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Martha Urban, 91, of Silver Lake

Martha Urban

Martha Urban, 91, of Silver Lake, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at Cedar Crest in Silver Lake.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake with the Rev. Michael Doyle as the celebrant.
Casket bearers were Ross Konerza, Elise Konerza, Seth Mickolichek, Sara Wyffels, Matt Mickolichek and Will Mickolichek. Interment was in the Holy Family Cemetery.
Martha Urban was born July 12, 1926, in Glencoe, the daughter of Joseph L. and Josephine (Kotkan) Popelka. She graduated from Glencoe High School and began working as a secretary at the mill in Glencoe. After raising her children, she went back to school for a secretarial degree and began working at the Silver Lake State Bank.
On June 30, 1953, she was united in marriage to Willard Urban at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Silver Lake. Their marriage was blessed with six children. The couple lived in Silver Lake and shared 58 years of marriage before Mr. Urban’s death in 2011.
Mrs. Urban was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church and was involved in many church activities throughout her life. She also was a member of the Silver Lake Women’s Club, Catholic Workman and the American Legion Auxiliary.
She and her husband enjoyed their world travels, but she always missed her family and was happy to return home. They enjoyed fishing, especially at their cabin. Mrs. Urban was a true Czech, baking kolaches for family and friends and was always happy when there was old-time music playing. She loved being with family and especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Wanda (Gordon) Konerza of Prior Lake, Polly (Charles) Munkberg of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, John Urban of Chaska, James Urban (Liza) Sopok and Patrice (Mark) Mickolichek of Silver Lake; grandchildren, Ellen (Abe) Konerza, Ross (Rochelle) Konerza, Elise (David) Konerza, Josie (Alex) Henderson, Andrea Wendlandt, Sara (Ian) Wyffels and Seth, Matthew and Will Mickolichek; and great-granddaughter, Audrey Henderson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard; daughter, Jan; parents; infant sister, Josephine; brothers, Theodore Popelka and Cyril Popelka; sisters, Mary Popelka and Gladys Urban; and many other relatives and friends.
The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake served the family. Online condolences may be made at www.mareshfuneralhome.com.