Leland A. "Lee" Uher


Leland A. “Lee” Uher, 66, of Sterling died at the Gold Crest Retirement Center in Adams on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.  He was born August 2, 1950 in Omaha.  He spent his early years in Lincoln and moved with his family to Sterling when he was in the fifth grade.  He graduated from Sterling High School in 1968.  Lee went on to college at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Education in 1973.  After graduation, he taught 6th grade in Nebraska City and then taught for Lincoln Public Schools, team teaching for fourth, fifth and sixth grade students. Lee and Jayne Woltemath were married on August 15, 1970 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sterling.   In 1976, Lee took over farming for Jayne’s parents on the Woltemath Farms in Sterling.   He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church of Sterling.   His greatest joy in life was his family.


            Survivors include his wife, Jayne of Sterling; three children, Matt (Jen) Uher of Adams, Micah (Tiffany) Uher of Lincoln and Mary (Scott) Nelson of Lincoln; four grandchildren, Owen, Nora, Tommy and Sam, and another grandson due in July of 2017.   He was preceded in death by his father, Francis W. Uher and his mother, Viola Garner Uher.


            Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. at St. John Lutheran Church of Sterling with Pastor Steve Chellew officiating.   A family prayer service will be held at 10:15 A.M. at the church on Friday.  Private burial will be in the Sterling Cemetery.  A memorial has been established to the family’s choice with Shannon and Erma Hazen in charge.   Visitation will be held at the Zink-Fox Funeral Home from 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Thursday.  A guestbook for signatures and messages of condolence is available online at www.foxfuneralhome.net.  Zink-Fox Funeral Home of Sterling in charge of arrangements.


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Tom Brockley

Dear Mrs. Uher and Family,

I am very sorry to learn today of the passing of Mr. Uher.. I was also in his sixth grade class at Northside Elementary in Nebraska City and I've thought of him throughout my life. Mr. Uher encouraged and challenged us to be better students and better citizens while making the experience a lot of fun. I left sixth grade with more confidence in myself and with more curiosity about the world around me because of the year I spent in his class and I'm convinced my life would have been different without his guidance. I am very sorry for your loss. He was a really good man.

 Posted May 7, 2017 - 7:24pm
Gayle (Light) Lambert

Dear Mrs. Uher and Family,
Mr. Uher was my sixth grade teacher at Northside Elementary School in Nebraska City. He was one of my favorite teachers, and I still think of him every time I stop to look up the definition of a word when I am reading, just as we did in his class. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Gayle (Light) Lambert

 Posted April 30, 2017 - 10:57pm
Linda (Riensche) Cullivan

Though I've not seen Lee in many years, he was a very dear friend to me in high school. We rode the school bus together and he was always a total delight. I’m so sorry to hear that he passed but I also know that he was a true believer in Jesus and that I’ll see him again.

 Posted April 30, 2017 - 1:22pm
Shirley Rogman and Mary Proctor

Jayne and Family
Sorry to hear about the passing of Lee. Whenever I saw him in Sterling ( when I lived there) he always knew who I was. Mary and I will keep you in our prayers. Keep the faith.

 Posted April 28, 2017 - 7:56pm
Terry And Naomi Thies family

To the family of Lee, sorry for your loss as I always enjoyed working with Lee and visiting with him and was a good neighbor. Rest In Peace!

 Posted April 28, 2017 - 12:53pm
Katrina Holley

Mrs. Uher and family,
My dad just called to tell me the news and I was shocked to hear! My deepest condolences! I have so many amazing memories of Mr. Uher and I riding in the tractor and combine when I was little, and then him teaching me how to drive tractor. Also, me baking cookies and taking them and ice tea down to my dad and him while they were working in the field. Such an amazing man who I always looked forward to hang out with. May your family find peace in this difficult time. I will be praying for you all.
Love, Katrina (Sramcik) Holley

 Posted April 27, 2017 - 3:18pm
Dave & Ginny Thiesfeld

Dear Jayne and family,
Please know Dave and I are so sorry to hear of your loss.. We will keep you in our prayers. I will say my rosary for the repose of Lee's soul. May he rest in peace in God's loving arms. And may you find comfort in memories of your shared life together.
Dave and Ginny Thiesfeld

 Posted April 27, 2017 - 10:41am
Ervin Dvorak

Jayne and family, ,
We are very sorry to hear about Lee. He is our cousin. My mother is Julia (Uher) Dvorak sister of Frank. We were at Frank funeral. We lived in Parkville, Mo near Kansas City since 1970. Our thoughts and prays are with you and your family. God bless you all.

 Posted April 27, 2017 - 9:56am
Sheri & Terry Cherney

We are so very sorry to hear about Lee. You will always have your memories that will forever be in your thoughts and heart. Please express our condolences to your family as well. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. Take care.

 Posted April 26, 2017 - 9:21pm
Paul Goldenstein

Jayne and family,
We are so sorry to hear of Lee's passing. He was, without a doubt, the best trumpet player ever to pass through Sterling High! My fondest memories of Lee are of him playing solos in the 'dance band'.
We are keeping you in our prayers.
Paul & Diana Goldenstein

 Posted April 26, 2017 - 12:08pm
Jim Ossian

Jayne & Family:

We were very sad to learn of Lee's passing. He was a great student and athlete at Sterling High.

Jim & Bev Ossian

 Posted April 26, 2017 - 10:30am
Kimberly (Hindera) Beason

So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. I have such nice memories of the Uher family. Sending love and peace to you all.

 Posted April 26, 2017 - 7:54am
Carol (Holman) Moss

To Lee's family, I went to country school with Lee when then moved East of Sterling. Although Lee was a little younger than me, in a country school we kids all had recess together. We all had fun going south of the school house to the Pietzk farm and sledding down the hill in the snow. Even as an adult, he seemed to be a gentle, caring man. He will be missed. God Bless you all.

 Posted April 25, 2017 - 6:50pm

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