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Leonard "Len" John Urban

April 23, 1946 ~ March 9, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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Leonard "Len" John Urban, 76, of La Porte, passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2023 at Northwest Health - La Porte, surrounded by close family members.

Len was born on April 23, 1946 in Melrose Park, IL, to Richard and Emily Urban.

On September 13, 1969 in East Chicago, IN, he married Cecilia Ann Sobolewski, who survives.  Also surviving are his children, Tammy (Tom) Myers of Terre Haute, IN and Adam Urban of La Porte; 2 grandchildren, Taylor and Trenton; 3 great-grandchildren, Paislee, Kynlee, and Jamison; one great-grandchild on the way; sisters, Carol (LeRoy) Stayley of AZ and Deloris Short of La Porte; as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Linda (Jerry) Evans; brother, Richard Urban; and brother-in-law, Glen Short. 

Len worked as a millwright for U.S. Tobacco and Local 1693.  He proudly served in the United States Air Force.  Len will be fondly remembered for his patriotism.

Known as "Snowflake" for his brilliant white hair, Len loved having fun, in a goofy sort of way, with his family.  His humor could be smart, sarcastic, and even dark at times.  Family holidays, especially those that included food, were at the top of Len's favorites list.  In his early years, Len enjoyed fishing, but later grew into a homebody, especially spending time sitting around Adam's pond affectionately called "Lake Minnetonka". 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at St. Peter Catholic Church with Father Nate Edquist officiating.  Burial with military honors will follow at Pine Lake Cemetery.

A time of visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass at the church.   

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Holy Family Parish Memorial Gift Fund, 201 Bach Street, La Porte, IN  46350 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital-Memorial Processing, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105-9959. 

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March 15, 2023

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Peter Catholic Church
1110 Monroe Street
La Porte, IN 46350

Mass of Christian Burial
March 15, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Peter Catholic Church
1110 Monroe Street
La Porte, IN 46350

Burial with Full Military Honors
March 15, 2023

Pine Lake Cemetery
1352 Pine Lake Rd
La Porte, IN 46350


Holy Family Parish Memorial Gift Fund
201 Bach St., La Porte IN 46350

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856


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