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VERDES H. UECKERT, D.V.M.

 

Bellville Times
Verdes H. Ueckert, D.V.M. of Columbus passed away September 5, 2004 at
Kindred Hospital in the Houston Medical Center, in Houston. He was born
October 17, 1921 on the Ueckert family land near Bellville. He graduated
from Bellville High School and attended Texas A&M until serving as a Naval
aviator during World War II.
In 1944 he married Rosanna Struss of Columbus. He graduated from Texas A & M
as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. He later received a Masters in Public
Health from Tulane Medical School. He enjoyed a 40 year career in public
health. First in Phoenix, Arizona and the last 28 years as Deputy Health
Officer for the Health District in Las Vegas, Nevada.
He was a member of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association, Blue Bonnet
Tri-County Veterinary Society, Texas A&M Former Students Association,
National Sanitarians Association, American Public Health Association, and
was a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans.
He retired in 1993 and returned to Texas, living in Columbus.
He was preceded in death by his parents Edwin and Tony Zajicek Ueckert; son,
Douglas Ueckert; daughter-in-law, Nikki Ueckert, and grandson Nickolus
Ueckert. 
He is survived by his loving wife of sixty years, Rosanna Struss Ueckert;
son, and wife William and Carol Ueckert of Woodland, California; son, Edwin
Ueckert of Bellville; grandson, Paul Ueckert of Sacramento, California; and
grandchildren, Stacy and Alex Ueckert of Waco, and Tess and Adam
Schermerhorn of Woodland, California; and brother, Otis Ueckert of
Bellville, Texas. 
Private graveside services were held on September 9th at the Ueckert Family
cemetery near Bellville with the Rev. Walt Glasscock officiating under the
direction of Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus.
 

Posted by Joy Neely

 

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