Funeral service set for singer Abby Uecker

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DESHLER, Neb. - UPDATE: July 26, 2017
Funeral arrangements have been set for country music singer Abby Uecker. The 25-year-old died on Sunday, July 23, of injuries sustained while riding inside a UTV.

Nebraska country singer Abby Nicole performs in March 2017 at the Norfolk Knights of Columbus to celebrate the digital release of her second single, Back When We Were Burning.

According to her obituary, a service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 28 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Norfolk. The burial will be held at the HIllcrest Memorial Park Cemetery following.

Condolences may be expressed to the family here.

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ORIGINAL STORY

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol, Troop H, are investigating a death that occurred at the Thayer County Fairgrounds in Deshler on Sunday, July 23.

The Thayer County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at 4:20 a.m. that a 25 year-old female was injured near the racetrack while riding inside a UTV. Deshler Rescue and sheriff’s deputies responded. The victim was transported to Thayer County Health Services in Hebron where Abby Uecker, of Norfolk, succumbed to her injuries at 5:30 a.m.

Troopers will continue to investigation the incident and forward reports to the Thayer County Attorney.

Uecker is listed as the lead singer for Abby Nicole and County Road. According to the country and classic rock band's Facebook page, they performed both Friday and Saturday night at the Thayer County Fair.

The 2017 Thayer County Fair started Wednesday, July 19 and ended Saturday evening.

In March, the singer who went by Abby Nicole on stage told our media partner News Channel Nebraska she was planning a move to Nashville in August to concentrate on music full time.

“Just to immerse myself in that love of music and be around and write every day is kind of where I want to be,” she told News Channel Nebraska in March. “That’s what everyone says, you just have got to dive on in, and that’s what I’m going to do.”

Abby Nicole released her second single, Back When We Were Burning in March.

“It’s a little different than my first song. It has a different feel, it’s more rock,” Nicole told News Channel Nebraska. “My first song was kind of poppy, in the summer, kind of fun. This one’s a little more grit, there’s a little more underneath it”

Uecker graduated in December 2015 from the University of Nebraska Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.