FROM LOCAL SOURCES
FERDINAND -- James Uebelhor, founder of Uebelhor TV in Ferdinand has died. He was 88.
Uebelhor passed away Thursday at Scenic Hills at the Monastery in Ferdinand. The Ferdinand native married LaVerne Welp on August 21, 1954 in Schnellville. She preceded him in death on February 10, 2019.
In addition to his founding of Uebelhor TV, James also helped co-found the Tri-County YMCA.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, private funeral services will be held at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand with burial to follow in St. Ferdinand Church Cemetery. Ferdinand American Legion Post 124 will conduct military graveside rights.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Jim and LaVerne Uebelhor Endowment Fund care of Dubois Community Foundation.