A Greater Loss Than Any Baseball Game

My heart and prayers go out to the Uecker fam­ily this week­end.  Hav­ing seen my par­ents go through the loss of my sis­ter 20 years ago, I can relate in some small way to what “Mr. Base­ball,” his wife, and the rest of the fam­ily are going through.

Steve Uecker, son of Brew­ers broad­caster Bob Uecker, passed away today at Froedtert Hos­pi­tal in Mil­wau­kee, from com­pli­ca­tions related to an ill­ness known as San Joaquin Val­ley Fever. He was 52.

This is a very dif­fi­cult time for all of my fam­ily as we mourn the loss of my son Steve,” Bob Uecker said. “We appre­ci­ate the sup­port of every­one con­nected to the Brew­ers: the play­ers and coaches, the front office, and the fans. I also want to thank all of the doc­tors and staff at Froedtert Hos­pi­tal for their efforts and care through­out this process.”

In addi­tion to his father, Steve is sur­vived by his mother Joyce, brother Bob Jr., sis­ters Sue and Leann, and sev­eral nieces.

Bob is a great friend, and on behalf of every­one at the Brew­ers, Deb­bie and I want to extend our deep­est sym­pa­thies to him and his fam­ily on the pass­ing of his son Steve,” said Brew­ers Chair­man and Prin­ci­pal Owner Mark Attana­sio. “His loss is our loss, and we share his sad­ness today.”

A pri­vate memo­r­ial ser­vice will be held.

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