Philip Urben, 68, Baraboo

July 31, 2018

Philip R. Urben, 68 of Baraboo, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, surrounded by his loving family at his side.

He was born Jan. 16, 1950, in Madison, the 11th child of William and Dorothy (Stampfli) Urben. He was a United States Army veteran from the Vietnam era, stationed in Germany. On Feb. 13, 1971, he was united in marriage to Marilyn Schultz. In their 47 years of marriage, they were blessed with three sons.

He worked for the Madison Silo Company and for 31 years he was employed by the U.S. Postal Service in Baraboo until his retirement. He enjoyed walks at Devil’s Lake, gardening, going to lunch with Karl and spending time with the family and grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Marilyn; sons, Rich (Michelle) of Baraboo and their children, Isabella “Bella,” William “Bubba,”Craig of Baraboo and his children, Tyler, Asha, Brad (Erin) of Rock Springs and their children, Alex Urben, Isaiah Taylor, Josh Taylor, Jenna Urben and Grace Urben; two great-grandchildren, Nevaeh Gladden and Peyton Brandt. He is also survived by two brothers, Milford (Marlene) of Middleton, Robert Urben of New Glarus; two sisters, Isabell Johnson of Madison and Patricia Yakocick of Milwaukee; sisters-in-law, Susan Urben of Fort Atkinson and Shirley Vertein; brothers-in-law, Walter “Butch” (Rita) Schultz and Roy “Choppa” (Sherry) Schultz; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Conrad, Dean and Russell; sisters, Grace Minard, Jane Boley and Phyllis Dregers; and his niece, Katie Urben.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, at 1 p.m. New Life Community Advent Christian Church in Baraboo with Reverend Jesse Stevens officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery where military rites will be conducted. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.