James R. Uebelhor, 88, Ferdinand

James R. Uebelhor, 88, of Ferdinand, died Thursday, March 26, at Scenic Hills at the Monastery in Ferdinand. He was born in Ferdinand May 14, 1931, to Roman and Odilia (Hollinden) Uebelhor. He married LaVerne Welp August 21, 1954, in Schnellville. She died February 10, 2019.

James served in the U.S. Army from 1949 to 1954 during the Korean Conflict. He was an employee of Bartley’s Grocery Store when he started Uebelhor TV in the basement of his and LaVerne’s home. They later expanded to the garage and then to the current location on Main Street in Ferdinand. They both retired in 1990. Together they enjoyed good food, good music, and many trips to the Corydon Jamboree with friends. James was a member of Christ the King Parish, St. Ferdinand Church; Ferdinand American Legion Post 124; and the Ferdinand Fire Department for 20 years. He was a Gold Pin member of Indiana Volunteer Firefighter’s Association, the Knights of Columbus, and the Ferdinand Jaycees. He helped create the Tri-County YMCA in Ferdinand.

He is survived by two sons, Scott Uebelhor and wife Mary Sue, St. Anthony, and Keith Uebelhor, Ferdinand; three sisters, Marlene Schepers and husband Oscar and Elsie Schwinghamer and husband Ron, all of Ferdinand, and Clara Mae Evrard, Owensboro, Kentucky; five grandchildren, Cole Uebelhor and wife Mary, Tremont, Illinois., Kelsey Jones and husband Nathan, Greenwood, Morgan and Cory Uebelhor, both of Ferdinand, and Randi Uebelhor, Louisville; and one great-grand daughter, Lucy.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by one brother-in-law, Estil Evrard.

Private funeral services will be held at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand with burial following in the St. Ferdinand Church cemetery. Ferdinand American Legion Post 124 will conduct military graveside rites. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Jim and LaVerne Uebelhor Endowment Fund in care of the Dubois Community Foundation. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com.

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