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Fay E. Uecker, 92

Sep 23, 2013

Blue Earth Fay E. Uecker, age 92, of Blue Earth, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at United Hospital, Blue Earth. Memorial Services were held on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at 11 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Earth. The Rev. Dr. Mark Wilms officiated. Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service assisted the family with the arrangements.

Fay was born Nov. 28, 1920, at McVille, N.D., the daughter of Henry and Bessie (Mosier) Smalley. She graduated from McVille High School in 1938 and was married to Russell O. Uecker on Feb. 7, 1939. To this union seven children were born. Fay had lived in North Dakota before moving to Lyle in 1951 where she lived for 25 years raising her children. In 1976 she moved to Oregon and later returned to Minnesota in 1985.

Fay is survived by her daughters, Diana (George) Ritz, of Eagle River, Alaska, Lola (Terry) Bishop, of Las Vegas, Nev., and Janet Chamberland, of Blue Earth; sons, Roger Uecker, of Blue Earth, and John (Deborah) Uecker, of St. Joseph; 17 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and 21 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband in 1984; son, Charles Uecker; daughter, Darlene Olson; brother, George Smalley; daughter-in-law, Ellen Uecker; and son-in-law, Alvin Olson.

Memorial donations will be directed to Interfaith Caregivers of Blue Earth.

Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com