Vernon William Urban, JR.

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Monday, April 4, 1938
Date of Death:
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Age:
81 years old

Visitation

Date: Monday September 16, 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: Redeemer Lutheran Church [ view map ]

Memorial Service

Date: Monday September 16, 2019
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 am

Location: Redeemer Lutheran Church [ view map ]

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Monday, April 4, 1938
Date of Death:
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Age:
81 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Monday, April 4, 1938
Date of Death:
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Age:
81 years old

Vernon William Urban, JR.

Vernon William Urban, Jr., age 81, of Rochester died Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, MN.

Vernon was born April 4, 1938 in Winona, MN, the son of Vernon and Bernice (Waechter) Urban. He graduated from St. Charles High School in 1956. He honorably served his country in United States Army in Korea as part of the 504th Military Police Battalion for two years from 1961-1963. During this time he was awarded several Marksmanship badges, including the Expert Badge with Rifle Bar, Sharpshooter Badge with Carbine Bar, and Pistol Bars. Vernon was united in marriage to Marlene Burke April 6, 1963, and to this union 2 daughters were born. Vern and Marlene enjoyed 56 years of marriage. He began working for Crenlo in 1956, and retired after 51 years in 2003. Vern loved to ride motorcycles with his wife, Marlene. The couple also enjoyed hunting and spending time together outdoors. Vern was a furniture maker, and liked to work with his hands. Vern was very hands on around the house, and never once had to call a repair man. He was always willing to help out his neighbors, friends, and family.

Vernon is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by wife Marlene; daughters: Kim (James Kame) Urban of Chandler, AZ, and Kelly Stevens of Rochester, MN; brothers: Kenneth (Pat) Urban of Owatonna, MN, LaVayne (Pat) Urban of St. Charles, MN, and Gordon (Carrie) Urban of St. Charles, MN.

A memorial service will be held Monday, September 16, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Rochester, MN, with Rev. Adam Koglin officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Interment will be at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Rochester.

 

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