2013-09-26 / Obituaries

Marvin Ben Urban

November 9, 1928 - September 17, 2013

Funeral services for Marvin Urban, 84, of Serbin, Texas were held Saturday, September 21, 2013 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Serbin with Rev. John Schmidt officiating. Burial followrd in the church cemetery.

Marvin Ben Urban was born on November 9, 1928 in Serbin, Texas to Ben & Clara (Kalbas) Urban. He was baptized on November 18, 1928 and confirmed onApril 6, 1941 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Serbin by Rev. Herman Schmidt. His confirmation verse was Romans 1:16 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek”. Marvin served in the U.S. Army from December 14, 1950 until October 17, 1952 and was stationed in Germany. He received an Associates Degree from Blinn College in 1956 and had been employed as a pot room operator with Alcoa and an equipment installer with General Telephone. He was a lifelong and active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Serbin where he had served as an elder and had sang in the choir. He was also a member of the Texas Wendish Historical Society and the American Legion Post 276 in Giddings. Marvin enjoyed reading and loved discussing and keeping up with politics.

He passed away the morning of Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at St. Mark’s Medical Center in La Grange.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben & Clara Urban and his two sisters, Emilie Schulze and Florence Schwausch.

Marvin is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Arthur & LaVerne Urban of Serbin; his brother-in-law, George Schwausch of Jarrell; his nieces and nephews, Kathy & James Kalbas of Serbin, Janet & Gus Schramm Jr. of Warda, Milton & Michelle Urban of La Grange, Doris & Kevin Kunkel of Paige, Dennis Schwausch of Jarrell, Kenneth Schwausch of Jarrell, Kay & Billy Losey of Florida, Jean & Gene Jackson of Euless and Melvin & Peggy Schulze of Pleasanton, as well as numerous great nieces, great nephews, other relatives and friends.

Serving as pallbearers were Joseph Urban, Byron Kalbas, Ronnie Schnell, Adam Schramm, Andy Schramm and Dennis Schwausch.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Luther World Relief or the charity of one’s choice.

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