Gregory “Greg” Urban, husband of Janet, age 75, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at 11:00 A.M. at CrossPoint Church in Hutchinson.
Interment will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at 11:00 A.M. at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorials preferred to the Disabled American Veterans Organization.
Gregory “Greg” Paul Urban was born on August 20, 1947, in Aberdeen, South Dakota. He was the son of Norbert and Ida (Kranzler) Urban. Greg was baptized as an infant at Congregational Church in Watertown, South Dakota, and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth at Second Presbyterian Church in Flandreau, South Dakota. He received his education in Canton, South Dakota, and was a graduate of the Augusta Academy Class of 1966. Greg furthered his education at Columbia College in Jefferson City, Missouri, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in History.
Greg entered active military service in the United States Navy on March 31, 1975, and served his country during the Vietnam, Cold War and Persian Gulf War including two years of sea service aboard the USS Yellowstone (AD-41). Greg served for over fourteen years as a precision measuring specialist calibrating all kinds of specialized equipment and over eight years teaching those skills to other Navy seaman and women. He received an Honorable Discharge on June 30, 1994, at Naval Station in Norfolk, Virginia, retiring after over 20-years of active-duty service achieving the rate of Instrumentman Chief Petty Officer.
On June 27, 1968, Greg was united in marriage to Janet Hunsicker at Second Presbyterian Church in Flandreau. This marriage was blessed with two children, Lisa and Robert. Greg and Janet made their home in Hutchinson, Minnesota. They shared 54 years of marriage.
After Greg retired from the Navy, he was employed at HTI in Hutchinson until retiring in 2013. Greg was a member of Oddfellows, Ham Radio Club, and the American Legion Post 96. He was also a lifelong member of the Disabled American Veterans.
Greg enjoyed fishing, camping, electric trains, watching old movies and historical shows, and playing Santa and “Bumbles” the clown. While in college, Greg enjoyed playing the organ in a group from Chicago called “The Buckinghams.” He especially enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren and friends.
Greg passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota, at the age of 75 years.
Blessed be his memory.
Greg is survived by his:
Wife, Janet Urban of Hutchinson, MN;
Children, Lisa Yee and her husband, Brice of Tulsa, OK,
Robert Urban and his wife, Julie of Racine, WI;
Grandchildren, Bryan Urban, Nicholas Urban, Brittany Urban, Leah Netzel;
Many other relatives and friends.
Greg is preceded in death by his Parents, Norbert and Ida Urban.
Tom Gillespie says
It is hard to say goodby to a great longtime friend. I will remember Greg as an interesting, intelligent, proactive leader. He contributed much to those around him. 73’s SK.
Thomas Gagnon says
I have been friends with Greg at least since around 1995. Mainly through the Crow River Amateur Radio Club. At a later time we went fishing together when ever he was able to.
Greg was very knowledgeable person. He was very proactive leader in what ever he did. He also liked helping others.
I will miss him greatly.
73 Greg SK
Robert Urban says
We all love and miss you so much dad . I will always cherish the memories with you and many live lessons you taught us. I can only hope to make you proud and be half the man that you were. Fair winds and following seas dad.