MENNO, S.D. — William “Bill” Uhing, 84, Yankton, S.D., died April 8, 2018, at the Menno-Olivet Care Center, Menno, S.D
Visitation, with a rosary and a Vigil Service, were April 10 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home. Yankton.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., April 11, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Yankton, with Rev. Larry Regynski officiating.
Burial will be in the Sigel Cemetery, rural Utica, S.D.
Pallbearers are Brandon Fiscus, Garrett Cameron, Jeff Walter, Khalid Hussein, Chris Uhing, Sawyer Uhing and Zach Lopez.
Honorary pallbearers are all of Bill’s grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.
William Joseph Uhing was born Easter Sunday, April 1, 1934, in Wynot, to William and Bernadine (Frigge) Uhing. He grew up on the family farm near St. James, and attended St. James Elementary School. He graduated from Wynot High School as the valedictorian in 1952. Bill turned down a full ride scholarship to college to begin his career in farming. He married Cleopha Mauch April 20, 1955, in Menominee. They moved to a farm near Niobrara for a short time, until moving to their farm north of Yankton, in 1962. While Bill was farming, he also worked at Yaggie’s in Yankton for 13 years and then at Gehl Manufacturing for 30 years. He retired from farming in 1997, and Bill and Cleo moved into Yankton. Bill retired from Gehl Manufacturing in 2008.
Bill was a member of St. Agnes Sigel Catholic Church, and later, Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He enjoyed taking bus trips all over the United States and a plane ride to Vegas. He loved visiting, helping neighbors, and going to Church. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren taking bike rides on the bike trails out by the lake and loved babies.
Survivors include his wife, Cleo Uhing, Menno, S.D.; nine children, Sharon (Dan) Fiscus, Coleridge; Lynnette Uhing, Yankton S.D.; Diane (Don) Cameron, Yankton S.D.; Jan (Jim Doerr) Walter, Crofton; Julia (Todd Hauger) Hussein, Yankton S.D.; Jean (Rod) Merchen, Yankton S.D.; Tom Uhing, Mission Hill, S.D.; Nicole (Mike) Suhr, Yankton, S.D.; and Mike (Tina) Uhing, Colman, S.D.; 29 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren, with two on the way; six brothers and sisters, Kenneth (Dolorita) Uhing, Wynot; Jeanette Whitney, Guthrie Center, Iowa; Joleen (John) Mannino; Claudette Wieseler; Joyce Salvatori; and Janice (Jack) Meyer, all of Bellevue; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sons, William Uhing Jr., Joseph Uhing and Timothy Uhing; and three brothers and sisters, Stella Goeken, Elaine Ingberg and Robert Uhing.