Sunday, August 16, 2009

Charles Raymond Urban

Charles Raymond Urban, 63, passed away at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee on Sunday, August 16, 2009.

A lifetime resident, Charles was born on February 12, 1946, to the late Howard and Catherine (nee: Chaffee) Urban. He attended St. Catherine’s High School through his junior year until transferring to Washington Park High School, graduating in 1964.

Charles faithfully served our Country with the United States Navy during the Vietnam War aboard the USS Kitty Hawk (cva-63) from Oct. 13, 1966, until Oct. 1, 1968. Upon his return, he went on to school at Gateway Technical College. Charles was employed by the JI Case Corp. as a supervisor and also worked part-time for Randall’s Food Market. Catholic by faith, he was a longtime member of St. Rose Catholic Church.

Charles had a great appreciation for animals, especially his pets – Pugsley (age 27), Pugsley Ann, Pug-A-Poo, T-Rex, and D-O-G. Among his interests, he enjoyed fishing, bowling, darts, Cribbage, war movies, oil painting, The Beatles, watching the Packers, and playing the Lottery. Above all, he loved being a father and grandfather.

Surviving are his children, Peter Urban, Billie Jo Urban (Jonathan), and Christopher Urban; grandchildren, Justin, Kataya, Jasmine, Reginna, Russia and Asia; great-grandson, Jamarreon; sister (and his best-friend), Mary Jo Urban; nieces, Jacqueline and Linda Urban; nephews, Andee and Dante Urban; and Rodney Rogers; longtime friend and former wife of 13 years, Jacalyn DrahiemThomsen; and many other friends too numerous to mention by name.
In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his nephew, Sonny Urban; and beloved friends, Blanche and Nikki Urick.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, August 25, 2009, at 11 a.m. in St. Richard of Chichester Catholic Church, 1503 Grand Ave., with Rev. Ronald J. Gramza officiating. Interment, with military honors, will follow in St. Louis Cemetery – Caledonia. Visitation will be in the funeral home on Monday from 5-8 p,m. and in the church on Tuesday from 10-11 a.m.

Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory
4600 County Line Rd., Racine 262-552-9000

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