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December 9, 2017

(ret) Major Earl Dean Uhler, Jr., 1923-2017 Warrensburg, Missouri

Services to be held on 
December 21, 2017 at The First Christian Church, Gay at Holden Street.  
10:00am visitation
11:ooam services by Pastor Jerry Basye, with internment and military honor guard at Sunset Hill Cemetery.  Light food after the services in the basement of the church. In lieu of flowers suggested donation to First Christian Church, Missouri Veteran's Home of Warrensburg, or the America Legion Post 131 of Warrensburg.

Dad passed away at 0325 hours 09 December 2017 ---and always lived on the sunnyside of life. It was our privilege and honor to know this man. His big heart just wore out, it did not rust out....love you pops. Thanks to my sister and brother in law's information from the hosptal I was able to get here for his last 3,5 hours of life coming in from Romania. Pops held on, one last time, for my arrival. Jill was a dear to rub his forehead and we help his hand. In his last hours he said he lived a great life (as he said his whole life), a lucky life with a great family, wife Janie, daughter Jill and Marv, Margareta, grandkids Chris, Michael, Emily and his friends. He loved Warrensburg and he loved to fly. Thanks to the great staff and muscians at the Veteran's home in Warrensburg, Dr. Hason, and the wonderful night nurses/staff at Western Missouri Medical Center. dad loved singing "if you keep on the sunny side of life." at the Veteran's Home every Friday Happy Hour.
Lt. Earl D. Uhler, Jr. 1944, USAAC - CBI 1945

Earl D. Uhler, Jr

+5,000 flight hours 10 fixed wing and 6 helicopter certifications, and 1 glider. Flew China Burma India in World War II, from Baltimore, Maryland. Son of Lt. Colonel, Earl D. Uhler, Sr. Father was the Provost during WWII on the Eastern Seaboard and responsible for the prisoner of war camps. Earl is the father of Bruce, Jill and grandfather of fomer USMC Sgt. Chris Uhler of Kalmar, Sweden, Michael Uhler of Lund, Sweden, Emily Uhler, Stockholm Sweden.

“A part of America’s Greatest Generation”, he never met a stranger and he would rather be flying than doing anything else! 

Earl D. Uhler, Sr
Son of Col. Earl Dean Uhler, Sr and Blanche Duvall Uhler.  Earl Sr. was to leave the military in late 1941 and then with the attack on Pearl Harbor he was promoted to Lt. Col and became the Provost Marshall for all POW Camps on the East Coast of the United States.  He then retired from the military in 1945. Earl and Blanche are buried together in Arlington National Cemetery. Earl Dean Uhler, born in Elkton, Maryland in 1892 to Samuel and Molly Uhler. He had three brothers, Harry O. Uhler, Norris Uhler and Leonard Uhler, and a sister, Catherine Uhler Abbott, still living at the time of his death who all settled in Baltimore as did he. As a boy he lived in Owings Mills, Maryland and graduated from Franklin High School in Reisterstown, then called Franklin Institute. He studied Mechanical Drawing at Maryland Institute where he graduated in 1915. He enlisted in the 110th Field Artillery, 29th Devision in 1917 and saw action in France in World War I.

Earl's mother, Blanche Duvall Uhler was a homemaker, avid gardener and member of the Halethorpe Garden club. She was a life long volunteer giving many years of service tot the Spring Grove State Hopsital in Baltimore county and at Walter Reed Army Hospital. She spent many winters in st. Petersburg florida and lived for many years as an active volunteer at the Army Distaff Hall in Washington, DC.

Earl, Jr was born October 20, 1923 in Baltimore, Maryland and had one brother Nedwin “Ned” residing in the Baltimore area and one sister Nancy Uhler. He married Janie Russell Uhler Sept. 4, 1949 in the First Christian Church of Warrensburg and Janie passed away March 10, 2010 from LMS cancer that she bravely faced for 10 years.

Lt. Earl D. Uhler, Jr 
Earl attended high school in Baltimore and the Boy’s Latin School. He then entered as a freshman at the University of Maryland in 1941 but the war interrupted his studies. Earl graduated from the University of Maryland after the war where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He played varsity lacrosse and played freshman football for the university.
In 1942 he enlisted in the Reserve Corp which was a way for enlistees to guide their way to branch of service in rather than being drafted and not having a choice. Earl chose the Army Air Corps and four months later went to Camp Lee for processing. He went to Xavier University for pre-training, and pre flight training. He took his flight training in late 1943 in San Antonio, Texas and then to Sikeston, Missouri for primary training in the PT-19 where he received his white pilot scarf, goggles, leather pants and fur-lined leather jacket and cap. And where he snuck out of training a lot. He went to Independence, Kansas to receive instrument flying training in the BT-17. The PT-17 was a very important element in our wining World War II. In many cases our enemy had good airplanes and competent pilots, mostly through experience gained during the early days of the conflict, including the Spanish Civil War. When American pilots entered the different theatres they had something that no other pilot had, excellent instruction in some of the best training aircraft ever designed. Before the new Ensigns and Lieutenants were shipped out to fighting squadrons they had training, averaging about 200 hours, in two of the acknowledged best training aircraft ever designed, the PT-17 primary trainer and the North American AT-6 Texan, known as the Pilot Maker. 

