George R. Urban

Sept. 7, 1932 - Sept. 16, 2009

George R. Urban of the town of Lisbon died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009, at his home at age 77. He was born Sept. 7, 1932, in Milwaukee, the son of Wendell and Eva (Klopfer) Urban.

At the age of 17, George entered the U.S. Army and served until 1953. That same year, he went to work for Alloy Products as a machinist, and later helped start the Alloy Credit Union. In 1968, George became a union business representative for District No. 10 of the International Association of Machinists, and continued until retiring in 1995. He also was president of the Waukesha Labor Council until 2004. George spent many hours volunteering his time, which included serving on the board and finance committee for United Way and being a bell ringer for the Salvation Army for many years. After retiring, he was able to enjoy his love of fishing and all types of hunting.

George will be sadly missed by his wife, Kathleen G. Urban of the town of Lisbon; children, Anna Marie (David) Miller of Waukesha, Georgina (Steven) Sexton of Waukesha, David R. (Trish St. George) Urban of Derry, N.H., Lisa (David) Pierce of Waukesha and Misty R. Jaeschke of Waukesha; stepchildren, Michael (Laurie) Vandenbush of Waukesha, Susan (Fernando) Escobedo of Waukesha, Carla Vandenbush of the town of Genesee and Lynn Vandenbush of Milwaukee; grandchildren, Dan, Samantha and Tim Miller, Connie (Ben) Herbstman, Tony and Mike Sexton, Bryan and Jake Pierce and Jordon and Ashley Jaeschke; stepgrandchildren, Breanna and Emily Vandenbush, Nicholas and Anthony Escobedo, Alli, Taylor and Mariah Gean and T.J., Jake and Caleb Golembiewski; great-grandchildren, Grace and Memphis Miller; and brother, Wendell (the late Trudy) Urban of Georgia. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Visitation continues Monday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral Mass at St. Charles Catholic Church, 313 Circle Drive, Hartland. Interment will be held privately at St. Charles Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to United Way in Waukesha County, P.O. Box 1041, Waukesha, WI 53187, or to the Salvation Army, 445 Madison St., Waukesha, WI 53188.

The family would like to thank the town of Lisbon paramedics and the Waukesha County Sheriffs Department.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to for directions or to leave an online tribute.