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Paul Uher

DODGE — Services for Paul J. Uher, 53, Dodge, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Dodge. Burial will be at a later date.

Visitation will be 5-7:30 p.m. Monday with a 7:30 p.m. vigil and will continue on Tuesday an hour prior to the service, both at the church.

He died as a result of a motorcycle accident near Clarkson on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019.

Minnick Funeral Chapel in Dodge is assisting with arrangements.


Paul James Uher was born on March 23, 1966, to Richard “Chink” and Darlene (Kluthe) Uher, at his grandparents’ home in Dodge during a blizzard by Dr. Berans, a veterinarian. He was known as the “Blizzard Baby of 1966.”

Paul graduated from the eighth grade at St. Wenceslaus Catholic School and later from Dodge High School in 1984.

On June 19, 1987, he married JoDene Karloff. They had two daughters, Amy and Jackie. Paul was a hard worker, working at the West Point Dairy, Howells Elevator and for Walinga Grain Vacs for the last 22 years.

On July 1, 2005, he was united in marriage to Theresa (Miller) Wisnieski at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Dodge. At this time, he gained two more children, John and Jayne.

Paul was a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church and was a member of the Dodge Fire Department for 25 years. He always enjoyed the Dodge Demo Derby, either as a participant or more recently as a judge. He also enjoyed hunting, bowling, camping and generally being outdoors.

Paul was always there to lend a helping hand. He loved spending time with his family and friends, especially the time he shared with the grandchildren.

Survivors include his spouse, Theresa of Dodge; his children, Amy and Scott Reiner of Waverly (daughter Charlotte), Jackie and Jeremiah Schantz of Wisner (children Boston and Boyd), John and Nichole Wisnieski of Omaha (children River and Addison) and Jayne Wisnieski and Adam Freese of Omaha (daughter Lennon); his siblings, Dale Uher of Omaha, Mary Kay and Melvin Kreikemeier of West Point, Ronnie Uher of Deerfield Beach, Fla., Randy and Tammy Uher of Dodge and Barb and Dave Wordekemper of Fremont; and a host of nieces and nephews also survive Paul.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister-in-law, Karen Uher.

In other news

DODGE — Services for Harvey Mandel, 74, Dodge, are pending at the Minnick Funeral Chapel in Dodge. He died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at Madonna Rehabilitation in Omaha.

NORFOLK —Memorial services for Zoe R. Matteson, 17, Norfolk, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at Home for Funerals Chapel, 708 Georgia Ave., in Norfolk. Inurnment will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery.

ATKINSON — Services for Herbert K. Lane, 76, Atkinson, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Atkinson. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

NORFOLK — Services for Richard D. Konopasek, 63, Norfolk will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Christ Lutheran Church in Norfolk. The Rev. Brad Birtell will officiate. Private burial will be in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Norfolk.

NORFOLK — Services for Brent D. “Haze” Tomasek, 66, West Point, will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk. The Rev. Terry Buol will officiate with private burial at a later date.

ELGIN — Memorial services for Dorothy I. Currie, 98, Norfolk, formerly of rural Elgin, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Park Center United Church of Christ in rural Elgin.

NORFOLK — Services for Brent D. “Haze” Tomasek, 66, West Point, will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk.

NORFOLK — Services for Zoe Matteson, 17, Norfolk, are pending with Home for Funerals in Norfolk. She died Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Norfolk.

STUART — Services for Donald Shald, 86, Stuart, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at St. Boniface Catholic church in Stuart. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery with military rites by the Stuart American Legion.

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Jimmy Johns