Benjamin Urban (1935-2014)

Benjamin Urban (1935-2014)


Ben L. Urban of Clarion passed away Tuesday March 11, 2014 in Hapmton Iowa.  

March 15, 2014


CLARION - Ben L. Urban, 78, of Clarion passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at the Rehabilitation Center of Hampton.

Funeral services for Ben Urban will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at 1:30 PM at the First Lutheran Church, 420 1st Street North West in Clarion with Pastor Ron Nelson officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Clarion.

Benjamin Lee Urban was born on November 19, 1935 to Chris and Johanna Urban in Calumet, Iowa. He graduated from Calumet High School in 1954, and then attended Morningside College in Sioux City. Ben married Aurel Englert on June 23, 1956, and to this union, two sons were born, Mark and Jeff.

After working various jobs, Ben served in the Army in Washington State, and also worked in Cherokee at the District Patrol office as a clerk. He attended Patrol school in Des Moines, and began duty as an Iowa Highway Patrol Officer in Clarion in April 1959. He served his entire Patrol career in Clarion, where he retired in June 1991.

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