Obit: Urban, Charles “Bob” (1924- 2021)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Urban, Wagner, Thiry

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 2/03/2021

Urban, Charles “Bob” (7 February 1925 – 13 January 2021) With Flag--

Charles “Bob” Urban, 95, passed away Jan. 13, 2021, at Care and Rehab in Neillsville.

He was born Feb. 7, 1925, in Sturgeon Bay, the son of Joseph Sr. and Lena (Wagner) Urban. The family later moved to Jacksonport and purchased a night club.

He graduated in 1943 and worked at Sturgeon Bay shipyards. He enlisted in December 1943 in the Merchant Marines. His first ship was an oil tanker. Later, while he was on ship, it was put in charge of the Navy and was sent to the South Pacific to refuel ships and provide supplies to the troops on the Pacific Islands. While on leave in 1944, he married Grace Thiry and then returned to service until 1946.

In 1947, the families moved to Neillsville and purchased a car dealership. They later purchased another dealership, and he worked there until his retirement.

He enjoyed playing baseball, hunting, fishing and spending time with friends and family. He was a member of the baseball team, American Legion, Lions Club for 38 years and fired department for 41 years, serving as fire chief for 21 years. He was also a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.

He is survived by two sons, Tyler (Gayle) Urban and Wade Chuck Urban, both of Neillsville; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and daughter, Dawn Marie.

A graveside service will be held at a later date at the Neillsville City Cemetery.



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