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Larry L. Uhick, 62, of Wolcottville, Ind., a former Berne resident, passed away on February 4, 2012, at his home.
He was born to Elmer and the late Norma Jean (Swygart) Uhrick on June 14, 1949, in Adams County.
He is survived by his wife, Jane (Neuenschwander), whom he married on August 15, 1970.
He is the former Chief of Police of the Berne Police Department. Larry spent 23 and a half years in the military. From 1966-March 1970 he served in the U.S. Marine Corp receiving the Good Conduct Marine Corp Medal. He served in Vietnam from July 1967-March 1969. He also served five years in the U.S. Army. He then served with the U.S. Air Force, serving in Desert Storm from January 1991-June 1991, and retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1995 as SMSgt. (E8) Security Superintendent with the Security Police. Then Larry served in Bosnia as a civilian with the security police in 2004.
Larry was an Eagle Scout and a member of the Leatherneck Marine Corp Club in Columbia City, the American Legion, Police Chief Association, Fraternal Order of Police, Sheriff Association and the VFW.
He was a member of the Grace Bible Church, Berne.
Larry enjoyed refinishing small pieces of furniture, fishng and traveling. He will be greatly missed.
Among survivors are his father, wife, and a twin brother, Kerry (Marilyn) Uhrick of Sevierville, Tenn.; sisters, Judy (Jerry) Wyatt, of Warsaw; and Joyce (Greg) Smith, of Decatur; step brothers, Bill (Claudia) Bergdoll, of Angola; and Jim (Sheila) Bergdoll, of Michigan; and step sisters; Terri (Roger) Black; Cindy (Mike) Wolfe; and Ann (Jim) Harshman, all of Bluffton.
He was preceded in death by his mother, and step-mother Madonna (Bergdoll) Uhrick.
Visitation will be Tuesday, February 7, from 2-8 p.m. at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.
Funeral services are Wednesday, February 8, at 10:30 a.m., at the Grace Bible Church, Berne, with visitation one hour prior to servces. Officiating is Pastor Ryon Adcock.
Preferred memorials are to the Wounded Warrior Fund.