Dec. 26, 1934-Dec. 21, 2004
OBERLIN -- Franklin Urban, 69, died Tuesday (Dec. 21, 2004) at Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin.
He was born Dec. 26, 1934, to Ralph and Eleanor (Kundysek) Urban on a farm southeast of Atwood. He was raised in rural Atwood and attended country school.
He was in the Army.
On July 17, 1906, he married Willa Cary in Hayes Center. The couple farmed and ranched.
He was a member of the Western Fraternal Life member over 50 years, ZBGJ.
He was preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter, Cynthia; and two brothers, Bennie and Delven Urban.
Survivors include his wife, Willa Urban of Oberlin; three sons, Terry Urban of Oberlin, Trevor Urban and wife, Stephanie of Bonner Springs, Kan., and William "Bill" Urban and wife, Nora of Tonganoxie, Kan.; two daughters, Becky Urban of McPherson, Kan., Brenda Diederich of Oberlin; brothers, John Urban and wife, Agnes of Colby, Kan.; four sisters, Dona Frandson of Oberlin, Sylvia Wachendorfer of Selden, Mary Depe and husband, Hary of Trenton and Roberta Urban of Oberlin; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Services are Friday, 10:30 a.m., at Pauls Funeral Home of Oberlin with the Rev. Doug Hasty officiating. Interment will be in Oberlin Cemetery.
Visitation is today, until 8 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m., until service time.
Memorials may be given in his name.
Pauls Funeral Home of Oberlin is in charge of the arrangements.