Pastor Ronald W. Uhlhorn, 77, of Watertown, WI, went to be with his Lord on January 5, 2014. He was born August 24, 1936 in Darfur, MN, son of Walter and Laura (Janzen) Uhlhorn. He earned a Master of Divinity from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, WI, in 1961.Ron married Kay Kathryn Kaddatz on June 4, 1961, at St John's Lutheran Church, Watertown, WI. Pastor and Mrs. Uhlhorn had the privilege of serving congregations in: Charles City, IA; King of Prussia, PA; Pardeeville, WI; New Ulm, MN, Blantyre, Malawi, Africa, and most recently as chaplain at Heritage Homes, Watertown, WI. He was a member of St. Mark's Ev. Lutheran Church, Watertown, WI. Pastor Uhlhorn served in various church leadership roles throughout his life: Lutheran Pioneers, Western Wisconsin District Special Ministries, Vice-President of the WELS Minnesota District, Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School board chairman, liaison to the WELS mission in Cameroon, Africa, chairman of the board at The Alpha Life Resource Center, and many more.
Survivors include: his wife, Kay Uhlhorn. Five children; Debbie Rothe, Belle Plaine, MN; Pastor Wayne (Daneen) Uhlhorn, Colorado Springs, CO; Ann (Pastor Virgil) Hanson, Sherwood, WI; Kathy (Stefan) Felgenhauer, Blantyre, Malawi, Africa and David (Rachel) Uhlhorn, Manitowoc, WI. Seventeen grandchildren: Matthew, Jacob, Hannah, Luke (Debbie's); Jennifer, Marissa, Ryan, Michael (Wayne's); Aaron, Grace, Miriam (Ann's); Louisa, Benjamin, Anna (Kathy's); Joshua, Caleb and Emily (David's). He is also survived by a sister, Lanita (Dr. John) Nolte, New Ulm, MN, and a number of other relatives and friends.
Ron is preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Laura; brother, Paul and infant daughter, Susan.
Memorials are suggested to The Lutheran Home Association Chaplaincy Program (337 S Meridian St, Belle Plaine, MN 56011) or WELS World Missions (N16 W23377 Stone Ridge Dr, Waukesha, WI 53188).
Funeral service will be held at 3:00pm on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at St. Mark's Ev. Lutheran Church with the Rev. James E Werner presiding. Visitation will be on Thursday at the church from 1:00pm until the time of service. Burial will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery, Watertown.
Pederson-Nowatka Funeral Homes is caring for the family. To send an online condolence, please visit www.pn-fh.com
Thursday, January 9th, 2014, 1:00pm - 3:00pm, St. Mark's Ev. Lutheran Church
Thursday, January 9th, 2014, 3:00pm, St. Mark's Ev. Lutheran Church
Oak Hill Cemetery-Watertown