June 7, 1926 – April 12, 2017
Marshall Herbert Uhl was born June 7th, 1926 at Norwegian-American Hospital in Chicago, IL. He died April 12th, 2017 at Bridgeway in Bensenville. He was the only child of Christ Joseph “Joe” Uhl and Elfreida Klein Uhl. He graduated from Kelvyn Park High School in May 1943 in order to enlist in the Army. While in the Army, he attended the University of Michigan and University of Illinois, as well as Wright Junior College; he completed his education at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago in 1953 with his degree in Electrical Engineering. He was honorably discharged after serving in post occupation Army-Air Force after World War II.
He met Esther Anne Barber at the Lutheran Student Center at University of Illinois. They attended Confirmation classes and he was baptized in and confirmed in 1951 at Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chicago. They married at Trinity Lutheran in Pontiac on July 3, 1954. During the next 40 years, he worked as an Electrical Engineer for Hallicrafters. Motorola, Western Electric, and Sola among others. During Esther and Marshall’s 46 years of marriage, their love produced two children: Paul Hiram and Carol Margaret Elfreida.
He was a Ham radio operator for over 60 years and a member of the Masonic Lodge since 1947. He was a third degree Mason and was Worshipful Master of Lodge 1159 in 1976 and 1999. He was a long-term member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, serving on the Board of Trustees for several terms.
Marshall Herbert Uhl was preceded in death by his wife Esther (December 22, 2000). He is mourned by his family, Paul and Linda Uhl, Carol and David Alba, his grandsons, Stephen and Michael Uhl, Ryan Alba, and Laura Verner, a member of the extended family, as well as the many who knew him.
Lying in State Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Service 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 865 S. Church Road, Bensenville IL. Interment Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Bensenville IL. Visitation Monday, April 17, 2017, from 3-8 p.m. at Geils Funeral Home, 260 W. Irving Park Road, Wood Dale IL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Zion Lutheran School or Christus Victor Lutheran Church Mission Appeal. For funeral information, please call 630-766-3232.