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Ethel Mae Uecker

Ethel Mae Uecker 95, of Forestville, passed away at Sycamore Lodge Senior Living in Algoma on December 3, 2023.  She was born on September 14, 1928, in Sturgeon Bay to Herman and Edna (Kramer) Sperber.  Ethel graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1945 and then worked for Schneider Company.  On October 5, 1946, she married Ralph G. Uecker in Sturgeon Bay.


Ethel was formally active in the East Maplewood Homemaker’s Club and the Ladies Aide of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Forestville.  Her great joy was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking, traveling, dancing, playing cards and entertaining.  Ethel also enjoyed gardening and her flowers.  Alongside her husband, they owned and operated Ralph Uecker and Sons Implement for many years.


Survivors include her three sons, David (Sue) Uecker,  Dale (Norma) Uecker, Jeff (Barb) Uecker, all of Forestville; Eight grandchildren, Ben (Chin), Nick, Krissy (Kevin) Phillips, Tracy (Jeremy) LaCrosse, Brittney (Rich) Peters, Tasha (Bret) Cook, Cody and Ava; Seven great grandchildren, Riley and Ross Phillips; Meghan and Chloe LaCrosse; Braelynn and Braxton Peters, Beaux Cook; one sister, Elaine Halverson, Algoma;  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband;. daughter-in-law, Peggy Uecker; sister, Joan (Blaine) Dreutzer; brother-in-law, Elton Halverson; and a sister-in-law, Edna (Jennings) Schmeling.


Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 8, 2023, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Forestville with Rev. Dr. Christopher Jackson officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church on Friday.  Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family.  On-line condolences may be offered at


Special thanks to her granddaughter Krissy, and the staff at Sycamore Lodge Senior Living for their wonderful care and support.   

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