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Dorothy M. Urben of Huntley Dorothy M. Urben, 84, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at the Apostolic Christian Resthaven in Elgin. She was born March 28, 1929 in Madison, WI the daughter of William and Clara (Hoesly) Engler. Dorothy was raised in New Glarus, Wisconsin, a small community south of Madison that is known as America's "Little Switzerland". She was co-valedictorian of her class when she graduated from New Glarus High School and went on to further her education at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. While in college she pursued both her love of music and love of children. Not only did she achieve the level of 1st chair saxophonist in the university's concert band, she was also an accomplished pianist and organist. Her degree in preschool education was accomplished summa cum laude. Dorothy and her husband Leon would of celebrated 64 years of marriage on August 21st, 2013. They have known each other their entire lives...neighbors, fellow students and finally as husband and wife and raising their six children. Of Dorothy, Leon says, "She has never lost her beautiful smile". She is survived by her beloved husband Leon, her six loving children; Mark (Tracy) Urben, Eric (Brenda) Urben, Bruce (Angie) Urben, Daniel (Leesa) Urben, Lisa Urben and Stacy (James) Rechtin. 14 cherished grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Memorial visitation will be Saturday, May 11 from 10:00AM until the 11:00 AM Memorial Service at the First Congregational Church, 11628 E. Main St., Huntley with Rev, Lance Lackore officiating. Inurnment will be Saturday, May 18th at 11:00 AM in New Glarus Cemetery in New Glarus, WI. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be directed to the Greater Illinois Chapter, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631 or to the First Congregational Church Building Fund. The James A. O'Connor Funeral Home is assisting the family, for information 847-669-5111 or visit www.jamesaoconnorfuneralhome.com.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on May 8, 2013
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