Alex Uffelman


On June 27, 2020 after seeing one more Montana sunrise Alex departed this life to be reunited with his loved ones. 

         Alex was born on December 17, 1928 to Alex Uffelman, Sr. and Beulah (Greenfield) Uffelman, his mother Beulah died in 1929. In 1931, his father married Marie Nedens and this union brought Alex 7 brothers and 8 sisters. 

         Alex married Ruth Schneider, on November 21, 1948 and had 4 children Shirley, Wayne, Debbie and Tami, raising them on the farm south of Hardin.  Ruth passed away on December 1, 2009. 

Alex owned and farmed various farms besides the home place including a grain farm in Utica, Montana, Camp 1 and the Whaley farm at Crow Agency.  After retiring, he spent his time as a volunteer at the Big Horn County Historical Museum working on the tractors and trucks, which he enjoyed. He retired from being a volunteer in 2019. 

Come harvest time, he could always be found helping his nephew, Gary driving truck or tractor and definitely enjoying Renae’s cooking. He was most happy on a tractor and watching the crops grow. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Ruth, daughter-in-law Diana, sister-in-law Lydia Uffelman, brother-in-laws Bob Seder, son-in-law Jim Crum, nephews Danny Uffelman and Jim Eshleman. 

He is survived by; his children Shirley Crum, Wayne, Tami (Lander) Novak and Debbie (Eric) Winburn; his siblings Henry, Bill (Helen), Esther (Bill) Jacques, Dorothy (Bill) Stenerson, Betty Seder, Clara (Bill) Eshleman, Leroy (Verna), Louise (Jim) Kelly, Kathryn (Sam) DeSantis, David (Sandy), Helen, (Jerry) Rupert, Vic (Denise), Ed (Jill), Bob (Kay) and Carol (Pat) Cavanaugh; his 5 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, special friend, Violet Lazz and 1 ornery cat named Monday. 

Viewing will be held at the Bullis Mortuary Tuesday June 30 from 1pm to 4pm.   Graveside services for family only due to Covid restrictions will be Wednesday July 1, 2020 at the Fairview Cemetery. 

Should friends desire memorial contributions, may be made to Big Horn County Historical Museum and HEP Club. 

  Bullis Mortuary has been entrusted with the arrangements. 

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