Anne Elizabeth Uelmen (Hughes)

Anne passed away February 23, 2023 at SSM Hospital in Fond du Lac. Anne was born May 15, 1932 to Clyde and Margaret Hughes in Campbellsport, WI. Anne graduated from Campbellsport High School. She married Donald Uelmen on January 14, 1950. 

Anne was a dedicated farm wife and accomplished homemaker.  She reared 7 children, gardened, and was the bookkeeper for the farm.  Known for her skills in the kitchen, Bick never had a hard time hiring farm hands because they were always well fed by Mom.  She loved to cook and bake – quantities were not limited!  Anne was beautiful, graceful, and kind.   She excelled at crossword puzzles and could beat anyone at Wheel of Fortune.  She loved cards and became an ace at Skip-Bo, happy to take nickels in winnings.  

Anne was preceded in death by her husband, Bick, a son, Donald J., granddaughter, Michelle Volm, grandsons, Levon Guell and Pearson Galloway, and son-in-law, Gary Volm. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Jennifer Uelmen, and children including Deborah (Kenneth) Grube, Deanna Uelmen, Denise (Timothy) Guell, Dr. Dean Uelmen, Darcy (Jeffrey) Budnik, and Dana (Paul) Berger. She is also survived by her 17 grandchildren: Lori, Bradley, Ryan, Kelly, Benjamin, Tiffany, Terrell, Thomas, Bethany, Haley, Jonathan, Tyler, Leo, Margaret, Maxwell, Samuel, and Anna. She is survived by 24 great-grandchildren and her first great-great-grandchild is expected in the coming months.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Carol Brown and Janet Hanson, brother Pearson Hughes, brothers-in-law Gilbert Buechel, Leo Brown, Ronald Hanson, and Jack Eggers, and sister-in-law, Sharon Hughes. She is survived by her sister, Joan Eggers.

She was also preceded in death by her in-laws, Dr. Leo and Daisy Uelmen, David and Patricia Uelmen, Daniel Uelmen, Daisy Ann and William Carey, and James Feiten. She is further survived by in-laws: Marilyn Uelmen, Douglas and Evelyn Uelmen, and Diane Feiten. 

The family would like to thank the staff at SSM Hospital.  Special thanks to Serenity Villa in Campbellsport whose entire staff was loving and provided wonderful care to our mother.  Mom considered this her second home.  An additional thanks to her longtime neighbors, Jay and Phyllis Miller.

Thanks also to the Campbellsport Volunteer Fire Department, EMTs and ambulance crews, who came to the family’s rescue many times over the years.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 11:00 am at Shepherd of the Hills Catholic Church, W1562 County Road B Eden, with visitation from 9:00 am until time of Mass at the CHURCH. Rev. Mark Jones will officiate and burial will be in St. Matthews Cemetery in Campbellsport.