Verlan Dwayne Urban, 79, of Rockland, WI, passed away peacefully on Nov. 3, 2015 at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse.
He was born on May 8, 1936 to Ed and Tillie Urban. He married Joyce Moe on July 1, 1961 in Holmen, WI.
Verlan grew up on the family farm in Hillsboro, WI. and attended La Crosse State. He later joined the National Guard and served for nine years. Verlan worked for Trane Company for 42 years. He worked his way from machinist, to foreman, to engineer and worked 10 years as a production manager, with Trane Service First in Charlotte, NC. He greatly enjoyed working with all of his co-workers. He was a man who loved the natural earth. His farm and garden were his special place to talk to God. Verlan enjoyed fishing, wood working, gardening and family camping with his sons, family, and friends. After he retired, Verlan loved to enjoy the beauty of the earth through his camping trips with his wife, Joyce. He was a father who inspired his sons to do well, and they have. He loved to host Halloween campouts at the farm and took great joy in the laughter and good times.
Verlan is survived by his wife, Joyce; sons, Darrell (Lisa) of La Crosse, Doug (Jackie) of Rockland, Brendon of Mount Holly, NC; grandchildren, Jordan, Hayden; sister, Marvalene Sosinsky of Tomahawk, WI; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Tillie; brother, Harlan of Hillsboro; sister in law, Donna, and brother in law, Herbert Sosinsky.
Joyce would like to thank all of the family and friends who have been supportive during this difficult time, as well as the staff at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, for their care of Verlan.
Coulee Region Cremation Group and Funeral Home is assisting the family.