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Elrey Emil Urban -- St. Charles

ST. CHARLES -- The funeral for Elrey Emil Urban will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Dover United Methodist Church, with his nephew, the Rev. Bruce Fredrickson, officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Dover with military graveside rites by the St. Charles Veteran of Foreign Wars.

Mr. Urban, 85, of St. Charles, a retired home construction worker, died Saturday (July 20, 2002) at Seasons Hospice in Rochester.

He was born April 12, 1917, in Dover and married Vema Hicks there on Nov. 18, 1944. During World War II he was a photographer for the 807th Aviation Engineers. After the war the couple lived in Dover until moving to Beloit, Wis., in 1952. In Beloit, Mr. Urban worked in home construction and for Beloit Corp. until an early medical retirement. Following his wife's retirement, they lived in Tomah, Wis., until moving to St. Charles in 1998. They had wintered in Florida for many years. He was a member of Dover United Methodist Church, a lifelong member of the VFW and enjoyed woodworking and making latch hook rugs.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Pamela (Johnnie) Barrs of Dover; two grandchildren; and a sister, Wava Wohlferd of St. Charles. A brother preceded him in death.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hoff Funeral Homes-St. Charles Chapel and an hour before the service Thursday at the church.

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