Sep 15, 2021 8:50 PM

Ronald Edward 'Ron' Urban

Posted Sep 15, 2021 8:50 PM

Ronald Edward “Ron” Urban, 77, died September 9, 2021, at the Dobson Hospice House in Mesa, Arizona.  

He was born March 11, 1944, in La Crosse, Kansas, to Edward and Eleanor (Suppes) Urban.  Ron graduated from Hays High School in 1962.  He went on to serve in the U.S. Navy from 1962-1967.  He served on the USS O'Brien and also served in Vietnam.  He met Karen Curry in Long Beach, California and they were united in marriage on February 12, 1966, in Lynwood, California.  After his discharge from the Navy, Ron and Karen moved to Hays, Kansas and then to Everson, Washington in 1973.  Ron was employed by the US Post Office until his retirement in 1999.  In 2013, they moved to Mesa, Arizona to continue their retirement.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and reading in his spare time.

Ron is survived by his wife of 55 years: Karen, his sons: Marc A. Urban of Lynden, WA and Joe A. (Erica) Urban of St. Peter, MN, his grandchildren: Kade, Amelia, Owen, Eden, and Frederick, his sisters: Rita (Gene) Gabel and Janet Klaus, both of Hays, KS, and his brothers: Gene (Judy) Urban of Wichita, KS and Adam Urban of Vancouver, WA.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents, his father-in-law, his mother-in-law, his brother-in-law: Leroy Klaus, and his sisters-in-law: Paula Urban and Mary Curry Somerville.  

A memorial service will be held at a later date.