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Juanita Jean Urban, 81, of Glencoe

Juanita Urban
Juanita Jean Urban, 81, of Glencoe, formerly of Mound, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2015, at Oak Terrace Care Center in Gaylord.
Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 20, at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson with Rev. Jerry Meidl officiating. Bev Wangerin was the organist, and Lucy Newcomb was the song leader. Special music was by Elizabeth Nowak and Brittany Goodrich. Musical selections included “Shine On Us,” “Jealous of the Angels,” “Here I Am, Lord,” “Shepherd Me, O God,” “Hail Mary, Gentle Women,” “On Eagles Wings,” “Fly Like a Bird” and “Be Not Afraid.”
Honorary bearers were Katrina Urban and Erika Urban. Casket bearers were Jason Urban, Bradley Nowak, Kevin Nowak, Justin Nowak, Tricia Urban and Kimberly Urban.
Interment was in the St. Anastasia Catholic Cemetery in Hutchinson.
Juanita Jean Urban was born Sept. 21, 1934, in Mound, the daughter of John and Katherine (Hayes) Stein. She was baptized as an infant and confirmed in her faith as a youth at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Mound. She received her education in Mound, and was a graduate of the Mound High School class of 1952. In her youth, she worked at Mound State Bank.
On Aug. 7, 1954, she was united in marriage to James Urban at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Mound. Their marriage was blessed with four children, Thomas, Raymond, Debra and Steven. The couple resided in St. Paul until they purchased their farm in rural Glencoe in 1959. They shared 52 years of marriage before Mr. Urban’s death on March 28, 2006.
In addition to being a loving homemaker and mother, Mrs. Urban was a partner in the farming operation. She attended St. Anastasia Catholic Church, where she served as a librarian, rummage sale chairperson and was a member of the Council of Catholic Women (CCW). She also was a member of the Western Fraternal Association, the Hutchinson Historical Society, and volunteered at the Twice As Nice store in Hutchinson. In addition, she assisted at the adult day activity center in Biscay.
Mrs. Urban enjoyed embroidery, tending to her garden and traveling. She also enjoyed going to the casino and playing cards. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and playing with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was able to stay on the farm with assistance with her family. When she needed more assistance than her family could provide, she became a resident of Oak Terrace Care Center on Oct. 30, 2015.
She is survived by her sons, Thomas (Kathleen) Urban of Biscay, Raymond (Jessica) Urban of Biscay and Steve Urban of Biscay; daughter, Debra (James) Nowak of Silver Lake; grandchildren, Jason (Krystle) Urban, Tricia Urban, Kimberly Urban, Katrina Urban, Erika Urban, Bradley (Angela) Nowak, Kevin Nowak (fianceé Brittney Goodrich), and Justin (Elizabeth) Nowak; great-grandchildren, Aiden Nowak, Ethan Nowak, James Jack Urban, Calvin Nowak and Liam Byzewski; sister, Delores Dudek of Watertown; many other nieces, nephews, Godchildren, relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Katherine Stein; husband, James Urban; sister and brother-in-law, Nelva and Kenneth Shultz; and brother-in-law, Alvin Dudek.
Arrangements were with the Dobratz-Hantge Chapel in Hutchinson. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com.