Wanda L. Ukena

East Alton | Tuesday, March 1 2016

Wanda L. Ukena, 90, passed away at 3:07 pm Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at Alton Nursing and Rehab. 

Born April 28, 1925 in Omaha, Illinois, she was the daughter of David Dean and Clara (Mitchell) Keasler.  

In 1951 she married Vernon H. Ukena in Alton.  He preceded her in death. 

She worked at Owens Illinois Glass in the corrugating department, she also worked for Wabash Area Development Senior Services (WADI), and for Central Electric in Alton.   

Surviving are six children and their spouses, Jennifer White of East Alton, Theresa (R.J.) Tolliver of Dorsey, Marshall (Diane) Ukena of Alton, Kevin (Terri) Ukena of Geff, IL, Priscilla (Daniel) Moss of Rio Rancho, NM, John (Denise) Ukena of Edwardsville; thirteen grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren, a sister and brother-in-law, Kathleen (Bill) Smith of Sparta and her nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law,, Charles “Pete”  and Margaret Keasler, a brother-in-law, Bill McCaleb and a son-in-law, James White.

Visitation will be from 11 am until funeral service at 1 pm Monday, March 7, 2016 at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto, with Marshall Ukena officiating.

Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.

Memorials may be made to Parkinson’s Foundation or the American Heart Association.

Online condolences and guestbook can be found at

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Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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