew Mose, he was passionate about football, whether it was watching the Hornets, the Maroons, or the Packers. He seldom missed a game. Lastly, he and Joyce enjoyed going to their favorite restaurant, De Smidt's in Crivitz, WI.
Recently, Mose was enjoying his time at the Harbors Retirement Community in Menominee. He enjoyed the camaraderie with the fellow residents and staff at the Harbors, along with his daily walks.
He will be sadly missed by family and friends: Son, Terry (Sandy) Uecke of Menominee, MI, and Daughter, Lynn (Kevin) Jaklin of Green Bay, WI. His grandchildren: Joe Plautz, Tyler Uecke, Tatum Uecke, and Logan and Margaret Uecke and their mother and sister, Joan and Kaitlyn Beekman.
Mose was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce, and their son Tom Uecke, and numerous brothers and sisters.
The family would like to thank the staff at Aurora Baycare hospital and Rennes Health and Rehab East for their compassion towards Mose and the family.
Due to COVID-19, a Memorial service will be held in conjunction with his son, Tom, at a later date. Notification of the Memorial service will be published in the Eagle-Herald.




Funeral Home
Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home
610 Marinette Avenue
Marinette, WI US 54143