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Jean Urban

June 29, 1927 — May 25, 2023

Truman

Jean Urban, 95, of Truman, passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2023 at Heartland Senior Living in Truman. A service will be held on Thursday, June 8th, at 11:00am at St. John’s Lutheran of Antrim with Rev. Matthew Rusert officiating. Visitation will be 9:30-11:00 at the church. Burial will take place at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Antrim. A livestream of the service can be viewed and condolences can be left at www.zahariafamilyfuneral.com. Zaharia Family Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

Jean was born on June 29, 1927, the daughter of Albert and Marie (Finke) Andersen. She received her elementary education in the Winnebago area and graduated from Truman High School in 1945.

On August 17, 1947, Jean was united in marriage to Reinhard Urban. They made their home in St. James until May 1949, when they moved to the Urban family farm in rural Truman.

Jean’s greatest loves were her husband, her family, and being a farm wife. She also enjoyed gardening, sewing and crafts, reading, playing the accordion, listening to country and polka music, and was known for her love of whistling.

Surviving her are her children: Wayne, Linda (Bill) Krueger, Jerry, Rod (Brenda) Urban, Maggi (Wes) Anderson, and daughter-in-law, Connie. She is also survived by 20 grandchildren, Darcy, Corby, Patrick, Christopher, Heidi, Ryan, Aaron, Michael, Michelle, Mitchell, Mark, Amanda, Melissa, Laura, Jerrick, Ethan, Cassie, Jason, Jonathan, and Jenna: 35 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren, sister-in-law, Roxanne Andersen, nephew, Arlan, nieces LuAnn and Janet and several cousins.

Jean is preceded in death by her husband, Reiny, son Darrell, parents Albert and Marie Andersen, brother Lonnie Andersen and nephew Arnold.

In lieu of flowers, consider memorials to St. John’s Lutheran Church-Antrim  Cemetery, Truman Ambulance Service, or United Hands Hospice (United Hospital District).

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