Flew C-46 & C-47's in the China Burma India Campaign in the 14th and then 10th Air Force flying mostly Chinese troops, munitions and gasoline from Shanghai to Beijing and then to Manchuria.
Was in the 12th Combat Cargo Squadron 1st and then in the 333rd Troop Carrier.
At the age of 46 Earl was sent to Fort Rucker Alabama the US Army Military Aviation School to learn to fly helicopters for the Missouri National Guard 

Last Flight as Helicopter Pilot age 60 Huey UH-1
Earl was very active in community affairs
High School and College Football Referee in Central Missouri
Rotary Club President, Paul Harris Fellow
Chamber of Commerce President – Twice
AFA Air Force Association President – Twice
Life Long Elks Member
American Legion – Commander
UCM Mule Train
Community Development Council
Jaycees – President, State VP, District
QB Club – Quiet Birdman
VFW – Commander
Sunset Hill Cemetery Board
Warrensburg Flying Club
Warrensburg Canoe Club
Honor Flight to Washington DC 2011
Earl’s Girls and the Widow Women for Dinner on Wednesday Nights!
He volunteered for many, many Honor Guards

Earl’s children are Bruce and Jill.  Jill and her husband Marvin Buford live in Ft. Myers, Florida. Bruce lives in Nybro, Sweden with wife Margareta.

Lt. Col Earl D. Uhler, Sr
Major Uhler's Mother was Blanche Duvall Uhler, a direct descendant of Maureen DuVall (the emigrant)
Major Earl Dean Uhler, Jr is the son of Blanche Irene Duvall Uhler (wife of Lt. Col. Earl Dean Uhler, Sr).
Blanche Duvall Uhler’s father was Ullysses Grant Duvall, who is also buried at Arlington National Cemetery where Lt. Col. and Blanche are buried together.
Blanche Duvall is a direct descendant of the Mareen (male) DuVall, known as the “The Emigrant”.

Genealogy Mareen DuVall
Known as "The Emigrant", his notable descendants include U.S. Presidents Harry S. Truman and Barack Obama, American Vice-President Dick Cheney, Wallis Simpson (for whom Edward VIII gave up the throne), and actor Robert Duvall.

Other descendants include U.S. Associate Supreme Court Justice Gabriel Duvall, billionaire Warren Buffett, Confederate General Bradley Tyler Johnson, and Confederate spy Betty Duvall.


LTC Earl D Uhler gravesite

Earl's Mother Was Blanche Duvall...

Uhler Geneaology Book pdf

For Panortha
> > Does anyone know anything about Catherina Uhler of
> > Forks Township, born about 1788, daughter of Jacob
> > and
> > Margaretha (Messer) Uhler, married Peter Siegel or
> > Siegle, probably had two children, and declared a
> > "Lunatic" at her death about about 1834 or 36? She
> > was
> > buried beside her uncle Johann Uhler in Salen Church
> > cemetery.
Thank you. Linda O'Brien 
> > 
                      Johann Dietrich Uhler
November 30, 1711
Ettlingen, Baden, Germany
Died January 5, 1765 in Manchester, York, Pennsylvania, United States

Immediate Family

Anna Uhler mother

Johann Uhler's Timeline

November 30, 1711
Ettlingen, Baden, Germany
July 10, 1739
Age 27
New Holland, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
September 21, 1751
Age 39
York, Pennsylvania, United States
January 5, 1765
Age 53
Manchester, York, Pennsylvania, United States

Johann Dieterich Uhler (d. Dec 25, 1764)

Johann Dieterich Uhler (son of Erasmas Uhler and Sabina Friedlin) was born in Germany, and died Dec 25, 1764 in York County, PA.. He married (1) Elizabeth Geiss on Jul 10, 1739 in New Holland, Lancaster, Pa. He married (2) Anna Margaret KALTREIDER on Jun 27, 1758 in York County, PA..

