Thomas Aubrey Chesher Jr.

November 8, 1921November 1, 2013

Thomas Aubrey Chesher Jr passed away on Nov. 1, 2013. Tom was born on Nov. 8th, 1921 in Duncan, OK to Blanche and Thomas A Chesher. He proudly served his country in WWII as an Army Air Corp C-47 pilot of the 437th Troop Carrier Group towing gliders and transporting troops in the European Theatre. Tom participated in 7 major war efforts including the Normandy Invasion, Arnheim, Bastogne, Battle of the Bulge, Weisel, Germany, and Remagen Bridgehead. Tom received much recognition including the Air Medal with 3 Oak Clusters and an EAME Theater Ribbon with 7 Bronze Service Stars. After serving his country, Tom graduated from the University of Oklahoma with an Electrical Engineering degree and was employed by OG&E for 41 years. On February 21, 1976 he married Marge Uhen. Her six children became his own. All thirteen grandchildren and one great grandchild loved and respected him dearly and affectionately called him “Pops”. Tom was a devout Christian and member of Christ the King Catholic Church. He was instrumental in supporting the growth of the St. Joseph’ s Peruvian Mission. Tom’s most memorable times were spent surrounded by family and friends and cheering for his beloved Oklahoma Sooners. Tom is survived by his sister Sue (Don)Gray, OKC,OK; his wife Marge; children: Dan (Mary Ann) Uhen, Wheaton, IL; Fr. Joe Uhen, Piura, Peru; Fr. Tim Uhen, Brookfield, WI: Mary Uhen, Chicago, IL; Carolyn (Jeff) Hardy, Menlo Park, CA; and Laura (Ali) Shilati of Kansas City, MO. Tom was blessed by his thirteen grandchildren - Beth, Steve (Lauren), Jenn, Maggie, and Michael Uhen; Matthew, Mark, John Robert, and Thomas Hardy; Francesca, Natalie, Joseph, and Anthony Shilati; and his first great grandchild, Emma Grey Uhen. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Alice; brothers Grayford and David; sisters Nancy, Ina Mae, Pat, and Betty Jo. A Funeral Mass to celebrate Tom’s life will be held at 7:30 pm on Nov. 9th, 2013 at Christ the King Catholic Church 8005 Dorset Dr. OKC, OK. The burial will take place at St. Charles Cemetery in Burlington, WI. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Tom’s memory to the St. Joseph’s Peruvian Mission, or charity of your choice. Viewing Hahn-Cook: Nov. 8th, 8am-8pm


  • Visitation Friday, November 8, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 9, 2013

Thomas Aubrey Chesher Jr.

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Cassie Davenport

January 7, 2014

My Dear Marge, We were in FL for two months when Tom passed away. He was a wonderful man that we all loved and respected. I was so sorry we were not here for his funeral. From the day he met you and your children, his life turned to wonderful! What a joy you all were to him.

Stacie Trick

November 29, 2013

Thoughts and prayers are with you, Marge and the entire family! Tom was a dear friend of the Curran families, he will be missed but not forgotten. Peace, happy memories and much love coming your way. Stacie Curran Trick

Jack Goodson

November 9, 2013

Our prayers are with the family in the time of sorrow. May God bless you with many fond memories.

Ginet Ambulay

November 9, 2013

The parishioners of Santisimo Saccramento Parish in Piura, Peru are deeply saddened by the death of our friend Tom Chesher, father of our parish priest Fr. Joseph Uhen.
A great person, vital example for many others, that his memory remains and his career will be remembered. We express our deepest condolences to Marge Chesher well as the whole family.

November 7, 2013

Sorry to hear about Tom. He called me a few Mo. ago just to see how I was doing.. I worked under Tom and always thought that he was a good Boss and friend. M. W. Rockman Jr. ( ROCKY)

Annette Homsey Kouri

November 7, 2013

I have so many wonderful memories of Mr. Chesher. I grew up with Laura Uhen and spent many nights at the Chesher home. Mr. and Mrs. Cheser were the sweetest parnets and always treated my sister and I, like we were one of the family. I remember one night Mr. Cheser had gone to bed. As young kids, of course we always stayed up late. Mr. Cheser was snoring so loud we could hear him from Laura's room. So Laura, my twin sister and I decided to put a tape recorder underneath his bed to prove to him what a loud snorer he was.There is no one more sweeter than he. God has received another angel. My dad has been waiting on you Mr. C. All my love and prayers to the entire family. God Bless you all.