David M. Uhler II

David M. Uhler II, 66, of Belleville, IL, born Monday, May 21, 1945, in Torrence, CA, died Friday, February 10, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville, IL

David was an Attorney and Adjunct Professer. He was on the Board of Directors for Dred Scott Heritage Foundation and a volunteer Fireman for the National Park Service.

He was preceded in death by his:

  • Parents:  David M. and Frances nee Broadbent, Uhler

Surviving are his:

  • Wife: Teri nee Peplow, Uhler of Belleville, IL
  • Son: Ken (Erika) Uhler of Moody Air Force Base, GA
  • Daughter: Chani Uhler of O Fallon, IL
  • Brother:  Dr. Stephen (Rhonda) Uhler of Pullup, WA
  • 2 Sisters
    • Marion (Robert) DesRoches of Medical Lake, WA
    • Judy (Rod) Mahaffey of Lowden, WA
  • Grandson: Kenneth Uhler Jr.
  • Mother-in-Law: Marie Peplow of Clarksville, TN

Memorials: In Lieu of Flowers,Memorials may be made to the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation P.O. Box 2009 Florissant, MO 63032

Services:  Friends may gather from 4:00 pm to 7:00pm, Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at Kurrus Funeral Home. By his request his body was donated to science.

Condolences left for David M. Uhler II:

    Dave, we will miss you. Thanks for your friendship. May you rest in peace friend.

    Kevin and Glenda Abney Columbia IL 62236

    I really enjoyed working with Dave at the Arch. May you rest in peace and my condolences to you Teri and your family.

    Laura Brannon St. Louis MO 63026

    Grace and peace in this difficult time. Dave was a knowledgable, caring, and conscientious coworker. I'm thankful to have met him.

    Jay Brown St. Louis Missouri 63110

    As a fellow board member of the Dred Scott Heritge Foundation, I will remember Dave's joyful devotion to this monumental project. We miss you already.

    Monica McFee St. Louis MO 63104-2127

    David was a champion for Dred and Harriet Scott and took every opportunity to help promote their legacy. His kindness and sweet spirit will live in our hearts forever! He was our DEAR FRIEND. I will sorely miss him.

    Lynne St. Peters MO 63376

    Dave was truly one of the best of us, and he worked quietly and diligently to increase awareness and appreciation of the struggles of our ancestors and to inspire us for future generations. He was the ultimate professional and caring person. He was the catalyst for connecting so many of us in meaningful historic and commemorative activities. Keep an eye on us, Dave.

    Mike Everman St. Louis Missouri 63110

    I only knew Dave through the combined efforts of the Dred Scott Foundation and the St. Louis Public Library. He was such a nice man. I hope he has found peace and rest. My deepest condolences to those he left behind.

    Julie Earhart-Cracchiolo St. Louis MO 63103

    My sincere condolences to his family. I had the pleasure of working with Dave at The Arch. He was an understanding and caring person. I admired his passion for justice and teaching, and I learned a lot from him. Thank you for inspiring others, Dave. You will be missed.

    Amy Skrabacz Pevely MO 63070

    Mr. Uhler was a great professor! I had the pleasure of learning from him for two of my classes! He will be missed greatly!

    Amber Harpole Belleville Illinois

    We are all part of a process. "Together we can" and together we will. Each one is here to play their own distinct part...Dave rest in peace!

    Jack and Odester Saunders

    Jack and Odester Sauners St. Louis MO 63112

    Dave was a good and honorable man. He always helped the little guy, the person that didn’t have any money and the person that others would have turned away. God knows his kind and gentle heart and His angels have welcomed Dave home. They lost the mold after they made Dave Uhler. Dave possessed a caring heart and I will miss my dear friend for the rest of my life. Teri, Rick & Chani, you will always be in my prayers. I love you all.


    James "JW" Woods Fairview Heights Illinois 62208

    Dave will truly be missed. It was my honor to have called him a colleague during the summers spent at the arch. He indeed led by example and I truly learned a lot though his leadership. Dave, may Your spirit rest in peace.

    L'Tanya Jordan saint louis mo 63034

    I'm so sorry for your loss. He was amazing no matter what he was doing and so kind and caring. Dave was a great man and we will be forever missing him.

    Chanin M. Paxton JB Charleston South Carolina 29404