Carol M. Uekert, 83, Marathon passed away peacefully, while under the care of Compassus Hospice on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at Mount View Care Center, Wausau.
She was born April 28, 1938, in Merrill, daughter of the late Reuben and Ruth (Hartwig) Ollhoff. On September 27, 1958, she married Donald J. Uekert at Trinity Lutheran Church, Wausau. He preceded her in death on February 10, 2002.
Carol was a proud homemaker and also worked with Donald on the family farm for over 36 ½ years. Some of her favorite pastimes included being a historian for both the Marathon County Home and Community Education Center and The German Club PVC; Pomerian Verein of Central Wisconsin. She also enjoyed playing cards, especially sheepshead and was active at St. John Lutheran Church, town of Rib Falls in her earlier years.
Survivors include her children, Lori (Alan) Bernarde, Marathon and Patti (Mike) Athanas, Appleton, her grandchildren, Jessica (Tyler) Salber, Green Bay and Brad (Kaitlyn) Bernarde, Wausau and Erin (Adam) Burns, Madison and Abbie Athanas, Appleton, three great grandchildren, Quinton and Greyson Salber and Harper Bernarde, her siblings, Mary Lord, MA, Char (Karl) Pilath, Hatley, Mike (Sandy) Ollhoff, Poynette, Mark (Josie) Ollhoff, Wausau, Gene (Peggy) Ollhoff, Wausau, Gary (Chris) Ollhoff, Merrill and Tina Ollhoff, Wausau, a sister-in-law, Arlene (Ralph) Voight, Merrill, brother-in-law, Bob Richey, Tomahawk, and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, David and Jim and sister, Katie Richey.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 7, 2022, at St. Matthew Ev. Lutheran Church, Marathon. The Rev. Jon Hadler will officiate. Burial will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, town of Rib Falls. Visitation will be held on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services all at the church. Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Marathon is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com
The family requests all attendees to the visitation and the Funeral Service for Carol to please wear a mask.
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