Bob Uecker mourning the loss of 52-year-old son
MILWAUKEE - Steve Uecker, son of Brewers broadcaster Bob Uecker, passed away Friday at Froedtert Hospital from complications related to an illness known as San Joaquin Valley Fever, according to a press release issued by the Brewers media relations staff. He was 52-years-old.
"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."
The Brewers note that a private memorial service will be held.
San Joaquin Valley fever is caused by a fungus that can enter the body through the lungs.