May 11, 1933 - November 12, 2021
Elsie Alma Urban, 88, our wife, mother, grandmother, and great- grandmother, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 12, 2021 at New Hope Valley Assisted Living. Elsie was born on May 11, 1933 in Saginaw to the late Walter E. and Alma B. (Schaber) Vogelmann. She graduated from Saginaw High School in 1951, following which she worked at Equitable Life and Second National Bank, where she met her husband, Theodore A Urban. They were married April 21, 1956 in Saginaw, and Ted preceded her in death on June 5, 2014. In the early 1970’s, Elsie was a tireless advocate for special education in Saginaw. She served for some time on the Board of Directors of the Saginaw County ARC. She and Ted, along with a group of determined parents of special needs children, were a driving force in the creation of the Melvin Millet Learning Center in Bridgeport. She served on various action committees and volunteered at fund raising events. One of her proudest moments was her son reading the commencement speech at his graduation from Millet in 1995. She was a past member of the former St. Luke's Hospital Ladies Auxiliary Guild, where she spent many hours volunteering in the gift shop. She was a long time member of Peace Lutheran Church and since 2014, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. In addition to her parents and her husband, Ted, she was preceded in death by a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Richard and Mary Foran, and a nephew, Jeff Foran. She is survived by four children, Connie (John) Griffore, Carol Schneider and former husband Paul Schneider, Cathy Douglas and former husband Scott Douglas, and the light of her life, her son, Ted W. Urban; three grandchildren, Brandon (Nicole) Griffore, Stephanie (Marc) St. John, and Jessica (Cody) Kleppert; and six great- grandchildren, Tiara Wolverton, Ava Ryder, Madeline Griffore, Sofia Anger, Layla Kleppert, and Corbin Kleppert. She is also survived by two nieces, Linda Foran and Jane Bergstrom, as well as several great-nieces and nephews. Elsie's family will be present to receive visitors on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 from 10:00 AM until Elsie's 11:00 AM Funeral Ceremony at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 1550 Midland Rd., between State & Gratiot. Interment will be held in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to Cardinal Hospice, especially Kaitlyn, for her compassion and care for our Mom, as well as past and present staff of New Hope Valley Assisted Living, where she resided the past six years. Memorials for Elsie may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church or Special Olympics of Saginaw County. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.
Elsie Alma Urban, 88, our wife, mother, grandmother, and great- grandmother, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 12, 2021 at New Hope Valley Assisted Living. Elsie was born on May 11, 1933 in Saginaw to the late Walter E. and Alma B.... View Obituary & Service Information
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