Joseph Urbanski

SPRING VALLEY -- Joseph T. Urbanski, 86, of 307 Elm St., Spring Valley, and for the last two years at the LaSalle Veterans Home, died at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, 2003, at St. Margaret's Hospital in Spring Valley.

Born Dec. 30, 1917, in DePue to Stanley and Frances (Tuszkowski) Urbanski, he married Louise Gedvilas May 5, 1951, in St. Anne Catholic Church, Spring Valley, by the late Rev. William Kwinn. She survives.

He worked for Signal Delivery Service in Chicago for 40 years until retiring. He was a World War II veteran, serving with the U.S. Army, Battery B 451 Anti-Aircraft Division in the North African and European theater of operators as a staff sergeant.

He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Spring Valley, the Musicians Union and the DePue VFW. He played for the Combolaros Trio Band for many years.

Also surviving are one daughter, Carol (Timothy) Feltes of Ottawa; and one brother, Al Urbanski of Spring Valley.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and two sisters.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Anthony Catholic Church, Spring Valley, with the Rev. Joseph Hogan officiating. Burial will be in Valley Memorial Park, Spring Valley, with full military rites conducted by the LaSalle Oglesby Veterans Memorial Group.

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday in the church.

Memorials may be directed to the LaSalle Veterans Home or in Mass cards. (Bureau County Republican, Jan. 8, 2004, submitted by Janine Crandell)




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