Barbara Ann Uckele (Hougland),58, of Monroe, MI

Barbara Ann Uckele (Hougland),58, of Monroe, MI passed away in her home, in Harriman, TN on Monday June 29, 2020.

Barbara retired from Ford Motor Company to follow her dreams of becoming a Registered Nurse. Nursing was her passion and in doing so created lifelong friendships that she held dear. She was extremely hard working and loved to spend her free time on the lake with the ones she loved, in the garden, or in her award winning flower beds. Barbara loved to sit outside on her deck with a cup of coffee and a good book while soaking up the sunshine. She enjoyed sewing, crafting, and whipping up delicious creations in the kitchen. She often swapped recipes with her sisters, Debbie and Susie, whom she cherished and adored. The excitement of making a new recipe was palpable because she treasured being able to share in something with her sisters regardless of the distance between them. When it came to the holidays, she created memories and traditions that will last forever. These traditions have already been passed down to her grandchildren and will continue to bring joy as they are honored and continued through future generations.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Virgie Hougland, and sister, Deborah Wagner.

Survivors left to mourn her loss include her daughters , Katie Chinchak and Tara Uckele; son, Ryan Uckele; Sister, Susan Lazette (Phil Lazette); brother in law, Michael Wagner(Deborah Wagner); nieces, Amy Lazette (daughters Joslyn and Taryn), Mandy Fuller (Harley Fuller), and Julie Wagner (son Brandon); nephew, Thomas Wagner; grandsons, Joshua and Dylan Chinchak; granddaughters, Evelyn and Charlotte Dylenski.

Barbara’s family has chosen to have a private service. They will be receiving family and friends for a casual luncheon on Saturday July 18, 2020 from 12:00-3:00pm.

The luncheon will be located at:
1932 Stumpmier Rd Monroe, MI 48162

In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation towards honoring her final wishes.

Premier Sharp Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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