Colleen A. Uecker-Nehls

October 10, 2018

Colleen A. Uecker-Nehls “Toots” (nee Peterman), age 84, of Watertown, passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, at Rainbow Hospice in Johnson Creek.

Colleen was born May 31, 1934, in Hartford, to Louis and Mary (nee Kettelsen) Peterman. She was united in marriage to the late Virgil Uecker of 43 years and the late Palmer Nehls of 18 years.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and was part of the ladies aid. She worked at the Chrysler Corp. in Hartford, was a cook at Neosho School for over 30 years and belonged to the Hustisford Sinissippi Homemakers Club. Colleen helped on the family farm while raising her children and also loved sewing, crafting, cooking, card clubs and most of all loved spending time with grandchildren and family.

Colleen is survived by her loving sons, Gerald (Sandra) Uecker and Steven (Diane) Uecker; stepchildren Sheryl Nehls, Christine Gabsch and Gene (Janet) Nehls; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, six stepgrandchildren and six stepgreat-grandchildren; dear siblings, Betty Schmidt, Florence Weisgerber, Arlene (Robert) Kuehl, Richard (Barbara) Peterman and Linda (Robert) Fehrman; sisters- and brothers-in-law, Mary Lee Peterman, Barbara Peterman, Robert Kuehl and Robert Fehrman. She is further survived by loved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son David; brothers Gene and Dean; sisters Dorothy, Maxine Zimmerman and Ruby Klatt; siblings-in-law, Wilmer Schmidt and Leonard Weisgerber.

Funeral services for Colleen will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (132 E. School St., Neosho) with the Rev. Joshua Kesting officiating. The family will greet relatives and friends on Thursday at the church from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Interment will be at Hustisford Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Neosho.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of the Rainbow Hospice, Marquardt Village, the Rev. Joshua Kesting and all relatives and friends.

The Shimon Funeral Home is serving the family. Online condolences and tributes may be given at www.shimonfuneralhome.com.

Shimon Funeral Home

824 Union St. Hartford

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