10/08/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Warren Uecker

Warren Augusta Uecker
(25 Apr 1940  - 1 Sept 2007)

Hanover High School (IL) Class of 1958

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Sad news continues to come to us, though this time quite belatedly. 

  From Betty Spain Uecker ('63) of VA via phone call - 10/08/07:

   My husband passed away on September 1; I really didn't know how to put that in an email.....

   Also I wanted you to know that my email address has changed to bsuecker@comcast.net.

   Oh, Betty, I'm so very sorry to hear that.....

   I've posted your new email address here:




   I so enjoyed speaking with you this morning, Betty, even under such painful circumstances.

From the Galena (IL) Gazette - 09/11/07:

                Warren Augusta Uecker

  Warren A. Uecker, 67, of Stuarts Draft, Va., died September 1, 2007 at UVA Medical Center after a long illness.

Born April 25, 1940 in Freeport, IL, the son of the late Warren E. and Mary Uecker, Warren graduated from Hanover High School in Hanover, IL and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Strayer University in Fredericksburg, VA. He served proudly in the United States Navy aboard the USS Enterprise and USS America. In 1967 he was joined in marriage to Betty Spain. They recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on August 19, 2007.

Prior to retirement, he was employed in the computer industry for 47 years culminating as QA systems analyst for New York Life Insurance Co. in Reno, NV.
Warren was an avid collector of antiques, cars, and firearms. His final project was his 1956 Packard which was his pride and joy. He was an active member in both the church and the volunteer fire department.

He is survived by his wife Betty, his son Warren C and Linda Uecker and grandson Ryan, his daughter Susan and Ryan Kessel, and six siblings: James and Janice Uecker of Elgin, IL; Robert and Silvia Uecker of Los Lunas, NM; Mary and Ron Dole of Scales Mound , IL; Ann and David Greenberg of Albuquerque, NM; Martha and John Nelson of St. Charles, IL; and Nona Green of Omaha, NE.

A memorial service will be held September 15, 2007 at 12:00 at the home of Rod and Pat Crockett, 13915 White Oak Rd Church Road, Va., and final funeral services will be conducted in Hanover, Ill. at St Paul's Lutheran Church on September 29, 2007 at 11:00 am. Memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058 or St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 235 Jefferson St., Hanover IL 61041.
Published in the Galena Gazette on 9/11/2007.
Also Published in the (Fredericksburg) Free Lance-Star on 9/12/2007.

   Warren has also been added to our Famous Sailors page:



  Again, our deepest condolences are extended to Betty and her family and friends at this time.

  From Betty Spain Uecker ('63) of VA - 10/08/07:

You have done another terrific job....The words you used seem musical....Thank you for all the wonderful work you do with the News Letter.  You are the greatest!


   Thank you, Betty; I feel very privileged to be able to do this for you.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol


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Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

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Words by John Newton, 1779

 Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound)
That sav'd a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev'd;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believ'd!

Thro' many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promis'd good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call'd me here below,
Will be forever mine.

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