James R. Uebelhor, 88, Ferdinand

James R Uebelhor, 88, of Ferdinand, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2020. at Scenic Hills at the Monastery in Ferdinand. James was born May 14, 1931 in Ferdinand to Roman and Odilia (Hollinden) Uebelhor. He married LaVerne Welp on August 21, 1954 in Schnellville. She preceded him in death on February 10, 2019. 
James served in the US Army from 1949 to 1954 during the Korean War. He was an employee of Bartley’s Grocery Store when he started Uebelhor TV in the basement of his and LaVerne’s house. They later expanded to the garage and then to the current location on Main Street. 
James and LaVerne retired in 1990. Together they enjoyed good food, good music and many trips to the Corydon Jamboree with friends. 
Jim was a member of Christ the King Parish, St. Ferdinand Church and Ferdinand American Legion Post 124. He served as a volunteer with the Ferdinand Fire Department for 20 years and was a Gold Pin member of the Indiana Volunteer Firefighter’s Association. Other memberships included the Knights of Columbus and Ferdinand Jaycees. He also helped found the Tri-County YMCA. 
James is survived by two sons, Scott (Mary Sue) Uebelhor of St. Anthony and Keith Uebelhor of Ferdinand; sisters, Marlene (Oscar) Schepers and Elsie (Ron) Schwinghamer, both of Ferdinand and Clara Mae Evrard of Owensboro, Kentucky; grandchildren, Cole (Mary) Uebelhor of Tremont, Illinois, Kelsey (Nathan) Jones of Greenwood, Morgan and Cory Uebelhor, both of Ferdinand and Randi Uebelhor of Louisville; and one great-granddaughter, Lucy.
Besides his wife, LaVerne, James was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Estil Evrard. 
Private funeral services will be held at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand with burial to follow in St. Ferdinand Church Cemetery. Ferdinand American Legion Post 124 will conduct military graveside rights. 
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Jim and LaVerne Uebelhor Endowment Fund in care of Dubois Community Foundation. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com.

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