Includes NotesNotes for Johann Dieterich Uhler:
York County, Pennsylvania, 1733-1800: Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church Name Description Date of Event Event Other Names Associated with this Event

Andrew Uhler Born 21 September 1762 Birth View Records
Andrew Uhler Baptized 14 November 1762 Baptism View Records
Dieterich Uhler Father Baptism View Records
Margaret Uhler Mother Baptism View Records

Passed on Estate in Germany to Son?? Listed in Sons Will

Deitrich's Will:
York County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1749-1819
Name: Andrew Uhler
Description: Son
Date: 25 Dec 1764
Prove Date: 15 Jan 1765
Remarks: Uhler, Dietrich. Dec. 25, 1764. Executors: M. Eichelberger and George Myer. Manchester Township. Wife: Margaret Uhler. Children: Adam, Erasmus, Valentine, Andrew, Rosanna, Barbara, Eve, Elizabeth, Savenah and Catherine.

Tree Source: Entries: 15596 Sun Aug 26 00:48:00 2001 Contact: Karl Hoffman
Naturalized 10 April 1760. Arrived in America in 1737 on the ship Charming Nancy. Married by Rev. John Casper Stover. Also on the ship was Vallentin Uhler (a brother?) and Hermanus and Anna Margaretha Orendorff
Marriage at New Holland recorded as Johan Dietrich Ulrich.
Source: Eighteenth Century Emigrants from German speaking lands to North
America by Annette Burgert. Breinigsville, PA : The PA German Society, 1983 Early baptism records show the name spelled as ULRICH

More About Johann Dieterich Uhler:
Record Change: May 09, 2004

More About Johann Dieterich Uhler and Elizabeth Geiss:
Marriage: Jul 10, 1739, New Holland, Lancaster, Pa.

More About Johann Dieterich Uhler and Anna Margaret KALTREIDER:
Marriage: Jun 27, 1758, York County, PA..

Children of Johann Dieterich Uhler and Elizabeth Geiss are:
  1. Adam Uhler, b. Feb 14, 1742/43, d. date unknown.
  2. Barbara Uhler, b. Sep 06, 1744, d. date unknown.
  3. Andrew Uhler, b. Apr 09, 1747, d. Feb 09, 1760, Forks, Northampton Co..
  4. Eve Uhler, b. Jul 06, 1749, d. date unknown.
  5. Erasmas Uhler, b. Sep 21, 1751, d. date unknown.
  6. Rosanna Uhler, b. Dec 28, 1764, York County, PA., d. date unknown.

Children of Johann Dieterich Uhler and Anna Margaret KALTREIDER are:
  1. Elizabeth Uhler, b. Jun 06, 1759, d. date unknown.
  2. Maria Sabina Uhler, b. Jan 21, 1761, Philidelphia, Pennslyvania, d. date unknown.
  3. +Andrew Uhler, b. Sep 21, 1762, Christ Evangelical Lutheran Chuch, North Hampton PA, d. date unknown.
  4. Catherine Uhler, b. Sep 18, 1764, Philidelphia, Pennslyvania, d. date unknown.
Uhler Family History - Lineage - Genealogy

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Earl Dean Uhler (Sr)

LTC Earl Dean Uhler, Sr

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Earl, sister Nancy, brother Ned

Earl went through his flying schools in the Army Air Corps with
Robert J. Thomas (1922 - 2014)
Robert J. Thomas
West Melbourne, FL

Robert Jenkins Thomas, a resident of Central Florida since 1963, passed away peacefully at home on December 14, 2014 with his wife and son by his side.  He was born on February 20, 1922 in Baltimore, MD to Otto Rheinhardt Thomas and Iva Jenkins Thomas.

He was a graduate of the Army Air Corps Flight Cadet Class 11H and flew C46 and C47 aircraft in China/India/Burma, Japan, and later with the USAF in Korea.  Bob then served in Air Force Command Posts until retirement from the service as a Second Lieutenant.

He was then employed as a Safety Director and Public Relations Representative for the Utilities Department of the City of Cocoa from which he also retired. Bob was a pilot for much of his life, and flying was his passion.  He owned a small private airport in Ryderwood, MD with his late brother, Heinrich Hans Jenkins Thomas.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 58 years, , his son, Mark S. Thomas, daughter-in-law, Pamela A. Thomas, grandson, Nicholas D. Thomas, all of Gainesville, FL. In addition to his brother Bob, was predeceased by his sister. Iva T. 'Dimpie' Derrick, brother-in-law, H. Frederick Derrick, Laurel, MD, as well as his nephew, Thomas B. Derrick (Patty), Rehoboth Beach, DE.  Additional survivors include his nephew and namesake, Robert R. Derrick (Mary), Laurel, MD, sister-in-law, Marilyn Grossman (Bernard), NY, nephew, Douglas S. Thomas, Orlando, and niece, Karen Gowen, MA.

Services with Military Honors were held on Monday, December 22 at 1pm at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project at woundedwarriorproject.org, 4899 Belfort Rd, Ste 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256 or to the donor's favorite charity.
Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Dec. 19, 2014

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