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Jeffrey Uhlenhake, 52, Ossian, died Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at his home near Ossian, surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 14, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Ossian with Steve Walvatne and Victor Collins as officiants.
Interment was held at Hillside Cemetery in Ossian.
Schmitz-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Ossian assisted the family with arrangements.
Online condolences may be left with: www.graufuneralhomes.com.
Jeffrey Joseph, the son of Raymond and Kathryn (Bullerman) Uhlenhake, was born Nov. 17, 1961, at the Decorah Hospital. He graduated from South Winneshiek High School in 1980. He attended the automotive mechanic program at NITI in Calmar.
He enjoyed farming the family farm as well as custom farm work. Jeff was united in marriage with Nancy Hageman on June 7, 1986 in Ossian. To this union four children were born, Bryan, Travis, Julie, and Rachel. He cherished the time he spent with his family.
Jeff was born again on Sept. 20, 1996, while pondering Romans 5:6. Jeff was received into fellowship at the West Union Gospel Hall, West Union, and was in happy fellowship with the Christians there until he went to be with his Lord.
He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Uhlenhake, in 2000.
Jeff is survived by his loving wife of twenty-seven years, Nancy of Ossian; his two sons, Bryan (Sheila) Uhlenhake of Sumner; and Travis Uhlenhake of Ossian; his two daughters, Julie and Rachel Uhlenhake of Ossian; his special granddaughter, Emma Uhlenhake of Sumner; his mother, Kathryn Uhlenhake of Ossian; three sisters, Alice (Bill) McKim of Streator, Ill.; Lois (Dave) Sims of Palm Bay, Fla.; and Evy (Robert) Matt of Mount Vernon; one brother, Art Uhlenhake of Ossian; and his father and mother-in-law, Delbert J. and Mary Ann Hageman of Ossian.