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.