Robert Uhrich (Bob)
Robert John Uhrich (many knew him as Bobby U) passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2021. He was born December 13, 1932 in Gaylord, MN to parents William and Marguerite (Seiler) Uhrich. He was very healthy and active well into his 80’s, but the past few years were not kind to him and at age 88, he was ready to leave his earthly body.
Bob was an excellent athlete in high school and college, and served in the United States Army. He graduated from Spring Valley high school (Minnesota) in 1950 and attended Wartburg College (Waverly, Iowa). He enjoyed sports all the way into his 40’s, played racquetball into his 60’s, and golfed into his 80’s. His best sport was baseball, and he was drafted by the St. Louis Browns, but he did not pursue that opportunity. He was also an excellent basketball player, earning the nickname “Corner Bob” in Manitowoc, because in his rec-league basketball games he would dribble down into the corner and shoot a fadeaway jumper over taller defenders, making the shot more often than not. He also made 100 free throws in a row once while practicing at the YMCA, his almost daily workout place for most of his 54 years in Manitowoc.
Bob married Carol (Raymond) and they were blessed with four children: Linda, Debra, Michael, and David. In 1979, he married Phyllis (Anhalt-Schamburek) in Manitowoc, WI where they lived for 40 years. Bob spent the last three years in St. Louis, MO.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Carol (Raymond); his parents William and Marguerite Uhrich; his brothers William Uhrich and Walter Uhrich; and his sister Marjorie Drewes.
Bob is survived by his wife, Phyllis Uhrich; his daughter: Linda Uhrich of Longmont, CO, his grandson: Chris Fucik (Janine) of Waterford, WI, and great-grandchildren: Nolan, Liam, Heidi, and Evan; his daughter: Debra Karle (Richard) of Longmont, CO, and granddaughter: Elyssa Karle of Longmont, CO; his son: Michael Uhrich (Mary) of St. Louis, MO, granddaughter: Britni Uhrich (Josh) of Midland, TX, and great-granddaughters: Evelyn, Aralyn, and Gracelyn, his grandson: Mitch Lindsey of Denver, CO, and grandson: Kyle Uhrich (Tessa-fiancé) of St. Louis, MO; his son: David Uhrich (Cathy-fiancé) of Milwaukee, WI, grandson: Steffen Uhrich of Portland, OR, and granddaughter: CeCe Uhrich of Los Angeles, CA; his step-daughter Barbara Pamperin (Peter), and step-granddaughter Taylor Pamperin (Christopher Maury); his step-son Scott Schamburek (Lisa), step-grandson Ben Schamburek, step-great grandson Ethan, step-granddaughter Emily Schamburek, step-granddaughter Maddie Schamburek, and step-grandson Andy Schamburek; his step-daughter Ann Tschetter (Doug), step-grandson Josiah Tschetter, step-granddaughter Channa Tschetter; step-daughter Kelly Ahlswede (Roger); his sister Dorothy Bahlmann of Waverly, IA; and many nieces and nephews.
He was funny, supportive and an all-around good person who put others first. He always set a good example by working hard at everything he did, whether it was his job, taking care of his home, or playing sports. Bob was dedicated to being at as many sports and activities as possible for his kids and grandkids. We love you Dad.
Services will be announced at a later date.