Kenneth E. Uhernik

kenneth uhernik

December 15, 1955 ~ August 25, 2023

Born in: Pueblo, Colorado
Resided in: Elizabeth, Colorado

Celebration of Life:

Kenneth E. Uhernik, age 67, of Elizabeth, Colorado, passed away on Friday, August 25, 2023. He was born on December 15, 1955, in Pueblo, Colorado, to Cyril J. Uhernik, Jr. and Pauline M. Uhernik.

Survived by his wife, Julie Uhernik; son, Erik (Brittany) Uhernik; daughter, Amanda (Justin) Nelson; brother, Scott Uhernik; stepdaughters, Alexandra (Jeff) Buck and Kelsey (Abtin Forghani) Shroyer; stepson, Luke (Kaylyn) Shroyer; grandchildren, Hayley Nelson and Makenzie Uhernik; and his step-grandson, Dexter Buck. Also survived by his former wife and mother of his children, Kathy Uhernik.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm, Tuesday, September 19, 2023, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Online condolences,


Memorial Service: September 19, 2023 3:00 pm

Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel
1317 N. Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003


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  1. I knew Kenny since early grade school. We were going to join the Navy together, when I returned from bootcamp he was one of the first people I went to visit. It was in the Arapaho store and he gave me a big hug. Sadly we did not keep in touch, but I never forgot him. I hope he saves a seat for me in Heaven as it will be great to see him again. RIP my friend.

  2. I am so very shocked to hear of Kenny’s passing. He was a really good guy. We worked together at Arapahoe Stores and then I was able to hire him in Sterling, Colorado. He was a smart, customer focused hard working guy. Strong as an ox too.
    It was fun to work with him. Unfortunately, I regret that he chose not to stay long term with us. He was a star.
    My sincere sympathies to the family.

  3. Ken was definitely one the the “good” guys in my life. I had the pleasure of knowing him from the 5th grade on. He was a terrific athlete which he didn’t get to show off much after hurting his knee in 9th grade. We played softball together for many years and during our first quarter in college we car pooled in his old jeep!

    Any person who had a chance to know him were the lucky ones. He will be missed but remembered often!

  4. Dearest Scott,
    I am so very sorry for your loss.
    Kenny was like a big brother to me.
    I remember going to the drive in with Kenny and Gail. I loved to answer the phone and pretend I was Gail. I could get about 5 sentences of conversation with him before he figured out that it was me.
    Ken will be missed

  5. Ken was my childhood best friend. Until my parents divorced and I had to move away when we were nine, Ken and I were inseparable best friends. Most of my good young memories are tied to Ken. In the summers we slept in each others back yard all the time. I can remember shooting little soldiers out of the cornstocks in his family garden. We went to church at Holy Family in his Studabaker car. You will be missed my friend! this hurts. God bless.
    John Gallina

    • Hey John, and you were my tennis coach. I remember like it was yesterday! Hope to see you on the 19th. Thank you for being such a good friend of his! Do you remember our dog Cricket that he brought home and his days at Arapahoe and nights on Sherwood Lane with the Wilson’s? I couldn’t have grown up with a better brother than Ken! God, I miss him so much already! Fondly, Scott Uhernik

    • I do remember that car, and his big blue truck! Nice to hear from you, John! Right now, I’m just flooded with emotion!

      • And I remember you guys chasing down the milkman to get chocolate milk in glass bottles from Hillside Dairy in the wee hours of the morning! Those were awesome childhood memories I have of you and him, John! Thank you!

      • I remember learning how to drive my dads silver blazer, and I backed up into his blue truck. To this day, I don’t think he knew about it!

        • I also remember growing up and watching him eat Oreo cookies and milk every night before he went to bed! We also enjoyed many spaghetti dinner meals with our parents and relatives and his then girlfriend, Gail Wilson while I watched the Lawrence Welk show! They dated all through high schooI and some college. I loved her like a sister! I didn’t like to do typical “boy” things, but he didn’t care! He always accepted me for who I was! Loved and supported my piano playing!He was a very good, kind, funny and smart guy who loved his family and liked to go hunting and fishing with our favorite Uncle George Pachak! Uncle George and Aunt Helen would always give us a glass piggy bank that was jammed packed with quarters for Christmas that he saved all year long. We would give it back and they would do it again the next year. Ken would always have to start it off getting them out with a butter knife because they were packed so tight in the bank. We both had a great childhood that I wouldn’t trade for the world! Mom and Dad both worked to always provide for us! We had a great childhood! And then their were Fridays. His job was vacuuming the couch and chairs and mine was to vacuum the carpets. We both helped with breakfast dishes when we got home from school. I would wash and he would dry. Mom and Dad would clean the rest of the house on Saturdays. We always had good food on the table and very seldom would miss a meal! I miss my parents and now him very much! I often wonder now why I am the only one left … I’m struggling with that …

  6. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. May his soul and the souls of all our faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. I love you dear brother, +Ken. Rest in peace with Mom and Dad and all the rest of our beloved family. I will miss you.
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