Sep 16, 2021 6:07 PM

Eugene Joseph 'Gene' Urban

Posted Sep 16, 2021 6:07 PM

Eugene Joseph “Gene” Urban, 80, retired salesman for Star Lumber & Supply, Cherry Orchard Furniture, Kansas Lighting, and Dillons, passed away Tuesday, September 14, 2021.

Rosary, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, September 16, 2021; Funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 17, 2021, both at Christ the King Catholic Church.

Eugene was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a jack of all trades and had many hobbies that he pursued after his time in the service. He loved working on cars, loved watching NASCAR, and was a member of the Mulvane Marauders Car Club. He loved working as a carpenter, and was an avid woodworker, building grandfather clocks along with other types of clocks. He did a lot of coaching within the family and enjoyed cooking and baking for them as well. Eugene was a member of Knights of Columbus and Holy Name Society at Christ the King Parish.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Eleanor Urban; brother, Ronald Urban, and brother-in-law, Leroy Klaus.

Survivors include his wife, Judith; daughters, Jennifer Urban and Jessica (Brett) Johnson; sons, Michael, Brian and Eric (Candice) Urban; sister, Rita (Gene) Gabel; twin sister, Janet Klaus; brother, Adam Urban; 11 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Roger (Evan) Walter.

Memorials have been established with Christ the King Catholic Church, 4411 W. Maple St., Wichita, KS 67209 and Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market, Wichita, KS 67202. Downing & Lahey Mortuary West.