John L. Uebele
John L. Uebele, age 69, of Pewaukee, has found eternal peace.
John was born in Milwaukee, the second oldest of five siblings to Myron A. Uebele (d. 2009), and Rosemary L. (Alleman) Uebele (d. 1964). The family moved to Grandma Allemanís Farm in Waterford.
The children attended St. Thomas Catholic School and Waterford High School. John graduated from UW-Stout in 1968 and married his first love, Karen McComish (d. 1972), in August 1969. She preceded him in death in February of 1972 after only three years together. He left Fennimore and accepted a teaching job at WCTC. He devoted his life to teaching auto body, auto mechanics and welding for 43 years.
In February of 2009 he became reacquainted with a former welding student, E. Linda Chavez. They married in November 2013. As a loving and devoted wife, Linda brought many new adventures in travel and seeing a different side of family and life. John became a Certified Weld Inspector and Educator (CWI CWE) for the state of Wisconsin. He visited many industries through his Welder Certification and Welder Procedures.
Some of his projects were WE Power Plant, Miller Park, and the Zoo Interchange. He qualified Iron Workers Local 8, Steam and Pipe Fitters. He also loved working with the students from Slinger High School.
He was honored to be called, and usually dropped what he was doing to write a procedure, or inspect a job with critical deadlines and test new welders. His wife called him a fireman. He planned his day by how many (fire) calls he received. He never had a schedule, just jumped when called. He loved being needed. He also loved fixing things. He often found good deals on lost causes of machinery, forklifts, tractors and mowers. He could fix anything.
He could make an engine hum and purr after sitting in a field all winter. He could see the diamond in the rough, by reusing, repurposing and recycling anything. He spent all his free time collecting, fixing and teaching. He attended Jefferson Swap Meets, and Iola annually.
Although he had no children of his own, he became very close with many students and friends. He valued their hard work and they touched his heart, among them: Vince S., John The Greek, Chewy, Gil Stevie, Dave A., Herb, Jeff, Brew Boys, Larry, Joe, Mike, Jim, Mark, Ricky Tarkis, Lenny, Scott, Levi, Ronald, Pedro, Pablo, and many, many more. Also surviving him is loving wife E. Linda Uebele, siblings: James (Helen) Uebele, Margaret (Henry) Posbrig, Lawrence, Allen, and David (Kathy), as well as nieces and nephews Chad (Jana) Uebele, Erin (Kevin) Switalski, Lindsey (Joseph) Moser, Daniel and James (Stephanie) Posbrig, and sister-in-law Joyce McCormish.
Visitation will be Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Randle Dable Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186. Services will continue on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, with a funeral procession leaving the funeral home at 9:30 en route to Crossroads Church, N27-W26541 Prospect Ave., Pewaukee, WI 53072, where the funeral service will begin at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Steve Brinkman will be presiding. Graveside services will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-5474035 or visit www.randledable.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.