Agnes Catherine Uelmen

Agnes Catherine Uelmen, nee Gross, 91, entered eternal life on Wednesday, July 25, 2007, at Villa Loretto Nursing Home in Mt. Calvary.

She was born to Andrew and Frances (Berres) Gross on Jan. 24, 1916, in the town of Farmington.

Agnes grew up on the family farm and was a member of St. Michaelís Catholic Church in St. Michaels, where she also attended school.

At the age of 19, she left the St. Michaels area and went to Milwaukee in search of employment. She was employed at the Red Star Yeast Co. until her retirement in 1981.

On June 20, 1942, she married Elmer J. Uelmen at the church of her childhood in St. Michaels.

He preceded her in death on Feb. 18, 1998.

They lived their married life in Milwaukee, except for the time Elmer spent serving his country in World War II.

Agnes moved to the Villa Loretto in December of 2002.

Survivors include a brother, Clarence Gross of Milwaukee; and several nieces, nephews, and four special neighbors, Ted and Leona Holmes and Irene and Marilyn Eimer.

A niece, Pat (Gross) McFarlin and her husband, Bill, of Milwaukee were a great help to Agnes in Milwaukee. When moving to the Villa, she requested her nephew, LeRoy (Judy) Gross of Fond du Lac, to assist her.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband; three sisters, Christina Gerrold, Eleanor Pierhoffer and Leona Oberle; a brother, Albert Gross; five brothers-in-law, Arthur Gerrold, John Pierhoffer, Frank Oberle, Lester Uelmen and Lawrence Uelmen; and three sisters-in-law, Lucille Gross, Mary Rose Gross and Fern Uelmen.

Visitation for Agnes will be on Monday, July 30, from 10:30 to 11:30 am at the Villa Loretto Nursing Home Chapel in Mt. Calvary.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. at the Villa on Monday, with Rev. Elroy Pesch O.F.M. Cap. officiating.

Visitation will be also held on Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Cemetery Chapel, 7301 Nash St., Milwaukee. Entombment will follow in the Garden Court Mausoleum of Holy Cross Cemetery.

The family would appreciate memorials directed to the Villa Loretto Nursing Home in Mt. Calvary.

The Uecker-Witt Funeral Home, Fond du Lac, is assisting the family.

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The family wishes to thank Villa Loretto, its staf, and Dr. Jeffrey Strong for the compassionate care extended to Agnes during her stay there.