Edwin Urban Death, Obituary – Edwin “Ed” Francis Urban, who was 89 years old and lived in Fond du Lac, passed away on January 25th, 2023 at the St. Agnes Hospital. The son of Francis J. and Leora I. Tank Urban, he was born on February 18, 1933 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. His parents’ names were Francis J. and Leora I. Tank Urban. Ed received his high school diploma from Rosendale in the year 1951. He had served his country well in the United States Army.
He wed Janice H. Thill on the 21st of November, 1953, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, which is located in the town of Woodhull. Ed was employed as a Corrections Officer at Waupun Correctional for more than 35 years, and he also worked for many years as a school bus driver on the side. He once served in the role of tax assessor for the community of Oakfield. Both the baseball teams that Ed’s kid played on and the Boy Scout troops that he led were run entirely on a voluntary basis. Faith and family were the two things that Ed valued the most above all else in his life.
Both Presentation Catholic Church in North Fond du Lac and the Knights of Columbus counted him as an active member at one time or another. He cherished the time he got to spend with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who provided him so much happiness throughout his life. His loved ones will never forget his infectious grin or the delight he took in their accomplishments. He was their most vocal and steadfast supporter and guide. He never missed one of their competitions, no matter what sport it was. His penchant for sending home handwritten notes and postcards from his travels will live on in remembrance.
He was a master at wrapping birthday and Christmas presents in excessive amounts of tape, and his delightful giggle of amusement was infectious. Ed and Janice loved to travel; over the course of their marriage, they visited Hawaii twice, went to Nashville for Fan Faire ten years in a row, and went on a number of other bus trips. Ed looked forward to his work. He had an excellent attention to detail and was always willing to assist anyone who came to him for assistance.