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Glenn Roger Urban

June 20, 1939 ~ September 26, 2019 (age 80)


Glenn R. Urban, 80 years old, went to be with the Lord on September 26, 2019 after a sudden heart attack.  Glenn was born on June 20, 1939 to the late Dusan and Anne Urban in Chicago, IL.  He graduated high school in 1957 from Franklin Township High School, IN.  He pursued further education in New York for Friden, a company who manufactured and serviced mechanical calculators. On December 1, 1962, Glenn married the late Virdella J. Urban in Westmont, IL.  In 1973, they moved their growing family from the suburbs of Chicago to Edgar, WI with hopes to enjoy country living.  Glenn was employed by Marathon Electric in Wausau and later worked at Greenheck Fan Corporation in Schofield.  In 1986, he began his own business, White Knight Cleaning Services, a residential and commercial carpet cleaning and janitorial service.  This small business serviced the central Wisconsin region for 25 years.    Glenn and Virdella were married for over 55 years and had four daughters.

Glenn enjoyed farming his small acreage, growing ginseng, lawn care, and restoring old tractors.  He enjoyed outdoor activities such as Sunday afternoon drives or riding down back-country roads on mini-bikes with various family members.  In recent years, Glenn cherished time spent listening to on-line Bible studies.  A longtime grade school friend described Glenn as a ‘straight arrow guy’ after hearing of his passing. 

Glenn is survived by their four daughters, Kathy (Robert) Ross of Edgar, Kristine (Jeffrey) Leitzke of Weston, Karen (Joel) Rossman of Omaha, NE and Kimberly (Jason) Peters of Colorado Springs, CO.  He is survived by 12 grandchildren, Andrew (Ruth) Ross, Matthew (Paige) Ross, Emily and Peter Ross, Jason (Megan) Leitzke, Allison (Landyn) Leitzke, Olivia Rossman, Brittany, Wesley, Tiffany, Lindsay and Jack Peters.  Glenn also had 4 great-granddaughters.  He is survived by his brother, Paul (Nancy) Urban of Fair Play, MO.  He was preceded in death by his sister, Joyce Nelson.

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 4, 2019 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home in Edgar.  Visitation will also be on Saturday from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. with an 11:00 a.m. service to celebrate his life at the Edgar funeral home.  Burial will be in the Edgar Cemetery.

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October 4, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home
327 N. Third Avenue
Edgar, WI 54426

Funeral Service
October 5, 2019

11:00 AM
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home
327 N. Third Avenue
Edgar, WI 54426

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