Uhlenkott brothers show longevity
By Judy Klapprich Uhlenkott
Vince Uhlenkott, who turned 95 on June 28, enjoyed the 98th birthday party for his brother, Al Uhlenkott on Oct. 17 in Al's Cottonwood home.Vince and Al Uhlenkott at Al's 98th birthday party.
Al is still living at his home and does very well with the help of his "Angels" with In-Home Care. He enjoys attending daily Catholic Mass and communion. He enjoys visits from family and friends and looks forward to car rides. He still keeps up his daily journal and has sent out 80 personal Christmas cards this year. He was married for 65 years to Pauline Sprute who
died June 8, 2003. They have three children, AnnaMarie Brannan of Auburn, Wash., Susan Burke of Spokane and Jean Walters of Spokane and four grandchildren. They lost a daughter on Oct. 31, 1997, Sr. Judith Uhlenkott, OSB of St. Gertrude's Convent.
Vince still lives in his Clarkston, Wash., home and drives to men's fellowship at his Holy Family Parish daily. He also enjoys driving his car to his senior meal sites in Clarkston and Asotin, where he is in charge of the dishwashing duties every week. He enjoys visiting his many friends, shopping and his several computer hobbies. He sends e-mails out daily to
family and friends. He lost his wife of 73 years, Claudine Pfiffner, on Dec. 3, 2006. They have four children, Sister Emogene Warren, OSB, of The Monastery of St. Gertrude, Cottonwood; Glenn Uhlenkott of Moses Lake, Wash.; Lloyd Uhlenkott of Cottonwood, Mary Weeks of Spokane and Loren Uhlenkott of Anchorage, Alaska. They also have 13 grandchildren, four step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Vince's parents were Henry and Louisa Uhlenkott and he was only 7 when his mother died. His father raised the four older siblings but asked Al's parents, Joe and Amelia Uhlenkott, to raise the two younger ones, Vince and Clem. Clem died at the age of 92. Their younger sister, Louise, was raised by Mr. and Mrs. Barney Stubbers of Greencreek. So, even though the two were not blood brothers, they were raised as brothers. 

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