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John "Jack" James Urban

April 17, 1941 ~ February 7, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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John "Jack" Urban, 81, Algoma, passed away, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, at the Lutheran Home in Wauwatosa.  He was born April 17, 1941, in Algoma to Otto and Catherine (Mraz) Urban.  

Jack graduated from the Algoma High School in 1959, and went on to the Door-Kewaunee Teachers College from 1959-1961.  Jack got his first teaching position at a rural school in the Dyckesville area where he taught grades three and four from 1961 to 1963.  He later taught at another rural school in Dyckesville for grades fifth and sixth.  Two year later he taught grades one through four in Duvall from 1965 to 1967.  He was also attending Oshkosh College, to complete his teaching degree and graduated in 1967.

He taught eight grade at High View School from 1967 to 1969, in the Kewaunee School District, Jack made his career of teaching math and U.S. history at Kewaunee Middle School, later known as Marquette School, until he retired in 1998 after teaching for 37 years.

Jack met Beverly Neumann at Marquette School, where she was secretary, in 1972, and they got married June of 1974.  Beverly preceded Jack in death on December 4, 2001 from cancer.  
Jack was an avid lifetime collector of sports memorabilia, which earned him a place in the Sports Collectors Hall of Fame.  During the 1960"s through 1990's Jack collected Pontiac GTOs and Grand Prix.  Jack's particular favorite models were from 1969.  He enjoyed his leisure time playing cards and is quite good at Poker, Cribbage, Sheepshead and Hearts.

Jack was very active in sports throughout his life, playing baseball, softball and in a men's city basketball league during the 1960's.  He was also an avid bowler and enjoyed knocking pins down for 30 years.

He was a devout Catholic and was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church his whole life.

Jack is survived by his daughter Leann (Richard) Laiacona, Milwaukee, brother James (Donna) Urban, Rural Algoma and his cousin Kathy (Mark) Zeman, Manitowoc.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Beverly.

Family and friends at invited for a public visitation, Monday, Feb. 13th, 2023, from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Schinderle Funeral Home, Algoma.   Prayer service 7:00 PM with Kathy Zeman.  The visitation will continue, Tuesday, Feb. 14th from 9:00 AM until the Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary Catholic Church at 11:00 AM with Rev. Andrew Kurz officiating.  Burial in the church cemetery following the Mass.

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February 13, 2023

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Schinderle Funeral Home & Cremation Services, LLC
1600 Schinderle Lane
Algoma, WI 54201

February 14, 2023

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church, Algoma
118 Church Street
Algoma, WI 54201

Funeral Mass
February 14, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church, Algoma
118 Church Street
Algoma, WI 54201


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