Charles J. Urban

WILMINGTON—Charles J. Urban, 103, of Wilmington, Safety Harbor, FL and formerly of Chicago, Homer Twp., Romeoville and Marshall and Longview, TX, passed away Oct. 14, 2019. Born Nov. 24, 1915 in Auburn, IL, Charles James was a son of John Urbanski and Julia Beja Urbanski. He was raised in Auburn, and continued on to earn his bachelor of science in accountancy from the University of Illinois, Urbana in 1938. Charles went on to become a US Army Veteran who served in the 43rd Artillery Battalion and 8th Infantry Division during WWII, and was honorably discharged as a 1st Lieutenant. Charles married Marie M. Maibuecher, of Chicago, on Jan. 19, 1952 and she preceded him in death on Tuesday, June 19, 2007. He worked as an accountant his entire life holding employment with several Chicago companies before and after WWII. It was in 1963 that he began working with Reynolds Metals Company in McCook, IL where he continued his career for the following 25 years. He was a former member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Romeoville and the Holy Name Society. He was a member and past president of Romeoville (Hampton Park) Lions Club, member and chair of the Romeo Mosquito Abatement District; member of the American Legion in Safety Harbor, FL and of the VFW Post 5422 in Wilmington. Charles also served as former DuPage Township Clerk, as well as a member of the Will County Board of Review. Survivors include his children: John (Jennifer) Urban, of Wilmington; Jim (Anna Kasten) Urban, of Champaign and Julie (Matt) Sunski, of Safety Harbor, FL; grandchildren: Jesse, Joseph and Patrick Sunski; Joan and Sophia, Jonathan (J.T.) and Christopher Urban, and numerous nieces and nephews. Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Marie; daughter, Joan Marie Urban; his parents and seven brothers and three sisters. The family will receive friends for a visitation at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 E. Kahler Rd. in Wilmington on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019 between the hours of 5 and 7 p.m. Funeral services will follow Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019 at 10 a.m. in St. Rose Catholic Church, 604 S. Kankakee St. in Wilmington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with Reverend Maciej Stelmach presiding. Burial with full military honors will be in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, where Charles will be laid to rest with his late wife, Marie. Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Charles’ memory to a charity of the donor’s choosing. Family and friends may sign the guest book, upload photographs or share Charles’ memorial page online by logging onto Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington.