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Betty Yvonne (Metzig) Uvaas

04/27/1929 - 05/01/2022
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Betty Uvaas, age 93, passed from this earth into eternal life on May 1, 2022.

She was born April 27, 1929, at home. Betty described herself as an outdoorsy girl who preferred helping her dad with the farm work to working inside the house. After high school she went to nursing school in Milwaukee, while her sweetheart, John, served in the army. They were married in 1952 and soon bought the farm in the town of Winchester from her parents. There they raised their five children. Betty was a very busy lady in the 60’s: raising kids, helping milk cows, tending her gardens, when she took a job working as a nurse at St Joseph’s residence in New London for her “night out”. She loved old people, garden produce, afternoons at the pond and everything about her grandchildren. She spent her life caring for people: helping sick neighbors, serving funeral lunches, and sending cards that said, “I love you, and Jesus loves you even more.” She could “put the house in a bag” and whip up a meal beyond compare at a moment’s notice.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, John Uvaas; her daughter, Mary Jo; her parents, Erwin and Myrtle Metzig; sister, Donna Mae; and sister-in-law, Audrey Mueller.

Betty is survived by her children: John (Lori) Uvaas, Peter (Cindy) Uvaas, Fay (Dennis) Scheurer, Amy (Wade) Clarke. She cherished her ten grandchildren: Adam (Jen) Uvaas, Ben (Lindsey) Uvaas, Jake Uvaas, Zach (Kristin) Uvaas, Molly (Kraig) Shillcox, Leah, Leslie and Lindsey Scheurer; and Addie and Katie Clarke. She loved her six great-grandchildren: Anthony, Talan, Landen, Zoe, Everett, and Kit. Betty is further survived by brother-in-law, David Uvaas; sister-in-law, Shirley Skopick; as well as many cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends.

A visitation for family and friends will be on Thursday, May 5, 2022, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Mueller Funeral Home 904 E. Main St. Winneconne. Visitation will continue on Friday, May 6 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church of Winchester 8396 Steeple Hill Dr. Larsen. A funeral service will be held on Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the church with Pastor Brian Staude officiating. Her service can be can be livestreamed or viewed at a later time on the Grace Lutheran Facebook page: facebook.com/graceofwinchester. The interment will follow in the Grace Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorials can be sent to the Grace Lutheran Church General Fund.

If you wish please submit online condolences to muellerfh.net. 

Keith Nerenhausen wrote on May 12, 2022
John, I was sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I didn't know her but her story showed she was a wonderful person. Wishing you and Lori peace in the coming days and fond memories of your days together with her.

Cathy Palesse wrote on May 5, 2022
Pete and Cindy, I am sorry to learn of your mom's passing. What a lovely smile she had! I know you will remember her always and cherish the memories. I pray for you all as you deal with the loss. My sincere condolences, my friends. Cathy

Wendy Stelzer wrote on May 4, 2022
Betty Uvaas will be deeply missed at Bella Vista Retirement Community. She faithfully attended my exercise classes, always with a smile and laughter. She was such a good sport! Always willing to get a good laugh in at the expense of herself. I even named one exercise the "Betty Challenge". Let's just say it took a lot of coordination and sometimes Betty wouldn't get it quite right. She would never get frustrated and was always the first to laugh at her mistake. She was a joy! She was an amazing friend to all the residents, especially the new ones. She made sure to sit with them at meals, take them to activities and introduce them to other residents. She was a great conversationalist! I loved to spend time talking with Betty and hearing her stories. Sweet, kind, honest, caring, fun...so many words I could use to describe her. Probably the most descriptive to me was friend. Betty was a true friend and I will miss her so much.

Suzanne Bahar wrote on May 3, 2022
So sorry for Betty’s passing. She has left a long and faith-filled legacy. Many blessings to all of Betty’s family.

Scott Tritt wrote on May 3, 2022
My sincere sympathy to the Uvaas family. I knew you mom and dad from the Grace Lutheran Church years ago. They were fine people, the best you'd ever want to meet. I remember some of you from school days, so sorry for your loss. Scott Tritt

Jan Olson wrote on May 2, 2022
Betty was a grand lady! I babysat for 4 of their children when I was in 7th and 8th grade. I’d get to their house off the school bus and she had gone to work as a nurse on a 3-11 shift. She always had clear instructions for me, which kids needed baths, books to read to them and supper in the oven. John was there but he went out to milk as soon as we had eaten. She definitely influenced my career choice as I became an RN because of Betty’s influence. A grand lady indeed!

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